Movies like Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
 7.7
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, romantic, emotional, talky, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, life philosophy, love, mental illness, romance, male female friendship, family drama, social misfits, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, fall in love, troubled, supportive parent, adaptation, letter, neighbor, parents and children, obsession, love and romance, character study, young woman, happy ending, living with parents, social awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Silver Linings Playbook

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, life philosophy, relationships, mentor, loneliness, love and destiny mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Silver Linings Playbook: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Stuck in Love (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, friends, anxiety, friendship, supportive friend, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, realistic, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shyness, phone sex, true love, romance, social awkwardness, self discovery, love and romance, sibling relationship, couple relations, fall in love, depression, vandalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, los angeles, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, dating, lovers, divorce, mentor, friends, couples, looking for sex, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: sweet, realistic, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, couple relations, love and romance, relationships, life philosophy, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, dating, unfulfilled love, depression, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 86K
Stuck in Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, teenage love, youth, family relations, coming of age, casual sex, first love, relationships, love, family life, family, unhappiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, family relations, romance, relationships, love and romance, couple relations, family gatherings, doubts and hesitations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, rhode island, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 55K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, romantic, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, chance meeting, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dog, writers, unlikely friendships, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, looking for love, age difference, artist, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 191K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, strong sexual content, marital problem, dysfunctional family, depression, nurse, romance, introspection, up and down relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, brooklyn new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, mental illness, human relationship, shyness, young man, delusion, doll, grief, sex doll, social relations, psychologist, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 57K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, love, siblings relations, first love, artist, family relations, painting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 212K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, friends, paraplegic, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 34K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, shyness, fall in love, love affair, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, unlikely couple, court, neighbor, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 205K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, starting over, love story, terminal illness, death, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, life philosophy, couples, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 24K
Barefoot (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding an improbable romance blooms, as she ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, romantic, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, mental illness, love and romance, love story, family relations, love affair, happy ending, father son relationship, changing lives, relationships, naivete, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.2
 134K
This Is 40 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: family relations, birthday, parenting, marital problem, adulthood, couples, family life, couple relations, love and romance, high maintenance, love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 323K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, patient, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 18K
Comet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, surreal, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, falling in love, fall in love, meteor shower, relationships, imaginary, parallel world, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, paris france, portland oregon, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, starting over, family life, love affair, love and romance, marriage, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, neighbor, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, sexy, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, interracial relations, romance, young lovers, lifestyle, couples, looking for love, city life, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, brooklyn new york city, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, romance, friends, couples, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, hopes, love, obsession, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new york, france, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 14K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, immigrants, fake marriage, starting over, old love, longing, fall in love, parents and children, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 23K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends in love, friendship, relationship problems, platonic, best friend, romance, couple relations, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 35K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, semi serious, tragicomedy, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, looking for love, loneliness, manipulation, flirting, family relations, musician, rivalry, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, mother daughter relationship, cancer, writers, suburban life, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, relationships, romance, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, introspection, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: male female friendship, best friends in love, friendship, unlikely couple, love and romance, unlikely friendships, platonic, looking for love, romance, friends, initially antagonists, up and down relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1982, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%