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Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: bipolar disorder, parents and children, family relations, youth, columbia university, absent mother, interracial marriage, machete, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mental illness, name calling, nickname, tarot cards, sleepover, destroying property, cardboard box, ancestry, medicine cabinet, caregiver, husband wife reunion, jumping rope, talent show, waving goodbye, recession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1967, year 1978, 1960s
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england

Most similar movies to Infinitely Polar Bear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about drinking, dialogue, family relations, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Infinitely Polar Bear: Hello I Must Be Going (2012), The Kids Are All Right (2010), I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), Cyrus (2010), Begin Again (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience level with advice is plummeting, a bold teenage boy enters her life, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, love affair, love and romance, suburbs, unlikely couple, introspection, parents and children, thirtysomething life, couples, taking off underwear, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, gender, coming of age, argument, control freak, biological father, artificial insemination, lesbian relationship, motorcycle, dinner, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, buenos aires argentina, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, audition, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, couple relations, love affair, family relations, ratings, meaningful kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.3
 32K
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, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, musician, couple relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, single parent, unlikely couple, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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 ⇓
88%
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, friendship, sex therapy, therapy, couple relations, hopes, couples, friends, sex addict, woman in underwear, recovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
It Runs in the Family (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, college, school dance, golden years, parents and children, eccentric family, coming of age, family life, elderly, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, tunnel, parents and children, romance, couples, family relations, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.9
 4K
Barry Munday (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Barry Munday, a libido-driven wage slave who spends all his time either ogling, fantasizing about or trying to pick up women, wakes up in hospital after a freak attack only to find that his testicles have been removed.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: genital mutilation, castration, letter, testicles, doctor, pregnancy, life turned upside down, disorder, womanizer, self discovery, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, best friends, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, romance, young lovers, opposites attract, social differences, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, parents and children, fall in love, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, israel, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, single parent, single father, widower, shore, parenthood, romance, columnist, vacation, newspaper, daughter, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Great New Wonderful (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: elevator, mental illness, parents and children, ambition, love and romance, office, misfit, society, couples, family relations, immigrants, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 49K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, bedtime story, student protest, sonogram, biracial, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, tucson arizona, colorado, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Rumor Has It... (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: uncover truth, love affair, extramarital affair, romance, oldies, young lovers, family, daughter, ladykiller, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, actress, family, audition, family life, parents and children, sibling relationship, siblings relations, physical appearance, society, family relations, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, offbeat, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, depression, supportive parent, mental illness, fall in love, obsession, parents and children, passionate interest, romance, love and romance, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, cheating, architect, stripper, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, romance, casual sex, sex, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, patagonia, cape town south africa, sydney australia, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 4K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, party, sex, artist, love, pregnancy, human nature, introspection, girlfriend, fiancee, romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
People Places Things (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, single parent, pizza, divorce, romance, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, single father, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new zealand, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, coming of age, party, student, humiliation, college, prank, sex, revenge, love, police, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rhode island, campus, connecticut, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, offbeat, touching, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, self discovery, age difference, family life, family problems, love affair, marriage, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, neighbor, publisher ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, cancer, teenage life, youth, high school life, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dear White People (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, student film ...
Plot: college, racism, social relations, interracial relations, college life, student life, society, storytelling, prejudice, marijuana, obsession, counterculture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, year 2012, year 2011
Place: usa, campus, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 31K
Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, college, wedding, romance, high school, love and romance, prodigy, parents and children, singleness, high school life, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 37K
Say When (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, romantic, entertaining, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love and romance, coming of age, unlikely couple, parent child relationship, life turned upside down, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, single father, youth, runaway, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sex, cheating, college, infidelity, womanizer, romance, love, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, rehabilitation, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, medical school, france, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 6K
Dummy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hobby, ventriloquist, stalking, small town, unemployment, accountant, parents and children, suburbs, romance, siblings relations, suburban life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas movie, human nature, urban ghetto, parents and children, family feud, family, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, estrangement, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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