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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)
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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shortly after graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Geralyn Lucas lands her dream job working for 20/20. Lucas is then diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 and has a dilemma - whether to have a lumpectomy or the potentially safer mastectomy.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, introspection, chemotherapy, life is a bitch, terminal illness, moral dilemma, hopes, husband wife relationship, cancer, female protagonist, friends, unfulfillment, stripper, tattoo, twenty something, strip club, bare breasts, wig, lipstick, ultrasound, scar
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york

Most similar movies to Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and humorous films with plots about life is a bitch, unfulfillment, terminal illness, hopes, cancer, introspection and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy: Living Proof (2008), Five (2011), The Girl with Nine Wigs (2013), 1 Message (2011), The End Is My Beginning (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, emotional, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, doctor, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes, lifetime, power relations, child illness, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Five (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: coping, terminal illness, life is a bitch, women, destiny, human spirit, doctor, unfulfillment, newlyweds, strong female presence, death of mother, breast cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Girl with Nine Wigs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of a young woman whose lust for life means she is determined to be so very much more than just another cancer patient.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, physical appearance, life & death, bittersweet, hospital, society, human spirit, surgery, golden years, illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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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, sentimental, touching
Plot: introspection, self discovery, hopes, unfulfillment, terminal illness, twists and turns, life is a bitch, dealing with death, strong female presence, cancer, female protagonist, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Plot: elderly, introspection, village, terminal illness, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, survival, dysfunctional family, race against time, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, rebelliousness, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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Reach for Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious
Plot: aging, retirement home, couples, elderly, terminal illness, romance, unfulfillment, retirement home life, time, love, old man, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, brain tumor, christian, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, homecoming, romance, friends, old love, couples, introspection, couple relations, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
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Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: marathon, cross country, terminal illness, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, sport, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, disability, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, tragic love, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, terminal illness, unfulfillment, fighting illness, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: thought provoking, cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
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Crossed Over (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
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Sequoia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
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2 Become 1 (2006)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: blindness, prodigy, human spirit, follow your dream, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, music, blind character, piano
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, china
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
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The Jimmy Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.
Style: psychological, semi serious, realistic, cynical, gloomy
Plot: introspection, starting over, family in crisis, family problems, artists and showbiz, hopes, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, workplace, down on your luck, stand up comedian, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, sad
Plot: terminal illness, mercy killing, cancer, estrangement, parents and children, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family problems, estranged family member, death in the family, disease, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, friendship, couple relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, friends, estrangement, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, young lovers, coming of age, teenage life, human nature, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, mother, love, motherhood, sister sister relationship, dying mother, parenthood, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Matters of Life & Dating (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, couples, support group, romance, physical appearance, singleness, breast cancer, dating, lifetime, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cas & Dylan (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: on the run, friendship, introspection, terminal illness, on the road, orphan, life is a bitch, hospital, inventions and discoveries, doctors and patients
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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