Movies like Other People

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Other People (2016)
 6.8
 11K
Other People (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother’s health declines, David frantically tries to extract meaning from this horrible experience and convince everyone (including himself) that he's "doing okay.”
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, chemotherapy, gay, misfit, friendship, death, dying, internet dating, gay son, alienation, social awkwardness, lgbt child, depression, father son relationship, grief, death of mother, cancer, family relations, dying mother, mother son relationship, lgbt, getting home, return home, sex scene, sister sister relationship ...
Place: new york, sacramento california

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Most similar movies to Other People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, humorous, realistic and sentimental films with plots about family relations, friendship, father son relationship, gay, death, cancer and terminal illness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Other People: The Professor (2018), Year of the Dog (2007), Two Weeks (2006), Beginners (2010), Unstrung Heroes (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Professor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard, a world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: husband wife relationship, drugs, death, father daughter relationship, instructor, cancer, terminal illness, alcohol, society, family relations, friendship, mentor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Year of the Dog (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, pets, rescue, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, dark humor, single woman, african american, dog, family relations, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.4
 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, single parent, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 90K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, coming out, father son relationship, gay, grief, terminal illness, secret, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, unfulfillment, youth, single parent, love and romance, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, teenager, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay sex, gay, gays and lesbians, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sick mother, reconciliation, homosexual, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 3K
Holy Mess (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy about the new alternative family and how different family situations and relationships come to a head during the premier family weekend.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, captivating, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, christmas, family dinner, lgbt, gay couple, family secret, father son relationship, gay slur, mother son relationship, gay protagonist, female director ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.8
 64K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, parents and children, remarry, custody, stepmother stepson relationship, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tear jerker, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, family relations, terminal illness, love affair, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, adultery, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, usa, louisiana, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 17K
Thunder Road (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Officer Arnaud raises his daughter as a love letter to his late Mom.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: father daughter relationship, judge, death of mother, lawyer, police, child custody, school, police officer, funeral, family relations, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana, united states, austin texas, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 13K
Paddleton (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological
Plot: male friendship, friendship between men, cancer, terminal illness, friendship, best friend, dying, medication, neighbor, destiny, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Men Next Door (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a fast-paced comedy about a 40-year-old gay man who finds himself dating two equally lovable men - a secure 50-year-old who came out later in life, and an adventurous 30-year-old who wasn't looking for a relationship. What he ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: gay, couples, family relations, love and romance, love triangle, older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, father son relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, thirtysomething life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, 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 ⇓
65%
 6.7
 10K
4th Man Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Adam is your average working-class guy living in small-town America. He's an auto mechanic who spends his free time with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortu, with whom he does everything—poker, video games, shooting hoops, ...
Style: talky, light, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gay, coming out, friendship, dating, relationships, prejudice, women, fall in love, loneliness, family, happy ending, gay slur ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Geography Club (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club a as a discrete way to share their feelings and experiences.
Style: witty, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: closeted homosexual, gay teenager, gay, sexual orientation, coming of age, high school, teenage sexuality, friendship, coming out, teenage life, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, adoption, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 520
Die Beautiful (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant. Her last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake.
Style: lgbt cinema, humorous, unusual plot structure, psychological, light ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, lgbt, friendship between men, transsexual, brother sister relationship, friend, adopted daughter, gay slur, father son relationship, gay lead character, funeral ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, gender, society, coming out, brother brother relationship, family vacation, gay, brother brother conflict, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 3K
Dean (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A freelance illustrator in New York suffers a quarter-life crisis and leaves his home for the west coast.
Style: romantic, humorous, disturbing, semi autobiographical
Plot: father son relationship, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drawing, break up, death, death of wife, breakup, friendship, death of mother, grief, internet dating ...
Place: los angeles, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 93
Ranchlands (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The story of a spiritually scarred man whose life changes forever when he must return to his estranged family to help care for a brother who is suffering from brain cancer. With the help of a spiritually enlightened caregiver, he faces the demons of ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: gay, lgbt, cancer, romance, family secret, gay lead character, brother brother relationship, gay slur, parent child relationship, male homosexuality, mystery, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Month of Sundays (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, psychological, light, feel good
Plot: real estate agent, midlife crisis, friendship, old house, australian, family relations, father son relationship, escapades, mother son relationship, death of mother, reincarnation, society ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.6
 323K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, patient, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: TURTLE HILL, BROOKLYN is a funny, sincere, slice of life about a couple just trying to figure it out. Mateo and Will invite their friends over for Will's 30th birthday. After a few surprise visitors, they get through the day, but realize that ...
Style: entertaining, touching, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: gay relationship, friendship, friend, birthday party, gay couple, gay interest, group of friends, coming out, gay lead character, gay, gay latino, birthday ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 440
Leather (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Birch, a young man living in the Catskill Mountains, reunites with his childhood friend from the city, Andrew.
Style: touching, humorous, sexy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, childhood friend, male nudity, gay sex, gay relationship, love and romance, gay couple, love affair, family relations, lgbt, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 11K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, childbirth, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child birth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gender, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, alcohol abuse, single parent, hopes, redemption, family relations, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Everything is Free (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Ivan's old college roommate comes to visit him in Columbia, he brings his brother and a whole lot of romantic complications.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, summer romance, romance, secret love, lgbt, best friends, love, gay love, love and romance, brothers, gay, beach ...
Place: los angeles, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%