Movies like Where the Heart Is

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Where the Heart Is (2000)
 6.8
 30K
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, some eccentric, kindly strangers "adopt" Novalee and her infant daughter, helping them buck the odds and build a new life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, feel good, realistic, sweet, semi serious, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, youth, love and romance, single parent, family relations, power of love, female protagonist, friends, life is a bitch, down on your luck, life philosophy, family drama, romance, child birth, regret, baby, supermarket, change, hospital, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi, new jersey

Most similar movies to Where the Heart Is

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and humorous films with plots about mentor, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, destiny, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Where the Heart Is: Steel Magnolias (1989), Jersey Girl (2004), Mermaids (1990), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Skipped Parts (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, loss of daughter, parents and children, female friendship, best friends, family problems, friendship, small town life, social relations, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 60K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, single father, love and romance, family life, father daughter relationship, death of wife, death, seduction, relationships, romance, love story, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 26K
Mermaids (1990)
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, kennedy assassination, romance, fall in love, couple relations, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
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, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Skipped Parts (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.
Style: witty, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, pregnancy, sex, single parent, governor, high school, teenage life, small town life, society, human nature, social relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1963, 1960s, 1950s
Place: missouri, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, high school, coming of age, romance, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, teenage life, family life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, horse ranch, romance, friendship, divorce, small town life, couples, americana, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 22K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, clever, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, midlife crisis, self discovery, coming of age, couple relations, single parent, romance, babies and infants, parents and children, student life, singleness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 24K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, reunion, seance, gynecologist, photocopier ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1970, 1990s ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 8K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, family relations, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, lifestyle, twentysomething life, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for love, teenage life, family problems, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, pregnant woman nude, working class, family relations, friends, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, singleness, romance, opposites attract, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 11K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, friends, love and romance, restaurant, friendship, young people, love story, casual sex, seduction, twentysomething life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, unwanted pregnancy, young lovers, teenage life, self discovery, friendship between men, abortion, bowling, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, hopes, obsessive quest, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 90K
The Switch (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Style: sentimental, humorous, funny, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, best friends, couples, child birth, artificial insemination, unfulfilled love, romance, singleness, male female friendship, unlikely friendships, aquarium ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 12K
Baby Boom (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, adoption, single parent, yuppie, career woman, baby, workplace, babies and infants, romance, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his ...
Style: feel good, funny, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, couple relations, parents and children, pregnant wife, expectant father, romance, family relations, love and romance, pregnant woman, child birth, pregnant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, island, society, americana, human nature, love and romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, couples, pregnancy, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 30K
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: fish out of water, small town, small town life, misfit, romance, love and romance, self discovery, new love, fall in love, happy ending, hospital, community service ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., south carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, ambition, human nature, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 159K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, friendship, mentor, dysfunctional family, coming of age, age difference, couples, depression, family problems, romance, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 6K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, teenage life, youth, ambition, underdog, romance, parents and children, skating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, friends, haunted by the past, homecoming, school, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, crumbling marriage, literature, break-up, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
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, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: youth, single parent, couple relations, becoming an adult, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, family relations, puberty, parenthood, pregnancy, drug addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%