Movies like Young Adult

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Young Adult (2011)
 6.2
 81K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky, dark humor, depressing, emotional, cynical, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: thirtysomething life, small town, homecoming, divorce, arrested development, jealousy, childhood sweetheart, looking for love, lifestyle, identity crisis, old love, obsessive quest, hopes, self esteem, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, mental illness, high school, depression, friendship, unfulfillment, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, alcoholic, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california

Most similar movies to Young Adult

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and humorous films with plots about storytelling, depression, dialogue, runaway, loneliness, honest and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Young Adult: Margot at the Wedding (2007), The Station Agent (2003), Tully (2018), Ghost World (2001), The Squid and the Whale (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, unlikely friendships, depression, small town, dwarf, inheritance, solitude, bittersweet, lifestyle, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 53K
Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, nanny, autism, plot twist, family relations, newborn baby, pregnant woman, baby, depression, parents and children, family, mother ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1977, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, portland oregon, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 113K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, crumbling marriage, writer's life, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 15K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: aging, abortion, road trip, on the road, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, teenager, friendship, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 36K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, twists and turns ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, self fulfillment, fall in love, reunion, mentally unstable, love and romance, buddies, escape from reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 115K
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: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, dark humor ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, male friendship, supportive friend, human nature, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Lather Effect (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reunion, friendship, friends, couple relations, love and romance, couples, looking for love, introspection, singleness, hopes, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 36K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
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: suspense, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, starting over, hopes, looking for love, thirtysomething life, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 18K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 8K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: sincere, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, homecoming, single parent, alienation, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 24K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, teenager, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 18K
Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, mental disorder, obsession, life turned upside down, media, mental disorders, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, lottery winner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1996, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, california, palm springs california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, weatherman, midlife crisis, terminal illness, relationship vs career, divorced divorcee, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, ex couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 76K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, party, swinger, hollywood, starting over, friendship, clubbing, friends, buddies, comedian, machismo, self esteem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 28K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, midlife crisis, friendship, jealousy, everyday life, family life, parents and children, suffering, desperation, unrequited love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 22K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, jealousy, painting, culture clash, eccentric family, love and romance, family problems, newlyweds, meet the parents, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, fall in love, romance, starting over, mysterious character, hidden identity, power relations, small town life, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, misfit, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, introspection, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: clever, melancholic, philosophical, dark humor, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, teachers and students, freak, social relations, mentor, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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 ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, arizona, tennessee, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, master and servant, unfulfillment, power relations, looking for love, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, teachers and students, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 14K
Tiny Furniture (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After graduating from film school, Aura returns to New York to live with her photographer mother, Siri, and her sister, Nadine, who has just finished high school. Aura is directionless and wonders where to go next in her career and her life. She ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sibling relationship, college graduate, bohemian life, lifestyle, eccentric family, parents and children, living with parents, favoritism among siblings, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, colorado, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%