Movies and TV shows like Out on a Limb 1987

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Out on a Limb (1987)
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Out on a Limb (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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: friendship, reincarnation, supernatural, love and romance, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, self discovery, society, introspection, idealism, hopes, state affairs, unfulfillment, dancing, ocean, psychic, beach, medium, helicopter, spirituality, politician, meditation, reporter, actress, extramarital affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: peru, usa, california, latin america, new york, paris france, london ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, hopes, friendship, society and self discovery mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Out on a Limb: 1 Message (2011), Eleanor and Franklin (1976), The Bedford Diaries (2006), 49 Days (2011), Virgin River (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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1 Message (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Tells the story of Becca, a beautiful 28 year-old woman whose perfect life is brought to an abrupt halt after she accidentally discovers a lump in her breast.
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, sentimental, touching
Plot: self discovery, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, terminal illness, strong female presence, life is a bitch, dealing with death, cancer, female protagonist, breast cancer, e mail
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, family relations, usa president, head of state, romance, state affairs, strong female presence, democrat, couples, parents and children, forbidden love, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: paralysis, bittersweet, disability, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, tragic love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: political activism, injustice, humble, urban ghetto, religions or cults, righting the wronged, hopes, politics, ambition, life is a bitch, journalism, downfall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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The Bedford Diaries (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Bedford Diaries is an American television series that premiered March 29, 2006 on The WB and concluded its first season on May 10, 2006. It was canceled on May 18, 2006. The series was created by Tom Fontana and Julie Martin. A week prior to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: college, young adult, couples, love and romance, romance, society, youth, interracial relations, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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74%
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49 Days (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: grim reaper, reincarnation, true love, tragedy, supernatural, betrayal, friendship, romance, life is a bitch, self discovery, best friends, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Virgin River (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: After seeing an ad for a midwife, a recently divorced big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of California, where she meets an intriguing man.
Style: captivating, surprise ending, sincere, entertaining, exciting
Plot: small town, new life, flirting, nurse, romance, friendship, love, small town life, comeback, escape attempt, adaptation, new job ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Starter Wife (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, sentimental
Plot: satire, midlife crisis, one more chance, ex couple relations, self discovery, couples, love and romance, ambition, starting over, ex husband ex wife relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, touching, scenic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, love, fall in love, travel, introspection, hopes, lifestyle change, love affair, tourist, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, indonesia, bali, india, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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5 Star Day (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One man's journey to disprove the theory of astrology leads him to answer some bigger question about life, love, fate and destiny.
Style: realistic, sentimental, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horoscope, introspection, self discovery, unfulfillment, destiny, astrologer, love and romance, journey, society, life turned upside down, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Out of Order (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: I suppose this is the story of the beauty and brutality of a long-term marriage as seen through the eyes of a writer who aspires to make art, but makes his living writing popcorn movies. Someone who wants to be a good man, but finds himself ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, midlife crisis, love affair, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, unlikely couple, life is a bitch, family problems, artists and showbiz, dark humor, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Princess Daisy (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: The lovely Daisy is the daughter of a Russian prince and an American movie star. After her parents are killed, she flees from her half-brother Ram. She fights her way to the top of the modeling profession and falls in love with a company president. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: twins, rape, aristocrat, incest, downfall, love and romance, society, romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Scruples (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 279 min.
TV show
Story: The melodramatic story follows the fortunes of three ambitious people: Billy, secretary/wife to an older billionaire, who upon his death starts the Beverly Hills boutique ("Scruples") and pursues film director Vito Orsini. Valentine, a ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: fashion, heartache, couples, power relations, human spirit, vengeance, hollywood, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, ambition, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, beverly hills, france, california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Find Yourself (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A determined entrepreneur navigates a love triangle between a young charmer and an older executive, leading her down an unconventional path to love.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, romantic
Plot: love triangle, career woman, age difference, love and romance, society, female protagonist, looking for love, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, couple relations, friendship, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wes is awakened in the middle of the night by an unexpected phone call. It’s Alison, the girl who could have been, who is flying home to Tokyo in the morning and wants to come by for a night of reminiscing before she goes.
Style: sincere, talky, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, self discovery, friendship, unfulfillment, platonic, destiny, introspection, hopes, male female relationship, youth, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, montreal, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebrascan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, couples, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, looking for love, family relations, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, marriage, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, golden years, aging, romance, hopes, sea captain, summer, senior citizen, hairdresser, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, disturbing, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, split personality, child rape, psychology, child abuse, family relations, power relations, psychologist, human spirit, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ryan's Hope (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ryan's Hope is an American soap opera created by Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, originally airing for 13 years on ABC from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. It revolved around the trials and tribulations within a large Irish-American ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: friends, family relations, hopes, society, working class, family business, family life, liberal, sergeant, bar, irish american
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Looking for Alaska (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 426 min.
TV show
Story: A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.
Style: touching, twists and turns, sweet, suspenseful, romantic ...
Plot: teenager, love, youth, friendship, couple relations, mystery, fall in love, destiny, boarding school, love affair, hopes, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton go on a cruise where they meet ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: gay, cruise, bohemian life, thirtysomething life, friends, couples, coincidence, lifestyle, romance, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Portrait of a Marriage (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 219 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the real-life love affair between Vita Sackville-West and Violet Keppel.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, love triangle, strong female presence, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, gender, writer's life, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, virginia, usa, new zealand, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Zenne Dancer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A feature film about an unusual trio: DANIEL, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Middle Eastern values. CAN, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots of love and support from his family, and AHMET born ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: murder, society, love affair, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, journalism, love and romance, gender, media, religions or cults, friendship, photojournalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man falls for a separated woman but can't cope when she returns to her husband.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, obsession, stepdaughter, winter, extramarital affair, master and servant, romance, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mistral's Daughter (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 390 min.
TV show
Story: Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: painter, artist, model, nazi occupation, couples, infidelity, fall in love, social differences, wartime life, love affair, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, couples, friends, creator, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: quadriplegic, self discovery, friendship, starting over, looking for love, romance, hopes, love and romance, couples, disability, small town, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, working class, coming of age, youth, couples, self discovery, family relations, society, prostitute, romance, friendship, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Forced by poverty to seek support, the innocent Tess Durbeyfield seeks the help of the D'Urbervilles.
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: innocence, life is a bitch, poverty, master and servant, couples, village life, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, society, pregnancy, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%