Movies like Is Anybody There?

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Is Anybody There? (2008)
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Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, clever, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: retirement home, coming of age, friendship, youth, friends, elderly, dealing with death, reconciliation, golden years, retirement home life, loneliness, magician, cemetery, sexual harassment, old age, child protagonist, resentment, widower, husband wife relationship, dementia, child in peril, entertainer, amputation, card trick, pilgrimage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and emotional films with plots about friendship, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Is Anybody There?: Last Orders (2001), On Golden Pond (1981), Me Without You (2001), Career Girls (1997), Quartet (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, war veteran, memory, life, dishonesty, couples, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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95%
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, reconciliation, alienation, old age, lake, family relations, aging, human nature, retired, couples, resentment, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine
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85%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, sexual relations, parents and children, friends, teachers and students, family relations, love and romance, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
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73%
 7.2
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, graduation, best friends, realism, couples, society, weekend, social differences, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, retired, opera, aging, retirement home, reconciliation, rehearsal, concert, musician, retirement home life, music, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, society, religions or cults, youth, coming of age, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, family life, mentally challenged, eviction ...
Time: 20th century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium, israel, poland
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60%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, self discovery, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, family life, friends, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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54%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, custody, society, human nature, lifestyle, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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54%
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Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: bereavement, boarding school, human nature, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, family problems, youth, child, death, children, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kindergarten, france, tokyo
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52%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, friends, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
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52%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends, youth, clergy, teenage life, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, israel, california
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52%
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, drunkenness, backstage, life is a bitch, overbearing, power relations, friends, showbiz, alcohol abuse, actor's life, couples, golden years ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
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51%
The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Plot: single parent, parenthood, overcoming, cancer, step siblings, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, family relations, single father, father son relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, california ...
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51%
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Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, marriage, nurse, loneliness, retirement home, snow, friendship, christmas, jealousy, aging, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, culture clash, self discovery, opposites attract, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: offbeat, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, bondage, revenge, betrayal, love and romance, romance, family relations, friends, social relations, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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49%
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Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, wilderness, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends, hopes, free spirited, one last chance, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, single parent, parents and children, celebrity culture, orphan, obsession, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, soccer, bird, falcon, friendship, childhood, step siblings, pets, realism, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, northern england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
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45%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, friends, rebelliousness, human nature, power relations, elderly, coming of age, youth, teenage life, rebellion, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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45%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, bullying, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, generation gap, family problems, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, loneliness, vietnam veteran, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, family relations, down on your luck, couples, teenage life, society, high school life, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
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43%
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Powwow Highway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: discrimination, false accusation, native american, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, partners, odd couple, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, montana, london, mexico, ireland ...
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41%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, collector, youth, realism, dealer, teenage life, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: rebellion, sexual abuse, friendship, misfit, youth, coming of age, fall in love, countryside, rebelliousness, innocence lost, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, odd couple, widower, starting over, social differences, friends, social relations, elderly, working class, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
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36%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: sentimental, touching, talky, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, friends, opposites attract, couples, looking for love, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Albatross (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, masturbation, direction and purpose, sexual relations, parents and children, teachers and students, love and romance, friends, small town, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%