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, clever, semi serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, sincere, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: retirement home, coming of age, friendship, golden years, dealing with death, retirement home life, elderly, youth, friends, reconciliation, loneliness, child protagonist, resentment, guillotine, old age, soccer ball, sexual harassment, pilgrimage, card trick, amputation, entertainer, widower, child in peril, magician, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland

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Most similar movies to Is Anybody There?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, friends, culture clash and childhood mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Is Anybody There?: Last Orders (2001), Me Without You (2001), On Golden Pond (1981), Third Star (2010), Albatross (2011). 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: talky, realistic, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, grief, memory, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, university, love triangle, human nature, romance, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, realistic, emotional, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: elderly, family relations, lake, old age, aging, reconciliation, alienation, golden years, human nature, daughter, son, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
 6K
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, on the road, introspection, cancer, wilderness, hopes, friends, obsessive quest, terminal illness, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.4
 5K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, masturbation, best friends, small town, marriage crisis, literature, affair, friends, youth, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Plot: secret agents, single parent, spy, delusion, parent child relationship, espionage, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, working undercover, coming of age, heroes, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, golden years, human nature, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, elderly, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, retirement home life, aging, opera, retired, retirement home, musician, concert, classical music, reconciliation, music, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.7
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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, gloomy, serious, touching ...
Plot: backstage, drunkenness, friendship, actor's life, boss and employee, lgbt, showbiz, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 453
Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, class differences, social differences, urban, summer vacation, religious differences, youth, friends, rich and poor, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 881
The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: coming of age, life is a bitch, death of mother, parent child relationship, youth, dealing with death, friendship, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 11K
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: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: biting, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: unemployment, coming of age, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, social decay, injustice, friends, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 825
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: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, misfit, rebellion, social misfits, in the woods, countryside, life is a bitch, friends, youth, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 674
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
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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: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, holocaust survivor, family life, youth, family relations, mentally challenged, parents and children, haunted by the past, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, village, bicycle, deserter, classroom, village life, apple tree, youth, social relations, friendship, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
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The Dresser (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeares King Lear. Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir who is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: actor's life, boss and employee, showbiz, artists and showbiz, elderly, power relations, golden years, aging, friendship, deathbed, theatre production, dressing room ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, parenthood, cancer, dysfunctional family, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 219
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: coming of age, dealing with death, siblings relations, sibling relationship, mental illness, death in the family, youth, family relations, family in crisis, teenage life, kids in trouble, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 594
The '70s (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in ...
Style: talky, sincere, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, disco, americana, friends, society, fighting the system, feminism, siblings relations, injustice, gender, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 2K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, single parent, crumbling marriage, child care, summer, grief, relationship problems, dealing with death, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.3
 3K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 732
Dear Prudence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, dealing with death, rebelliousness, death in the family, teenage life, youth, teenage love, love and romance, rebellion, family problems, motorcycle race, car race ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 868
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, wife husband relationship, romance, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 947
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, estate, love and romance, romance, society, countryside, youth, innocence lost, friendship, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: odd couple, friendship, dealing with death, singleness, elderly, social relations, friends, starting over, parents and children, social differences, working class, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: retirement home, gulf war, elderly, soldier, golden years, crumbling marriage, aging, couple relations, infidelity, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, summer vacation, village, countryside, couple relations, tomboy, small town, village life, youth, social relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%