Movies like Simon

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Simon (2004)
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Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how Simon and those around him come to terms with his illness. The strength and humour that Simon shows during this time leave a lasting impression on Camiel.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, reflective, interesting, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gay, cancer, homosexual, dentist, marijuana, sex, gays and lesbians, aids, best friends, friends, drug dealing, partners, accident, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, fighting illness, human nature, couples, gender, introspection, liberal, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, canada, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, life philosophy, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Simon: The Four Seasons (1981), Funny People (2009), Jeffrey (1995), Queens Logic (1991), 50/50 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, best friends, wilderness, partners, couples, family problems, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
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 6.3
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Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, human nature, supportive friend, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
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Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, clergy, gender, lifestyle, parents and children, twentysomething life, celibacy, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, human nature, gender, buddies, couples, looking for love, couple relations, singleness, gays and lesbians, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, tragicomedy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, buddies, coping, fighting illness, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, canada, hawaii, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human nature, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, relationship vs career, siblings relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, couples, feminism, gender, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, tucson arizona, san diego california, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: talky, witty, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, academy, weekend, gays and lesbians, friends, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, radical, s&m ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, self discovery, single parent, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, best friends, fall in love, introspection ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, ballet, countryside, rehearsal, friends, couple relations, romance, couples, fall in love, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group ...
Style: humorous, touching, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay, lesbian, friends, couples, dishonesty, gender, sexual abuse, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: gloomy, realistic, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, voyeurism, self discovery, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, addiction, suicide, drugs, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, supportive parent, single parent, adoption, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, friendship, pregnancy, romance, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, couple relations, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: athens greece, greece, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love, stalking, opposites attract, fish out of water, obsessive love, actor, gays and lesbians, friendship, youth, disorder, couples ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, europe, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, nude model, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, haunted by the past, lifestyle, human nature, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, france, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, youth, human nature, gender, looking for love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, parent child relationship, father son relationship, gay parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Life as a Dog (1985)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy, offbeat ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, dog, sexuality, loneliness, separated, social relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Living End (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey. Their motto: "Fuck the world".
Style: realistic, biting, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: aids, gay, gays and lesbians, love and romance, friendship, love affair, couples, chases and races, fugitives, friends, on the road, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, track and field, romance, friends, love and romance, singleness, twentysomething life, city life, couple relations, couples, buddies, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 6K
Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, wilderness, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends, hopes, free spirited, one last chance, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, family problems, introspection, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, breakup, thirtysomething life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, unfulfillment, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Threesome (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room. At first, relations among the three are tense. Soon, however, Alex falls for Eddy, and Stuart lusts after Alex.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: odd couple, friendship, college, mistaken identity, polyamory, water gun, pillow fight, gays and lesbians, one female two males threesome, romance, coming of age, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love triangle, artist, mistress, drug dealing, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, godparent, bohemian life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sleep with Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, friendship, homosexuality, fall in love, couples, looking for love, dishonesty, buddies, young lovers, frame up, singleness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Manuela and Manuel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deep inside, Manuel has always been Manuela. Amidst her worst love crisis, Manuela reinvents herself as Manuel in order to pass as the fiancé of her best friend Coca - who is pregnant from a one-night stand and must face her conservative family. ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, hidden identity, couples, disorder, gender bending, transvestism, gender, human nature, friends, gays and lesbians, best friends, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Man of No Importance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar ...
Style: realistic, psychological, semi serious, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: gay, working class, pregnancy, church, bus, friendship, small town, unemployment, family relations, village, social relations, gender ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Elling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, mental institution, social worker, odd couple, poet, pregnancy, misfit, human nature, love and romance, hopes, giant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, bosnia, cambodia, norway, south pole ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, human nature, misfit, family problems, couples, family life, eccentric family, solace, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%