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My Mother Frank (2000)
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My Mother Frank (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a meddlesome mother enrolls in university with her son, old and new worlds collide with awesome consequences.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, love, college, cheating, boredom, self discovery, fall in love, youth, romance, parents and children, against the odds, society, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, power relations, mother love, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, overprotective mother, friendship, widow, illness, mother son relationship, university ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, fall in love, family relations, friendship, couples and parents and children mostly in Romance, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like My Mother Frank: Looking for Alibrandi (2000), The Other Sister (1999), The Young Kieslowski (2014), American Desi (2001), The Buddy System (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, social differences, parents and children, teenage life, fish out of water, high school hunk, love and romance, youth, society, single parent, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, best friends, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, love and romance, looking for love, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Young Kieslowski (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Grand romantic gestures need not apply in this comedic tale of star-crossed young love. Instead, freshman Brian Kieslowski displays endless reserves of bumbling awkwardness as he goes home with a girl for the first time... and then learns that he ...
Style: humorous, emotional, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, romance, youth, disorder, life turned upside down, college, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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American Desi (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the 80's.From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, college, friendship, roommate, tradition, love and romance, society, college life, youth, buddies, culture, indian american ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Buddy System (1984)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, infidelity, couples, school, friendship, single parent, romance, friends, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Too Young to Marry (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: lovers reunited, hopes, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, interracial relations, coming of age, hotshot lawyer, college, best friends, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 150
A Silent Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, love triangle, family relations, looking for love, opposites attract, fall in love, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, social differences, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montreal, mexico, latin america, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, siblings relations, family life, family problems, couples, eccentric family, introspection, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
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Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, student life, starting over, teacher, teacher student relationship, self discovery, college life, power relations, petty job, self esteem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 8K
The Classic (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, non-linear
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, society, love affair, fall in love, young lovers, youth, romance, diary, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 11K
Nanban (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: college, student, friendship, romance, college life, teachers and students, old friend, fall in love, coming of age, search, buddies, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 513
Sweetheart (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A working woman, mother a three children, realizes that, when her youngest one is about to go to Canada to continue her education, she will end up out of her most precious goal, being a mother..
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, melancholic, sincere
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, family, love, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, romance, runaway, youth, couples ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 375
Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: sitcom, touching, humorous, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, family relations, family problems, looking for love, homecoming, family life, follow your dream, couple relations, college, starting over, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 2K
Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, estrangement, romance, introspection, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, roommate, self discovery, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, university, college, college life, fall in love, lifestyle, romance, youth, couple relations, sexual relations, roommate, campus ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Higher Education (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another Canadian screwball comedy involving a horny college man who can't decide between his girlfriend and his teacher.
Style: touching, humorous, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, college life, love and romance, youth, love triangle, small town life, urban, small town, city life, discrimination, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, tense, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, wooing, romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Please Teach Me English (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: As shy, awkward and, frankly, nerdy as she is, 25 year old public official Na Young-ju has little hope of landing a boyfriend. But then a game of chance designates her as the member of her office staff who will take English courses—much to her ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: fall in love, love triangle, couples, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, romance, tragic love, teachers and students, friendship, reunion, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 2K
So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, fall in love, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, university, coming of age, youth, breakup, break-up, snobbism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, professor, friendship, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over, university ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, venice, london, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, pregnancy, small town, romance, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 116
The Blue Diner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about food, memory, language and caskets, BLUE DINER tells the story of a Puerto Rican mother and her daughter who struggle to explain how the daughter mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, self discovery, social decay, forbidden love, relationship vs career, estrangement, romance, hopes, parents and children, pregnancy, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, introspection, love triangle, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, comedy of errors, friendship, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 1K
Love Hurts (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him, middle-aged Ben Bingham slips into a funk and refuses to change out of his pajamas. Justin, Ben's 17-year-old son, has the cure for what ails his depressed dad: he gives Ben a makeover and pushes him out into the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, romance, teenage love, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle, doctor, looking for love, friendship, love and romance, youth, dentist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Seasons Of Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the picturesque backdrop of New York, "Seasons of Love" is a romantic, soulful holiday drama about two people who struggle to find love against the odds, while reconciling with the past and learning the true value of family.
Style: uplifting, humorous, romantic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, hopes, against the odds, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, self discovery, couples, friendship, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Heart Elsewhere (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Pope's tailor sends his son, a virgin at 35, to Bologna hoping he will find a woman. Nello, a classicist moved by the romantic poetry of Ovid, proves to be a good teacher and also falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Angela Gardini. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, social differences, tragic love, family relations, romance, fall in love, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couples, disability, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, fall in love, social differences, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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