Movies like Young Adult

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Young Adult (2011)
 6.3
 71K
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: dark humor, talky, cynical, realistic, sincere, semi serious, tragicomedy, depressing, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: thirtysomething life, small town, homecoming, alcoholic, jealousy, divorce, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love, unfulfilled love, hopes, drinking, mental illness, depression, old love, childhood sweetheart, identity crisis, self esteem, lifestyle, friendship, gay, emotional breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, semi serious, melancholic and humorous films with plots about friendship, dialogue, drinking, mentor, depression, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Young Adult: Margot at the Wedding (2007), Tully (2018), Greenberg (2010), Juno (2007), The Station Agent (2003). 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, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jealousy, secret, neighbor, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family gatherings, family problems, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 31K
Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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, twist ending
Plot: autism, nanny, family relations, family, motherhood, baby, parents and children, split personality, parent child relationship, wife husband relationship, female protagonist, newborn baby ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1977
Place: usa, kindergarten, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 33K
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: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: personal assistant, friendship, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, buddies, mentally unstable, starting over, reunion, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.5
 454K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, small town life, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, small town, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, dwarf, artist, humiliation, divorce, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reunion, introspection, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, couple relations, friendship, looking for love, singleness, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 7K
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: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, uncle, homecoming, single parent, coma, erection, sexual dysfunction, factory worker, basketball, alienation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, realistic, witty, serious, clever ...
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, museum, masturbation, coming of age, tennis, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, uniform, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, newlyweds, wedding, intergenerational friendship, older man younger woman relationship, fishing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 4K
Barry Munday (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Barry Munday, a libido-driven wage slave who spends all his time either ogling, fantasizing about or trying to pick up women, wakes up in hospital after a freak attack only to find that his testicles have been removed.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: genital mutilation, castration, letter, testicles, doctor, pregnancy, life turned upside down, disorder, womanizer, self discovery, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 17K
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: humorous, touching, psychological, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, writers, life philosophy, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, funeral, college, anger, sex, lie, grief, marijuana, alcoholic, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
 429
Fairhaven (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, introspection, family, village, high school friends, small town life, unfulfillment, social relations, friends, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 3K
Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Audience: date night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, self discovery, fish out of water, romance, youth, innocence lost, friendship, twentysomething life, life turned upside down, coming of age, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 3K
Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, trophy wife, family problems, family relations, writer's life, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, artists and showbiz, cold relationship, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ 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: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.2
 12K
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, semi serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, social misfits, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, life is a bitch, human nature, self discovery, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 69K
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: clever, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, friendship, following someone, hollywood, producer, swinger, name calling, stuffed animal, aspiring actor, drink, machismo, self esteem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 8K
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: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, hidden identity, starting over, doctors and patients, romance, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 107K
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, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, marriage, friendship, cancer, buddies, stand-up comedian, friends, loneliness, hopes, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: college, battle of the sexes, infidelity, human nature, friendship, couple relations, student life, couples, friends, crumbling marriage, intrigue, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 12K
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, masturbation, debate, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, youth, social misfits, contests and competitions, prank, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 22K
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, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, small town, teenager, confession, redemption, generation gap, life is a bitch, secret, uncontrollable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 9K
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, underage drinking, urination, coming of age, small town, social misfits, high school friends, overweight child, high school life, physical appearance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, friendship, romance, best friends, drugs/alcohol, starting over, urban, couple relations, best friends in love, relationship problems, singleness, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 17K
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, dark humor, satirical ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, tv show, life turned upside down, mental disorders, media, misfit, depression, loneliness, psychiatrist, drugs, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1991, year 1996 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, lie, poetry, rejection, student, masturbation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, vulgarity, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 29K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, regret, suicide, midlife crisis, funeral, reunion, yuppie, generation gap, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, best friends, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%