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The Sessions (2012)
 7.2
 40K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.
Style: touching, realistic, witty, sincere, semi serious, sexual, emotional, compassionate, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: cat, sexual exploration, sexuality, baseball, poet, priest, therapist, disability, virgin, male virgin, catholic church, judaism, jealous husband, sexual pleasure, wheelchair, gurney, power outage, sexual awakening, polio, sexual arousal, loneliness, virginity, catholic priest, sexual relations, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, boston

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Most similar movies to The Sessions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, drinking, relationships, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Sessions: Adventureland (2009), Don Jon (2013), Secretary (2002), The Graduate (1967), Sleeping with Other People (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 146K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: job seeking, summer job, coming of age, friendship, party, dating, college graduate, leaving home, reconciliation, amusement park, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 214K
Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Style: sexual, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, womanizer, pornography, masturbation, looking for sex, sexuality, sexual relations, exercise, obsession, introspection, sex addict, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 77K
Secretary (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Style: sexy, sexual, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: bdsm, workplace romance, sexual relations, sexual perversion, secretary, s&m, obsession, boss and employee, power relations, desire, strong sexual content, fetish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.0
 236K
The Graduate (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.
Style: witty, sexual, melancholic, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, forbidden love, infidelity, lovers, jealousy, wedding, graduate, seduction, romance, coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sex, infidelity, cheating, womanizer, romance, college, fall in love, couples, rehabilitation, love and romance, unlikely couple, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, france, medical school, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 29K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, therapy, doctors and patients, hip hop, misfit, buddies, fall in love, love affair, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, sex, prostitute, sadness, virgin, contests and competitions, young lovers, teenager, love and romance, romance, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.5
 201K
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: psychiatrist, marijuana, depression, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, party, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!
Style: clever, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, coincidence, looking for love, couples, fall in love, love affair, matchmaking, singleness, change of luck, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, manhattan new york city, medical school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
Plot: family life, love affair, love and romance, starting over, marriage, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, cocaine, personal assistant, hopes, friends, love and romance, repression, escape from reality, unfulfillment, misfit, mentally unstable, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, friendship, racism, human nature, society, couple relations, love and romance, friends, hopes, rehabilitation, paralysis, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, softball, romance, couple relations, passionate interest, friends, sexual relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, singleness, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Oh in Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Priscilla and Jack appear to be the perfect couple, but they have a secret: She is sexually frustrated. They separate in the hope of resolving the situation. While Jack moves into a bachelor pad and begins an affair with a student, Priscilla ...
Style: clever, feel good, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, high school, sex, sexual dysfunction, love triangle, support group, depression, orgasm, lust, lesbian, promise, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, depression, mental illness, supportive parent, fall in love, passionate interest, romance, letter, running, neighbor, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, touching, captivating, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, neighbor, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, looking for love, waitress, artist, romance, couples, cowardliness, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dr. T & the Women (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Sullivan Travis is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. Dr. T. worships women. In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each ...
Style: humorous, satirical, light, tragicomedy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: gynecologist, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, workplace situations, eccentric family, husband wife relationship, golf, infidelity, cheerleader, assassination, hospital ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, dallas texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Tao of Steve (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, buddies, fall in love, wooing, looking for love, desire, couples, partners, power relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, kindergarten, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gender, biological father, lesbian relationship, artificial insemination, argument, control freak, parenthood, parents and children, gays and lesbians, love affair, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: college, friendship, coming of age, partners, buddies, graduation, lifestyle, society, urban, friends, social misfits, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, prague czechoslovakia, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, surreal, intellectual, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, adolescence, neighbor, student, teenage life, wooing, fall in love, youth, love and romance, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france, oakland california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, teenage life, youth, drinking problem, couples, classmates, teenager, high school, self discovery, prom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 298K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, tragicomedy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, fighting illness, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, touching, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lesbian, bisexual, romance, couples, fall in love, looking for love, lifestyle, gender, love and romance, friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Then She Found Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, midlife crisis, romance, love and romance, babies and infants, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: french, paralysis, mute or deaf, human spirit, disability, nurse, coma, writing, patient, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, looking for love, unfulfillment, master and servant, power relations, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, redemption, crimes, love and romance, romance, family relations, parents and children, couples, small town life, fall in love, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, long island, new york state, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 11K
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: looking for love, friends, love and romance, fall in love, restaurant, friendship, young people, love story, casual sex, seduction, twentysomething life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 36K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, innocence lost, filmmaking, strong sexual content, wannabe, exploit, notoriety, porn ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, malibu california, florida, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%