Movies and TV shows like Out on a Limb 1987

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Out on a Limb
Original name: Találd meg önmagad! /Out on a Limb/
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: Shirley MacLaine plays herself in this TV mini-series based on her autobiographical best-seller which delves into her new age beliefs and its effects on her personal and public lives
Style: semi serious
Plot: idealism, introspection, self discovery, hopes, friendship, reincarnation, supernatural ability, love and romance, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, supernatural, metaphysics, new age, meditation, male in bathtub, beach house, reenactment, psychic, spirituality, actress, helicopter, ocean, man crying ...
Place: california, latin america, peru, usa, malibu california, paris france
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Before Sunrise
Drama, Romance
USA, Austria, Switzerland
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Before Sunset
Drama, Romance
USA
80 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about love and romance, hopes, friendship, society, romance, couples and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Out on a Limb: All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007), Maze (2000), Two for the Seesaw (1962), Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993), Julie Johnson (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Maze
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Duration: 97 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
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An Unmarried Woman
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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, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Before the Revolution
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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A Price Above Rubies
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
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Girls' Night
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn to fulfil her dream - a visit to Las Vegas. They buy two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
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Regular Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: europe, france, morocco, paris france
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The End of Innocence
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rehabilitation, innocence lost, mental institution, self discovery, doctors and patients, society, mentally unstable, human nature, introspection, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love affair, romance, nightlife, love and romance, suburbs, society, couples, infidelity, unsupportive spouse, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, single parent, on the road, character study, starting over, loneliness, dreams, gangsters, relationships, romance, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, arizona, usa, new jersey, phoenix arizona
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System:   40%
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: school, fascism, boarding school, teacher, innocence lost, coming of age, adolescence, dedicated educator, mentor, women, runaway, against the rules ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, spain, california ...
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The Starter Wife
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 276 min.
Story: The events of one woman's life following her divorce after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio executive. Based on the best-selling novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sentimental
Plot: starting over, ambition, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, self discovery, singleness, producer, one more chance, ex couple relations, challenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
The Children's Hour
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
Style: talky, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: boarding school, school, lesbian, teacher, tragedy, homosexuality, friendship, prejudice, children, bullying, suicide, death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: california
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System:   38%
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Waiting for Forever
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: introspection, unfulfilled love, romance, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, hopes, love and romance, true love, innocence lost, parents and children, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 

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Before Night Falls
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: writer's life, gay, homosexuality, artist, aids, revolution, idealism, childhood, male nudity, freedom, poetry, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, havana cuba, caribbean
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Children of a Lesser God
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: disability, romance, teacher, love, mute or deaf, school, love story, relationships, loneliness, mentor, couple relations, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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System:   37%
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