Movies like The Hero

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The Hero (2017)
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The Hero (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: cancer, actor, older man younger woman relationship, audition, divorced man, old man, dying, father daughter relationship, terminal illness, friendship, doctor, apology, marijuana, romance, loneliness, comedian, award, divorced father, estranged daughter, sex, lesbian, cowboy, money, food, female nudity ...
Place: los angeles

Most similar movies to The Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, melancholic and sincere films with plots about drinking alcohol, kiss, drinking, friendship, drink, telephone call and cell phone mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Hero: Love After Love (2017), James White (2015), Princess Cyd (2017), I'll See You in My Dreams (2015), Ordinary Love (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love After Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sixty-something mother and her two adult sons cope and move onward following the death of their larger-than-life father/husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: middle aged woman, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, writers, family relations, death of father, brother brother relationship, humiliation, dancing, microphone, hospital bed, champagne ...
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, friendship, terminal illness, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, self destructing, cancer, new life ...
Time: year 1983, year 2000, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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56%
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Princess Cyd (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at ...
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, novelist, bisexual girl, coming of age, sexual identity, summer vacation, lesbian couple, roommate, friendship, female protagonist, teenage girl ...
Time: year 1968, year 1992, 1990s, 1850s, 20th century ...
Place: chicago illinois, south carolina, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, golden years, friendship, widow, romance, dating, aging, love, love triangle, love and romance, elderly, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ordinary Love (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, love, hospital, cancer, romance, couples, love and romance, life philosophy, family relations, family, destiny, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Marjorie Prime (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A service which creates holographic projections of late family members allows an elderly woman to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: old woman, doctor, husband wife relationship, marriage, dead husband, aging, friendship, death, flash forward, future dystopia, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, future, year 1979
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52%
 6.7
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Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teacher student sex, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, older man younger woman sex, infidelity, love and romance, couples, danger, critic, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, breast cancer, femme fatale, promise, dying, lie, mother daughter relationship, doctor, theatre audience, cancer, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, los angeles, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, teenage life, adolescence, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 12K
The Meddler (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, sincere, captivating, exciting
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, friendship, loss of father, friend, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, wedding, party, father son relationship, female director ...
Time: year 1969
Place: los angeles, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
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Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, pregnancy, terminal illness, tragic hero, couples, family problems, best friends, hopes, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Face of Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couple relations, widow, physical appearance, couples, romance, secret, delusion, friendship, broken heart, art class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 316K
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: friendship, terminal illness, 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 ⇓
47%
 5.6
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The Humbling (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a breakdown and suicide attempt, an aging actor becomes involved with a much younger woman but soon finds that it's difficult to keep pace with her.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, tragicomedy, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, extramarital affair, actor, aging, life turned upside down, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love affair, husband wife relationship, infidelity, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, new england, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 9K
Gloria Bell (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sexy, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: middle aged man, middle aged woman, dysfunctional relationship, middle age romance, breakup, drinking alcohol, ex husband ex wife relationship, friendship, dating, break up, lie, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, year 1986
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 3K
The Lovers (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The separation of a long married couple goes awry when they fall for each other again.
Style: captivating, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: lovers, romance, lover, wife husband relationship, adultery, infidelity, love triangle, marriage, marital problem, secret, cheating wife, unfaithful wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 17K
The Misfits (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, fall in love, divorce, bull riding, romance, moral dilemma, human nature, couples, cowboy, bounty hunter, stripper, falling in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, california
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46%
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Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, protege, bohemian ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, europe, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, sincere ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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44%
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A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: falling in love, showbiz, singer, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, salesman, romance, fall in love, twentysomething life, dull life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, artist, depression, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, nebraska, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Paper Hearts (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Western drama directed by Rod McCall. Henry deserted his family years before, Henry (James Brolin) kicks up a storm when he shows up to see his youngest daughter before her wedding. He has ulterior motives, including a divorce from wife Jenny (Sally ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), wedding, introspection, profanity, couples, family problems, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, infidelity, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Comedian (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A look at the life of an aging insult comic.
Style: captivating, melancholic, light, comic
Plot: aging, comedian, insult, comedy club, comeback, jewish, brother brother relationship, jail, mother son incest, older man younger woman relationship, newlyweds, telephone ...
Time: year 1985
Place: africa, somalia, london, italy, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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All I Wish (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.
Style: romantic, feel good, romanticism, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: fashion designer, birthday party, surprise birthday party, birthday, birthday present, older man younger woman relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, elopement, mother daughter relationship, roommate, wedding, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: santa monica california, usa, california, las vegas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
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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, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, couple relations, singleness, dishonesty, loneliness, adultery, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, seattle, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
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Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, twists and turns ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, self fulfillment, fall in love, reunion, mentally unstable, love and romance, buddies, escape from reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%