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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The Way Way Back
Comedy, Drama
USA
103 min.
 7.4
A Family Thing
Comedy, Drama
USA
109 min.
 7.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash and family relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Tumbleweeds: Anywhere But Here (1999), Mother (1996), A Family Thing (1996), Real Women Have Curves (2002), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001). 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, sentimental, realistic, 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 ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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Mother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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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:   55%
    User:   52%
 
Real Women Have Curves
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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, rebellion, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, virginity, high school, parents and children, women, stereotypes, family, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, latin america
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    User:   57%
 
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, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, writer's life, life, self discovery ...
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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 ...
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28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
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:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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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, humorous, realistic, 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 ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, new york state ...
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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, sincere, semi serious, touching ...
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:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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, sentimental, realistic ...
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:   44%
    User:   47%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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, feel good, realistic ...
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:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   37%
 
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The Best Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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, humorous, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
How to Make an American Quilt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, romance, coming of age, wedding, infidelity, women, self discovery, adultery, relationships, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
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:   37%
    User:   44%
 
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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:   36%
    User:   40%
 
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Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
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, semi serious, sentimental, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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:   34%
    User:   28%
 
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House of D
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, adolescence, childhood, best friends, coming-of-age, mentally challenged, teacher, runaway, mentor, mental illness, death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: new york, europe, france, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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Pieces of April
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family, terminal illness, road trip, holiday, dysfunctional family, cooking, thanksgiving, nothing goes right, marijuana, neighbor, on the road, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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, siblings relations, romance, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: clever, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, romance, marriage, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, relationships, couple relations, family, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
Corrina, Corrina
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: romance, friendship, interracial romance, death, master and servant, race issues, single father, children, mute or deaf, family, nanny, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
The Banger Sisters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, high school, midlife crisis, women, unlikely friendships, rock star, groupie, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, phoenix arizona
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 

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