Movies like Young Adult

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Young Adult (2011)
 6.3
 73K
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, depressing, emotional, cynical, dark humor, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, thirtysomething life, homecoming, jealousy, looking for love, obsessive quest, hopes, self esteem, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, depression, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, alcoholic, divorce, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, lifestyle, identity crisis, old love, drugs/alcohol, drinking, mental illness, friendship ...
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, semi serious and humorous films with plots about storytelling, relationships, depression, dialogue, runaway, mentor and honest mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Young Adult: Tully (2018), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Greenberg (2010), Just Before I Go (2014), The Squid and the Whale (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 38K
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, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, autism, baby, nanny, family relations, family, parent child relationship, wife husband relationship, plot twist, hallucination, newborn baby, mother ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1977
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, jealousy, sister sister relationship, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, psychological, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, cocaine, personal assistant, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, reunion, escape from reality, hopes, friends, repression, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 108K
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, melancholic, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, supportive friend, human nature, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, anger, dwarf, divorce, humiliation, marijuana, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reunion, love and romance, couples, looking for love, thirtysomething life, friends, lifestyle, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, singleness, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 70K
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, friends, clubbing, buddies, machismo, comedian, dating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, factory worker, erection, basketball, coma, single parent, homecoming, sexual dysfunction, alienation, uncle, living with parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, divorced divorcee, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 23K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, debate, psychologist, addiction, human nature, high school life, lifestyle, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, 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: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis, addiction, down on your luck, age difference, hopes, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 34K
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: realistic, sentimental, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, doctor, dying, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
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 ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, coming of age, school, family relations, starting over, human nature, self discovery, single parent, on the run, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, missouri, kentucky, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, clever, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: audition, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, family relations, dull life, introspection, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, starting over, couples, love and romance, thirtysomething life, hopes, breakup, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 14K
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: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, aging, lesbian, road trip, on the road, family relations, introspection, gays and lesbians, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship, pregnancy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, masturbation, debate, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, hopes, parents separation, love and romance, interracial relations, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 106K
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: sincere, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: age difference, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, teenage life, best friends, graduation, youth, social outcast, dysfunctional family, older man young girl relationship, geek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.0
 21K
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, jealousy, jewish, painting, newlywed, family problems, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, man child, death of father, family, couples, death in the family, last wish, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 19K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, surreal, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adultery, mentor, high school, infidelity, marital problem, midlife crisis, unhappy, couple relations, crumbling marriage, introspection, self esteem, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, underage drinking, urination, small town, coming of age, social relations, friends, power relations, youth, teenage life, freak ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: talky, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teachers and students, coming of age, misfit, friendship, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 13K
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, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, self discovery, dull life, hopes, love and romance, social misfits, irresponsible, life is a bitch, down on your luck, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, humorous, talky, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, romance, fall in love, hidden identity, unconventional method, power relations, social relations, mysterious character, doctors and patients, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, phoenix arizona, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%