Movies like Lbs.

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Lbs. (2004)
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Lbs. (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 315-pound man decides to kick his food addiction by moving to the country.
Style: uplifting, humorous, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: addiction, starting over, misfit, cooking and food, obsessive quest, hopes, negligence, leaving home, diet, obesity, fat man, weight loss, eating disorder, in the woods, friends, buddies, unfulfillment, bittersweet, forest, drugs, drug addict, bulimia, brooklyn new york city, trailer home, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Lbs.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about friendship, hopes, friends, bittersweet, starting over, love and romance and misfit mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Lbs.: Amexicano (2007), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), Last Day of Summer (2009), Fat People (2009), Mind the Gap (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 278
Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, immigrants, society, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, hopes, single parent, redemption, alcohol abuse, family relations, artists and showbiz, misfit, disability, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, crimes, confined, social misfits, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, hopes, misfit, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 3K
Fat People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: obesity, support group, social misfits, physical appearance, human nature, family relations, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, group of strangers, misfit, overweight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.0
 841
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 366
Earthwork (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1994, real-life crop artist Stan Herd traveled from Kansas to Manhattan's Upper West Side to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre artwork was made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation near an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: idealism, human spirit, hopes, environmentalism, social differences, creative block, art, misfit, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artists' life, hometown ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 234
Fat Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Fat Friends was an ITV drama, following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: support group, friendship, family relations, self fulfillment, society, hopes, physical appearance, overweight, bulimia, obesity, weight loss, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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obesity movies
306
fat man movies
355
 5.1
 2K
Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, social differences, starting over, society, academy, officers and cadets, family life, hopes, culture clash, fish out of water, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 350
Entry Level (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. Clay and his fellow ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: starting over, unemployment, workplace, workplace romance, workplace situations, hopes, society, romance, love and romance, down on your luck, restaurant, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 3K
Mammuth (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné, et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: on the road, track down, self discovery, introspection, family relations, elderly, aging, escapades, power relations, haunted by the past, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 477
Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: society, buddies, misfit, friends, love and romance, social misfits, lifestyle, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 496
18 Meals (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Food, glorious food! Some of the most sumptuous and involving films revolve around that most common of acts: eating. 18 MEALS is an omnibus film of criss-crossing stories divided into three segments; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jorge Coira's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, bittersweet, cooking and food, uninvited guest, family, unfulfillment, brother, food, breakfast, guitarist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, friendship, social differences, redemption, memory loss, social relations, life is a bitch, society, hopes, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Les papas du dimanche (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, parents separation, breakup, starting over, bittersweet, separation, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems, human nature, human spirit, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, hopes, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All Stars 2: Old Stars (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In All Stars 2 Old Stars, the unexpected wedding of one of the boys means they treat themselves to an ‘old-fashioned training camp’ in the form of a long weekend in Barcelona. The match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is meant to be the high ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: silly humor, friendship, midlife crisis, introspection, buddies, friends, soccer match, road trip, disorder, on the road, nothing goes right, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, germany, france, spain, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, beach, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, love and romance, escapades, gambling, hopes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, starting over, insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 2K
Kamome Diner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, meets Midori, a gangly Japanese tourist, and invites her to stay ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: starting over, friendship, love and romance, hopes, cooking and food, small business, feminism, diner, single woman, dangerous animal, friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 379
Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, redemption, human nature, addiction, family problems, couples, estrangement, once promising, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: misfit, introspection, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, social misfits, alienation, friendship, society, strong female presence, looking for love, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, best friends, custody, gays and lesbians, friends, estrangement, family in crisis, starting over, actor's life, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 830
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, youth, introspection, friendship, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, computers and web, misfit, twentysomething life, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 629
My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
Style: serious, sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: high school, friendship, youth, adulthood, lifestyle, friends, self fulfillment, teenage life, videotaping, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, private detective, unfulfillment, odd couple, fish out of water, couples, down on your luck, dream, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Photographer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, starting over, obsessive quest, prodigy, race against time, mysterious character, lifestyle, dull life, track down, addiction, nightlife, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 359
Mobile Home (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After having broken up with his girlfriend and left his job, Simon has come back to his small hometown in the countryside, where he meets up again with his old friend Julien. The two thirty-year-old, unemployed and idle men decide to reinvest in an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: friendship, dream come true, introspection, hopes, starting over, small town, bittersweet, thirtysomething life, countryside, money problems, journey, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%