Movies like The Sunshine Boys 1996

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The Sunshine Boys (1996)
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The Sunshine Boys (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, odd couple, retirement, heart attack, friends, betrayal, partners, artists and showbiz, elderly, human nature, couples, siblings relations, reunion, showbiz, golden years, hotel, family relations, hospital, father daughter relationship, old age, director, makeover, grudge, comedian, niece ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to The Sunshine Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, couples, love and romance, family relations, couple relations and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sunshine Boys: I'm Not Rappaport (1996), Roommates (1995), Checking Out (2005), I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982), A Storm in Summer (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, grudge, vaudeville, actor's life, love and romance, buddies, partners, golden years, artists and showbiz, odd couple, friends, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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95%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, couples, retiring, crimes, city life, african american, lie, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: roommate, deathbed, funeral, orphan, vegetarian, elderly, starting over, family relations, friends, love and romance, odd couple, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Checking Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sincere, offbeat ...
Plot: elderly, reunion, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, siblings relations, homecoming, family problems, actor's life, parents and children, life & death, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, alcohol abuse, hollywood, midlife crisis, struggling actor, screenwriter, human nature, elderly lovers, golden years, elderly, artists and showbiz, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, friendship, interracial relations, family life, golden years, odd couple, society, charity, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, odd couple, love and romance, lifestyle, partners, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Chapter Two (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, widower, couple relations, starting over, death in the family, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, family relations, couples, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dancer's life, romance, love and romance, starting over, family relations, couples, showbiz, male female relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, singleness, reunion, couple relations, human nature, looking for love, love and romance, buddies, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Husbands (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: hotel, friends, dentist, infidelity, midlife crisis, friendship, suburbs, gambling, middle aged man, casino, basketball, couple relations ...
Place: london, new york, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, gender, artists and showbiz, buddies, family relations, family life, siblings relations, human nature, female director, quiz, backstage ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, self discovery, aging, elderly, dancer's life, golden years, dancing, widow, artists and showbiz, friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: touching, talky, clever, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, parents and children, couples, family relations, rehabilitation, crumbling marriage, clinic, family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pretty Ugly People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The grass might not be as green as one might think on the other side of obesity. Pretty Ugly People takes a wickedly comedic look at body image, self-loathing and sex within a group of estranged friends in their mid-30s. Lucy was obese her entire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Plot: reunion, human nature, best friends, wilderness, college, friendship, friends, estrangement, betrayal, curses spells and rituals, triangle, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Funny Bunny (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gene spends his days canvassing about childhood obesity. One day he canvasses Titty, an emotionally-arrested 19-year-old who has successfully sued his own father to win back a large inheritance and gotten himself disowned in the process. Gene ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, social misfits, friendship, rabbit, female director, pig, bicycle, woman slaps man, knife
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 289
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, estrangement, friends, unfulfillment, golden years, lifestyle, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, disorder, friends, couples, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, marriage, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family relations, loan, romance, youth, on the run, love and romance, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Face the Music (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Divorced couple Charlie and Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together. But there is one person who isn't too crazy about the idea... Charlie's ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, breakup, friends, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, friendship, song, divorced couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, friends, couples, female director, suicide, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Kotch (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, friendship, bus, parents and children, hospital, teenage life, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Highball (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A newly-married couple tries to build their social life.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: nightlife, friendship, twentysomething life, singleness, celebrity culture, looking for sex, looking for love, reunion, thirtysomething life, new year, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Women (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into ...
Style: witty, humorous, entertaining, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, family problems, divorce, society, friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, women, beauty salon, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, united states, connecticut, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, audition, fish out of water, human nature, tv show, misfit, love and romance, showbiz, satire, romantic rivalry, media, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, writer's life, on the run, elderly, elderly lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, society, actor's life, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, city life, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, family relations, family life, pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, culture clash, human nature, siblings relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%