Movies like Echo Park

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Echo Park (1985)
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Echo Park (1985)
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 next apartment, August, an Austrian bodybuilder, fancies himself the next Arnold Schwarzenegger. As the pressures of everyday life in LA mount, Jonathan and August vie for May's love.
Style: humorous, touching, clever, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: single parent, actor's life, dream, stripper, friendship, singleness, friends, family relations, love and romance, self discovery, addiction, looking for love, hopes, artists and showbiz, road not taken, human nature, couples, nightlife, bar, lifestyle, gender, introspection, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, europe, austria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about couples, love and romance, friends, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Echo Park: The Lather Effect (2006), Seven Days of Grace (2006), Mind the Gap (2004), LOL (2006), Only When I Laugh (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lather Effect (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the eve of selling her mother's house, a thirty-something housewife wakes up to a hangover surrounded by her best friends from high school...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: reunion, friends, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, introspection, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Seven Days of Grace (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, actor's life, gender, artists and showbiz, friends, down on your luck, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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LOL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The relationships of three men are examined through their use of technology.
Style: humorous, sincere, talky, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, youth, introspection, friendship, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, computers and web, misfit, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, talky, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, rehabilitation, custody, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, single parent, couples, estrangement, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eating (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At a spacious house in Los Angeles, Helene is turning 40-years old and her friends whom include French filmmaker Martine, house guest Sophie, and Lydia throw her a party. But also there is Kate a friend turning 30, and Sadie a Hollywood film agent ...
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, couples, thirtysomething life, reunion, feminism, friendship, nightlife, strong female presence, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, singleness, human nature, couple relations, reunion, love and romance, buddies, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
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Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, down on your luck, hollywood, city life, unfulfilled love, friendship, celebrity culture, self discovery, social differences, nightlife, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, humorous, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, romance, unfulfillment, platonic, introspection, destiny, hopes, male female relationship, bittersweet, road not taken, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, montreal, tokyo ...
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, job interview, movie star, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, shopping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
All Night Long (1981)
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, love and romance, nightlife, love affair, human nature, unsupportive spouse, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, suburbs, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, wilderness, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Park (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Park takes place all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles, as 11 disaffected Angelenos find both love and loss in unexpected ways
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudist, friendship, couple relations, looking for love, infidelity, nothing goes right, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, couples, unrequited love, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, love triangle, nightlife, celebrity culture, lifestyle, music band, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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30 Years to Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: First of all, the title does not refer to someone sentenced to jail. It is a movie about 6 lifetime friends who are all hitting the big `3-0' together during the same year. Each one looks inside themselves to see where has my life gone and what ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Chance (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, non-linear
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A newly-married couple tries to build their social life.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: celebrity culture, teenage love, couples, friends, new year, singleness, twentysomething life, friendship, nightlife, looking for sex, looking for love, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, family life, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, couples, family problems, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, paparazzi, bittersweet, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, couple relations, follow your dream, ambition, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lovelife (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lovelife is a 1997 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jon Harmon Feldman. The ensemble cast includes Matt Letscher, Sherilyn Fenn, Saffron Burrows, Carla Gugino, Bruce Davison, Jon Tenney and Peter Krause. Lovelife was nominated for a ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, breakup, professor, low self esteem, older man younger woman relationship, writers, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
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49%
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, musician, breakup, musician's life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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48%
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Easy (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Quirky Jamie Harris (Marguerite Moreau) has a big problem: She's a magnet for less-than-kind men as she hops beds. But things start to look up when she becomes the object of affection of two seemingly normal guys, Mick (Brian O'Byrne) and ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Heyy Babyy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Three handsome Sydney bachelors Aroush, Tanmay and Al – are having the time of their lives in Sydney. They flirt around, and have numerous conquests to their credit. They suddenly find their dating and mating rituals destroyed when a dimpled ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, baby, fall in love, family relations, couples, babies and infants, single parent, romance, down on your luck, singleness, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, asia, india, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fish Without a Bicycle (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Comedy - Julianna (Jenna Mattison) is a struggling actress in a dead end relationship with Danny (Brad Rowe), a fireman who no longer lights her fire. When she decides to leave him and go "find herself" she ends up falling in love with an ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hollywood Palms (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set entirely in the Hollywood Palms apartment building and its yard, this movie shows how people there live and interact with each other.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, biting, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: showbiz, dark humor, buddies, betrayal, lifestyle, human nature, friendship, introspection, hollywood, murder, social decay, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, odd couple, love and romance, lifestyle, partners, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, asthma, artists and showbiz, gender, buddies, family life, siblings relations, human nature, family relations, female director, quiz ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, writer's life, on the run, elderly, elderly lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, society, actor's life, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Looking for Kitty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school baseball coach and a down-on-his-luck private investigator form a bond as they scour New York City for the coach's wife, who's run away with a second-rate rock star
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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