Movies like The Weather Man

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The Weather Man (2005)
 6.6
 81K
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, depressing, sentimental, semi serious, road movie, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, relationship vs career, father son relationship, family problems, solitude, character study, hopes, father, parents and children, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, family, terminal illness, business, father daughter relationship, existentialism, melancholy, catastrophe, drugs, psychology, relationships, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Weather Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and weird films with plots about mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, dialogue, redemption, depression and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Weather Man: Igby Goes Down (2002), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), Funny People (2009), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), Shrink (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, sentimental, surreal, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: doctors, family, redemption, depression, life philosophy, hospital, parents and children, introspection, life is a bitch, dark humor, terminal illness, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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100%
 6.9
 34K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: depressing, cynical, suspense, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, mental illness, addiction, dysfunctional family, depression, existentialism, dark humor, teenage life, eccentric family, eccentricity, character study, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 120K
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: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, touching ...
Plot: comedian, loneliness, cancer, character study, redemption, midlife crisis, destiny, dark humor, sarcasm, life philosophy, old love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 19K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: realistic, depressing, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, mental illness, hollywood, therapist, drugs, character study, loneliness, life philosophy, widower, suicide attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Daytrippers (1996)
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: talky, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, suburbs, infidelity, chance meeting, drunkenness, character study, road trip, writers, workplace, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.2
 129K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: road movie, sad, depressing, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family life, depression, parenthood, wedding, life philosophy, workplace, philosophy, changing lives, salesman, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, colorado, california, kansas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, widow, family relations, musician, family, relationships, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sweet, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, direction and purpose, father son relationship, justice, tragedy, redemption, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, happy ending, actor's life, thirtysomething life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, loneliness, midlife crisis, twists and turns, everyday life, naivete, loser, parents and children, immature, character change, brothers, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, family relations, character study, couple relations, family problems, pedophile, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, sisters, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, new jersey, california, israel, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: depressing, melancholic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), midlife crisis, loneliness, complex characters, depression, twists and turns, parents and children, human nature, adultery, teenage life, cancer, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 17K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, self discovery, small town, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, melancholy, bittersweet, slacker, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, addiction, unemployment, loneliness, character study, tragedy, self discovery, salesman, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, new jersey, texas, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 204K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, cynical, emotional ...
Plot: narcissism, starting over, suicide, depression, riches to rags, tragedy, psychology, mental illness, family relations, introspection, sibling relationship, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 243K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Plot: infidelity, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, teenage daughter, dying mother, marriage, family, family relations, cheating wife, bittersweet, greed, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.5
 8K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, coma, single parent, homecoming, alienation, introspection, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, new jersey, usa, new orleans, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, character study, complex characters, family relations, homecoming, unlikely friendships, writers, family problems, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.3
 21K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: small town, father son relationship, redemption, justice, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, retirement, generation gap, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new york state, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, mental illness, terminal illness, cancer, jewish, eccentricity, insanity, police investigation, segregation, first contact ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 20K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, mental illness, family relations, divorce, character study, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, disturbing, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artist, childhood, coming of age, depression, unlikely friendships, complex characters, art gallery, neighbor, struggle, museum, divorce, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 6K
Mother (1996)
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: talky, humorous, witty, clever, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, eccentricity, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, honest, gunfight, loneliness, depression, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, sexy, erotic, art house, meditative ...
Plot: women, obsession, suicide attempt, love and romance, romance, marriage, mentor, secrets, relationships, writers, solitude, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: depressing, psychological, emotional, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, adultery, suicide attempt, lgbt, infidelity, brother sister relationship, depression, gay, siblings, dysfunctional family, confession, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Go-Getter (2007)
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: ironic, melancholic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, teenager, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, lifestyle, obsessive quest, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 2K
That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, sexy, road movie, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: aging, midlife crisis, bittersweet, family gatherings, cancer, depression, hospital, mentor, multiple storylines, mental illness, natural disaster, relationships ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%