Movies like The Dressmaker

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The Dressmaker (2015)
 7.1
 52K
The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: enigmatic, romantic, melancholic, colourful, baroque, whimsical, twists and turns, light, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women, dressmaker, fashion, accidental death, seamstress, memory, mother daughter relationship, exile, accused of murder, betrayal, cross dressing, bullying, revenge, small town, brutality, murder mystery, name calling, love story, destiny, windmill, mystery, hometown, female director, secrets, sex ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951
Place: australia, england

Most similar movies to The Dressmaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, life philosophy, drinking and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Dressmaker: The Devil Wears Prada (2006), A Man Called Ove (2015), Calendar Girls (2003), Children of the Revolution (1996), To Return (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, twists and turns, clever, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, city life, boss and employee, women, strong female character, fish out of water, employer employee relationship, workplace situations, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love, aging, volvo ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, eastern europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 23K
Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, based on true events, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, leukemia, model, hopes, human spirit, friendship, women, small town, family drama, calendar, middle aged, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children of the Revolution (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man (Richard Roxburgh) the Australian government blames for 1990s political woes blames his mother (Judy Davis), a communist Stalin seduced in 1951.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, revolution, pregnancy, josef stalin, torture, farce, political unrest, parents and children, rebelliousness, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, russia, latvia, sydney australia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 94K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, village, family relations, ghost, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, road trip, lesbian, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, abusive boyfriend, domestic violence, female friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, st. louis missouri, pakistan, tucson arizona, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, writers, family relations, prostitute, telekinesis, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, addiction, family problems, sexual dysfunction, couples, postmodernism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, germany, las vegas, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 118K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, cynical, ironic, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dialogue driven, marital problem, under the surface, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marriage, bully, battle of the sexes, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family gatherings, family life, siblings relations, human nature, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Introducing the Dwights (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, disability, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, youth, sexual relations, siblings relations, mentally challenged, romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 25K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cooking, friendship, family, storytelling, life philosophy, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 60s, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, seduction, swimming pool, culture clash, romance, workplace, guru, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, atlanta georgia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, human nature, introspection, single parent, world war two, social misfits ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family in crisis, family secret, drug addiction, family relations, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, dysfunctional family, self discovery, gay, small town life, hopes, family disapproval, gay slur, social relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, teenage love, self discovery, single parent, misfit, best friends, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, massachusetts, milwaukee wisconsin, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, actor, betrayal, womanizer, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, revenge, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 105K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, strong sexual content, infidelity, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, parenthood, castration, small town, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 20K
The Women (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into ...
Style: witty, humorous, entertaining, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, friendship, infidelity, family problems, beauty salon, divorce, society, friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, women, female friendship, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage girl, post war, working class, family relations, youth, love and romance, rebellion, society, social relations, rebelliousness, small town ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, brighton, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 2K
Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: father son relationship, gay, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, gay son, widower, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: semi serious, talky, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Plot: translator, eccentric family, comedy of errors, family relations, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, amateur detective, creativity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 24K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, cynical, humorous, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: drowning, murder, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, wife murders husband, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 15K
The Castle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: airport, australian, family relations, family in crisis, family life, against the odds, fighting the system, misfit, single parent, palaces castles and temples, parents and children, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, beirut lebanon, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, family relations, politics, small town, family life, election, communism, hopes, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, emotional, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, lifestyle, teenage life, loss of son, suburbs, coming of age, high school, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 6K
Proof (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.
Style: witty, serious, sincere, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, disability, blind character, blind man, photographer, couples, power relations, romance, couple relations, master and servant, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, cannes, new york, california, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 3K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, treehouse, obsession, incest, family problems, psychopath, siblings relations, eccentric family, self discovery, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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