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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
 6.5
 64K
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, mumblecore, enigmatic, sweet, stylized, funny, light ...
Plot: slacker, loneliness, midlife crisis, twists and turns, everyday life, parents and children, loser, naivete, character change, immature, brothers, brother brother relationship, lesbian, magic, adultery, philosophy, destiny, existentialism, catastrophe, relationships, life, family, writers, depression, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, new orleans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, relationships, brutality and depression mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Jeff, Who Lives at Home: The Puffy Chair (2005), Are You Here (2013), Everything Must Go (2010), Thumbsucker (2005), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: mumblecore, road movie, melancholic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, wedding, on the road, family relations, parents and children, introspection, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
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Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: light, intense, funny, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, family, existentialism, eccentricity, family relations, homecoming, road trip, mental illness, childhood friend, womanizer, romance, relationships ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, virginia, maryland
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100%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, addiction, unemployment, loneliness, character study, tragedy, self discovery, salesman, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, new jersey, texas, usa, phoenix arizona
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Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, addiction, youth, teenager, depression, psychologist, teenage life, self discovery, lifestyle, grownups, teenage crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
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Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, couples, romance, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california, san francisco
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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, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, stereotypes, twists and turns, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, looking for love, mother son relationship, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, semi serious, poignant, reflective ...
Plot: suicide attempt, gay, loneliness, midlife crisis, closeted homosexual, suicide, guilt, relationships, brutality, destiny, family relations, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
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Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everybody has the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned, an erstwhile organic farmer whose ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, hippie, marijuana, dog, sibling relationship, relationships, loneliness, family relations, goofy hero, eccentric family, goodhearted, immature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, california, long island
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47%
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The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, depressing, semi serious ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, introspection, father son relationship, family problems, character study, solitude, hopes, father, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, enigmatic, melancholic, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: self discovery, workplace, distopia, existentialism, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, estrangement, society, future dystopia, satire, alone in the world ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sweet, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, direction and purpose, father son relationship, justice, tragedy, redemption, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, happy ending, actor's life, thirtysomething life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, usa
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39%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, family life, desire for fame, aging, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationships, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, widow, family relations, musician, family, relationships, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Shrink (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, depressing, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, mental illness, hollywood, therapist, drugs, character study, loneliness, life philosophy, widower, suicide attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 120K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
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Plot: comedian, loneliness, cancer, character study, redemption, midlife crisis, destiny, dark humor, sarcasm, life philosophy, old love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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38%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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36%
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Style: touching, disturbing, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Country: USA
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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35%
 6.6
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Audience: teens
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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 101K
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Style: melancholic, compassionate, sexy, clever, visually appealing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%