Movies like Tumbleweeds

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Tumbleweeds
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her weirdo boss. Meanwhile, the daughter, used to making the constant shifts, finds a fit at school including getting chosen for a play lead.
Style: talky, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dramatic, road movie, sentimental, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drinking, single parent, road trip, relationships, self discovery, runaway, school, couple relations, women, unlikely friendships, parents and children, father daughter relationship, happy ending, storytelling, character study, family, redemption, secrets, couples, british, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, south carolina, west virginia, san diego california, tennessee, north carolina ...
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Housekeeping
Comedy, Drama
USA
116 min.
 7.3
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Comedy, Drama
USA
108 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Tumbleweeds: Anywhere But Here (1999), Mother (1996), A Family Thing (1996), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Best Man (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anywhere But Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
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Mother
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   70%
 
A Family Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
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Postcards from the Edge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, drugs, actor's life, hospital, rehabilitation, relationships, self discovery ...
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    User:   58%
 
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The Best Man
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Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, infidelity, couple relations, stereotypes, dialogue, adaptation, love and romance, unlikely friendships, relationships, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Housekeeping
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Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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    User:   50%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
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    User:   57%
 
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28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, wedding, drug abuse, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, going straight, drinking, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, urban, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
The Four Seasons
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, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Slums of Beverly Hills
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Smoke Signals
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, storytelling, father son relationship, on the road, native americans, indians, coming of age, childhood, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
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Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
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Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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    User:   41%
 
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God Said, 'Ha!'
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, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
The Upside of Anger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: clever, semi serious, surprise ending, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, drinking, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, friendship, depression, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, hospital, radio, relationships, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Lost in Yonkers
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, semi serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, mentor, gangsters, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
Last Summer in the Hamptons
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, hollywood, actor's life, estate, elderly lovers, secrets, family, relationships, writer's life, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
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Soul Food
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: siblings relations, family, family drama, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sisters, couples, hip hop, solitude, family problems, greed, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, relationships, hospital, gay, immigrants, marriage, human nature, farce, sexualized violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, california
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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Judy Berlin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, surreal, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, americana, single parent, suburbs, loneliness, drinking, human nature, dialogue, life philosophy, couple relations, parents and children, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
The Way Way Back
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, mentor, dysfunctional family, loneliness, divorce, parenthood, vacation, coming-of-age, theme park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
The Go-Getter
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, road trip, runaway, on the road, social misfits, suburbs, relationships, mentor, human nature, adolescence, cars ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, oregon
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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Enough Said
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, divorce, dating, marriage, fall in love, relationships, party, dialogue driven, dialogue, couples, loneliness, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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Riding in Cars with Boys
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: drug addiction, coming of age, parenthood, destiny, friendship, pregnancy, youth, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, life, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
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System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
The Daytrippers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, infidelity, crumbling marriage, suburbs, relationships, on the road, self discovery, dialogue, secrets, betrayal, writers ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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Jeffrey
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, humorous, touching, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, romance, friendship, fall in love, homosexuality, stereotypes, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
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The Van
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
Cookie's Fortune
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, suicide, storytelling, greed, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, death, drinking, human nature, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 

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Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
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Dirty Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, teenager, friends, school, on the road, gay, best friends, culture clash, relationships, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
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