Movies like Danny Collins

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Danny Collins (2015)
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Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dramatic, intense, sweet, earnest, inspirational ...
Plot: redemption, elderly, rock star, drugs/alcohol, introspection, aging, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, family relations, musician's life, starting over, parents and children, wooing, estrangement, artists and showbiz, father son relationship, love and romance, cancer, midlife crisis, storytelling, watching television, pianist, rescue, man wrapped in a towel, mercedes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, drinking, dialogue, mentor, relationships, storytelling and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Danny Collins: Janie Jones (2010), Ricki and the Flash (2015), Crazy Heart (2009), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), Around the Bend (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: rock star, musician's life, rock, parents and children, daughter, drug addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, self discovery, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sweet, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, divorce, family drama, parents and children, family relations, rock star, musician's life, ambition, elderly, family problems, quibbling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.3
 77K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, musician, journalist, redemption, elderly, aging, country music, loneliness, guilt, bar, drink, texan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, writer's life, single parent, alcohol abuse, hopes, family relations, vacation, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, redemption, van, bus, parents and children, father, grandfather, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, self discovery, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, albuquerque new mexico, arizona
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79%
 5.8
 33K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, guilt, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, inventor, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, nagging and grouching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 125K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, musician's life, father daughter relationship, relationships, folk, showbiz, urban, artists and showbiz, city life, parents and children, family relations, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, hopes, infidelity, couples, friends, best friends, dealing with death, self discovery, love triangle, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 12K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, masturbation, debate, teenage life, dysfunctional family, misfit, youth, social misfits, contests and competitions, prank, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, rock star, tattoo, groupie, midlife crisis, odd couple, family, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 9K
Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, partners, family relations, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, convict, karaoke, singer, salesman, americana, biological father ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 211
Satin (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac and hits the road for Atlantic City. But his car dies in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, redemption, small town, haunted by the past, small town life, down on your luck, music, hopes, love and romance, social relations, rock music, musical number ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 6K
Phil Spector (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lawyers and clients, coughing, blanket, news reporter, demonstration, human monster, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1944, year 1968, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 10K
One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: cinderella story, opera, follow your dream, music, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, supportive spouse, underdog, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 118K
Last Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: elderly, casino, vacation, friendship, aging, funeral, farce, buddies, male friendship, friends, golden years, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, radio show, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, musician, country, music, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, mumblecore ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, introspection, siblings relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, punk, urban, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.4
 16K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: small town, thanksgiving, separated, parents and children, redemption, elderly, retirement, family relations, golden years, aging, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Daltry Calhoun (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, golf, single parent, small town, parents and children, small town life, family relations, prodigy, rise to the top, workplace situations, estrangement, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, small town, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, dwarf, artist, humiliation, divorce, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 1K
Roadie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 20 years of touring, a roadie for a defunct 80s hair band returns home to live with his mother.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, introspection, parents and children, rock, homecoming, unfulfillment, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, mental illness, midlife crisis, hopes, daydreamer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 31K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: dark humor, touching, clever, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, smoking, abortion, christmas, human nature, urban, cigarette, redemption, parents and children, store, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Groomsmen (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, buddies, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: mute or deaf, cocaine, recording studio, disc jockey, comeback, music, disability, british, suicide attempt, dancer, disappearance, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, friends, mentor, looking for sex, youth, marital problem, eligible bachelor, adolescence, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 21K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, elderly, leukemia, calendar, charity, drugs/alcohol, village, friends, mannequin, aging, best friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, thought provoking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, urban, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, down on your luck, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, family relations, disorder, couple relations, parents and children, custody, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 4K
Straight A's (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Shreveport.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: family relations, introspection, drugs/alcohol, love triangle, drug addiction, sibling relationship, unfulfilled love, homecoming, love and romance, unfulfillment, drug abuse, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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