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 Sunset
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80 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films and TV series with plots about love and romance, hopes, couples, friendship, self discovery, mentor and introspection mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Out on a Limb: All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Beginners (2010), Touch (1997), Maze (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All the Days Before Tomorrow
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friends, destiny, road not taken, romance, couples, friends, introspection, self discovery, friendship, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, montreal quebec canada
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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting
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Place: new york, usa, america
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Fried Green Tomatoes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, self discovery, aging, midlife crisis, storytelling, love, oldies, unlikely friendships, introspection, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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    User:   75%
 
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Beginners
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cancer, gay, father son relationship, relationships, self discovery, terminal illness, death, loneliness, homosexuality, depression, marriage, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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Touch
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
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Maze
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
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Julie Johnson
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, talky, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
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    User:   59%
 
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Conventioneers
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the 2004 Republican Nation Convention, love blooms between a Republican delegate and a Democrat protesting the event.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting
Audience: girls' night
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System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
The Goodbye Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: witty, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, divorce, love, fall in love, relationships, love story, happy ending, unlikely couple, urban, opposites attract, dialogue, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
Riding in Cars with Boys
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: drug addiction, coming of age, parenthood, destiny, friendship, pregnancy, youth, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, writer's life, life, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
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System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
Peggy Sue Got Married
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, destiny, time travel, romance, introspection, divorce, couple relations, childhood, road not taken, adolescence, americana, teenager ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, future, 1950s, 60s ...
Place: california, new jersey
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System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
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Echo Park
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everybody is somebody else. May, a single mother who delivers strip-O-grams, dreams of being an actress. She rents one of her rooms out to a pizza-man cum songwriter named Jonathan. Meanwhile, in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
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System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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Don Jon
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Style: sexual, realistic, clever, semi serious, sincere ...
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How to Make an American Quilt
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Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, romance, coming of age, wedding, infidelity, women, self discovery, adultery, relationships, interracial romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, california, paris france
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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Coming Home
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, hospital, love, military, disability, innocence lost, adultery, love affair, wartime, love story, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, usa, los angeles
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System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
 8.1
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Before Sunset
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, marriage, loneliness, storytelling, memory, lovers reunited, depression, relationships, dialogue driven, love, dialogue, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, vienna, warsaw poland, budapest hungary, india ...
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
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10
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.
Style: sexy, humorous, clever, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, obsession, romance, honeymoon, sex, nudity (topless - notable), self discovery, love affair, destiny, mentor, dishonesty, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: mexico, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
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The Go-Getter
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, road trip, runaway, on the road, social misfits, suburbs, relationships, mentor, human nature, adolescence, cars ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, oregon
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
An Unmarried Woman
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: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, self discovery, romance, midlife crisis, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
The Night of the Iguana
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: sexual, serious, psychological, talky, clever ...
Plot: hotel, mental illness, redemption, drinking, church, death, loneliness, clergy, human nature, self discovery, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
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System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
Moscow on the Hudson
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, friendship, culture clash, writer's life, freedom, american dream, shopping, musician's life, urban, capitalism, cold war, russian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, russia, usa, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
Seize the Day
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but ...
Style: realistic, bleak, semi serious, heartbreaking, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, depression, corruption, hotel, crumbling marriage, drinking, greed, going straight, destiny, life, unlikely friendships, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
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Christmas Cupid
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: introspection, family, self discovery, hopes, hollywood, love and romance, ghost, supernatural, christmas, redemption, true love, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 6.8
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The Crucible
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: witch, vengeance, politics, adultery, devil, manipulation, justice, legal action, death, greed, witches, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1600s, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new england
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
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Dish Dogs
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends travel from town to town taking jobs as dishwashers until they both find love and must choose separate paths.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: restaurant, best friends, buddies, young lovers, romance, battle of the sexes, college, introspection, friendship, love, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
Breaking the Rules
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: buddies, on the road, terminal illness, friends, adventure, best friends, tragic hero, friendship, self discovery, homecoming, reunion, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 7.3
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Blue Jasmine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: depression, suicide, tragedy, mental illness, working class, adultery, drugs/alcohol, starting over, relationships, character study, loneliness, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 

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Funny People
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, loneliness, comedian, buddies, friends, honest, sarcasm, relationships, hopes, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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System:   40%
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Out of Order
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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: clever, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hollywood, unlikely couple, writer's life, suburbs, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hungary
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System:   39%
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