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The Cake Eaters (2007)
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The Cake Eaters (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy (Bruce Dern) tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg (Elizabeth Ashley). Eldest son and struggling musician Guy (Jayce Bartok) moves back to town, feeling guilty that he missed the funeral. His brother, Beagle (Aaron Stanford), who was his mother's caretaker, falls for Marg's granddaughter, Georgia (Kristen Stewart), a chronically ill girl who fears her time is growing short.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: young lovers, family problems, starting over, family life, teenage life, disability, countryside, haunted by the past, homecoming, estrangement, small town life, death in the family, underage sex, therapy, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, virginity, adulthood, old love, small town, social relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, hopes, family problems and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cake Eaters: Mary and Rhoda (2000), Regarding Billy (2005), Alpha Male (2006), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Passionada (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: sitcom, talky, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, family problems, family relations, homecoming, looking for love, family life, follow your dream, starting over, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, gender, best friends, friendship, couples, family problems, disability, love and romance, youth, homecoming, gender bending, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.4
 338
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family gatherings, estrangement, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, dealing with death, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 1K
Passionada (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband had been a fisherman who died at sea. The widow's teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man whose new in town. The ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gambling, starting over, parents and children, love affair, golden years, opposites attract, teenage life, small town, death in the family, nightclub, bittersweet, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is helped by Jimmy, a former asylum inmate, and the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, misfit, family life, working class, parents and children, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dealing with death, bittersweet, disability, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 476
Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, hopes, love and romance, prodigy, couples, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Plot: high school reunion, starting over, estrangement, couples, romance, homecoming, fall in love, couple relations, doctor, small town, small town life, ex-lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, family problems, single parent, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 194
The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: realistic, sexy, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, wedding, family relations, lifestyle, homecoming, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, couples, social relations, friends, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 617
Country Remedy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In order to secure the position of Head of Pediatrics at a top Chicago hospital, a young, highly accomplished, pediatrician agrees to spend a summer setting up a clinic in a small town in the North Carolina mountains. Clashing against the ways of ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: clinic, starting over, lifestyle, family relations, family life, doctors and patients, friendship, small town, widower, father son relationship, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Plot: death in the family, family gatherings, single parent, family relations, family life, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, family problems, disability, couples, estrangement, misfit, mute or deaf, hopes, opposites attract, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, romance, betrayal, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, family problems, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, death, terminal illness, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 986
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, countryside, young love, estranged family member, social misfits, young lovers, love and romance, starting over, hopes, single parent, misfit, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, human nature, parents and children, romance, family life, teenage life, lifestyle, family in crisis, society, loneliness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: boarding school, starting over, family relations, couples, family problems, pregnancy, boarding school life, hospital, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Waiting for Forever (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, introspection, lifestyle, romance, childhood sweetheart, love, lovers apart, family relations, homecoming, unfulfilled love, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 761
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, homecoming, haunted by the past, introspection, family problems, human nature, family life, dysfunctional family, hopes, elderly, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, estrangement, farm, family problems, hopes, youth, family, family life, parents and children, teenage life, loss of partner, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, best friends, couples, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 400
Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, love and romance, family problems, romance, family life, impossible love, estrangement, parents and children, solace, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 14K
Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marital problem, american dream, infidelity, first love, marriage, teenage love, family problems, family life, love, love and romance, fighting illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 2K
Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, small town, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, small town life, looking for love, hometown ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, family relations, college graduate, young lovers, social relations, family problems, romance, small town, fall in love, island, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Writer-director Randall Miller's heart-achingly sweet drama centers on the unsatisfying personal life of protagonist Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle), a sensitive baker who remains deeply despondent over his late wife's untimely death. When ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dancer's life, starting over, love and romance, romance, couples, dance school, parents and children, couple relations, dealing with death, hopes, music, latin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%