Movies like The Sessions

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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, sincere, compassionate, humorous, sentimental, based on true events, realistic, witty, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: sexual exploration, sexuality, cat, priest, therapist, male virgin, misfit, life changing experience, unlikely relationship, hopes, proposal, adult virgin, nurse, fear, first sexual experience, promise, near death experience, confession, baseball, poet, disability, virgin, judaism, sexual pleasure, sexual awakening ...
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, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, relationships, love, drinking and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Sessions: Don Jon (2013), Adventureland (2009), Sleeping with Other People (2015), The Graduate (1967), Silver Linings Playbook (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, pornography, masturbation, sexuality, womanizer, looking for sex, sexual relations, exercise, obsession, introspection, strong sexual content, sex addict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: job seeking, summer job, coming of age, friendship, party, dating, college graduate, amusement park, reconciliation, leaving home, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, romantic, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sex, womanizer, infidelity, romance, friends, couples, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, unlikely couple, love, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, france, medical school, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, depression, social misfits, mental illness, supportive parent, passionate interest, love, fall in love, romance, letter, neighbor, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 94K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, doctors and patients, clinic, unconventional method, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, therapy, doctors and patients, hip hop, misfit, social misfits, fall in love, love affair, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, breakup, love affair, looking for love, couples, family relations, train ride, singleness, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, medical school, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: disability, friendship, human nature, racism, rehabilitation, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, paralysis, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, buddies, coping, fighting illness, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, canada, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, friends, drugs/alcohol, homecoming, funeral, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, touching, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, new year's eve, softball, romance, battle of the sexes, sexual relations, couple relations, twentysomething life, singleness, love and romance, urban, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, sex, prostitute, virgin, sadness, young lovers, contests and competitions, teenager, sexual relations, romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 perversion, s&m, sexual relations, secretary, fetish, obsession, boss and employee, desire, strong sexual content, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 22K
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, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, introspection, couples, family life, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, youth, teenagers, couples, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, teenager, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: starting over, love and romance, love affair, family life, marriage, haunted by the past, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, infidelity, parents and children, family relations, eccentric family, couple relations, workplace situations, husband wife relationship, golf, hospital, assassination, cheerleader ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, houston texas, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sincere, psychological, depressing, inspirational ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, escape from reality, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, old love, self fulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, clever ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gender, artificial insemination, biological father, control freak, argument, parenthood, parents and children, gays and lesbians, family values, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, buenos aires argentina, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, fall in love, friends, love and romance, restaurant, friendship, young people, love story, casual sex, seduction, twentysomething life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 83K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, secret, gay father, dying, grief, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1978, year 1965 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, witty, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, high school, sex, sexual dysfunction, support group, love triangle, depression, orgasm, lust, adultery, nightclub, promise ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 16K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: realistic, based on true events, factual, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, choking, photographer, telephone, airplane ...
Time: year 1958, year 1971, year 1970, year 1973, year 1960 ...
Place: spain, england, germany, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, buddies, looking for love, friends, power relations, desire, couples, wooing, student life, looking for sex, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa, kindergarten, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, cynical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for sex, adolescence, neighbor, student, youth, fall in love, love and romance, wooing, teenage life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, oakland california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 125K
Chasing Amy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sexuality, jealousy, lesbian, bisexuality, romance, unlikely relationship, opposites attract, twentysomething life, couple relations, friendship, break up, hockey ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%