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: talky, cynical, realistic, sincere, semi serious, dark humor, tragicomedy, depressing, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, alcoholic, thirtysomething life, divorce, jealousy, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love, unfulfilled love, drinking, hopes, mental illness, depression, old love, childhood sweetheart, identity crisis, self esteem, lifestyle, friendship, gay, emotional breakdown, narcissism ...
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 melancholic, realistic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about depression, dialogue, loneliness, relationships, storytelling, runaway and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Young Adult: Margot at the Wedding (2007), Juno (2007), Greenberg (2010), The Station Agent (2003), Just Before I Go (2014). 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, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, sibling relationship, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 462K
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, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, social relations, youth, adoption, small town life, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, small town, inheritance, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, humiliation, grief, dwarf, artist, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, emotional, 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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
64%
 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, witty ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, hopes, human nature, cancer, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, nanny, autism, baby, family relations, family, parent child relationship, wife husband relationship, parents and children, female protagonist, split personality, mother ...
Time: contemporary, year 1977, 1950s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, uncle, homecoming, single parent, coma, erection, sexual dysfunction, factory worker, basketball, alienation, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, sentimental, semi serious, 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, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, psychological, 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, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 13K
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, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, lesbian, road trip, aging, on the road, family relations, gays and lesbians, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, parents and children, pregnancy, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, 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 ⇓
50%
 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, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, single parent, self discovery, single mother, coming of age, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, kentucky, missouri, louisiana ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, neighbor, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, starting over, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, absurd, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, museum, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, parents and children, adolescence, writer's life, self esteem, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, psychologist, debate, addiction, self discovery, eccentric family, suburbs, hypnosis, teenage crush, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, urination, underage drinking, coming of age, small town, social misfits, overweight child, high school friends, high school life, physical appearance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, clever, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, newlywed, christian, painting, jewish, jealousy, urban, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sex, pursuit, medical student, drug dealing, student, fish out of water, hippie, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, eccentric family, small town, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, medical school, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 8K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, buddies, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, twentysomething life, coming of age, society, youth, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, semi serious, 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 ⇓
42%
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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: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, father, parents and children, father son relationship, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, couples, couple relations, friendship, friends, newlyweds, wedding, accidental death, cactus, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, lottery winner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, party, actor, starting over, buddies, friends, clubbing, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, swinger, following someone ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, semi serious, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, beer, unemployment, starting over, addiction, alcohol, playboy, alcohol abuse, suburbs, midlife crisis, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 5K
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, gay, obsession, friendship, rehearsal, mentally unstable, danger, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, yuppie, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%