Movies like Fresh Air 1999

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Fresh Air (1999)
 5.4
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Fresh Air
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fresh Air, which focuses on ordinary moments of everyday life, is an original hybrid of urban comedy and kitchen-sink drama. It is also a realistic depiction of relationships among lovers, friends, and family in the multi-cultural environment of a big city. The protagonists are three thirty-something housemates with artistic aspirations.
Plot: commitment, philosophy, aspiring musician, art school, magazine, ambition, anxiety
Place: sydney australia
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How Not to Disappear Completely
Drama, Romance
UK
74 min.
 8.8
Songs from the Second Floor
Comedy, Drama
Sweden, Norway, Denmark
98 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, ambition, father son relationship, dialogue, drinking, storytelling and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Fresh Air: A Silent Agreement (2017), Running on Empty (1982), Sunset Strip (2000), Committed (2000), Songs from the Second Floor (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Silent Agreement
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Reuben, a sensitive writer, grapples with a speech impediment as his boyfriend, Derek, a profoundly deaf Human Rights activist, provides strategies to restore his confidence and communication skills. When Reuben approaches an over-the-hill film ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: apathy, cerebral palsy, troubled past, femininity, helplessness, conflict, middle aged, mistrust, ego, stress, honesty, custom ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Running on Empty
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mike loves his fast cars and his hot women. When he fancies the girlfriend of the local street racing king, Fox, he gets way in over his head in racing for his girl, his money and his life. Through racing, sex, nightclubs and small road trips the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: love triangle, car chase, factory, rivalry, gangsters, contests and competitions, wooing, speed, ambition, love and romance, sport, racing ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Sunset Strip
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, strong sexual content, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, musician, artists and showbiz, actor's life, music band, musician's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   75%
 
 5.2
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Committed
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her husband, Carl, suddenly leaves, Joline travels from New York to Texas to track him down. Although Joline tries to remain upbeat, she is discouraged when she discovers that Carl already has a new girlfriend, the lovely Carmen. Familiarizing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, obsession, marriage, human nature, on the road, midlife crisis, self discovery, adultery, couple relations, life philosophy, love triangle, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, new york, usa, new jersey
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    User:   73%
 
Songs from the Second Floor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet C├ęsar Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, semi serious, absurd ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, loneliness, swedish, poetry, traffic jam, guilt, save the world, poet, existentialism, human nature, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, russia
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Strictly Ballroom
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: stylized, humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, dance, transformation, competition, dancer's life, dancing, love story, underdog, australian, against the rules, ballroom dancing, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   59%
 
 7.1
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Starstruck
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: australian, dancing, music band, music, working class, musician's life, rock, hotel, underdog, dance, contests and competitions, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
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 6.7
 12K
With Honors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, homeless, coming of age, life, mentor, destiny, college life, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, redemption, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
Better Than Sex
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a one-night stand a couple is faced with the terrifying possibility of what they really want.
Style: sexual, talky, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, romance, couple relations, pornography, relationships, looking for sex, love affair, obsession, life philosophy, male nudity, sexualized violence, sexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, england, europe, london, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
 7.6
 13K
Elling
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, drinking, hospital, poetry, mental institution, storytelling, unlikely friendships, loneliness, psychiatry, disability, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south pole, oslo norway, bosnia, cambodia, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
 6.9
 8K
Mumford
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, depression, psychology, hidden identity, drinking, friendship, eccentricity, starting over, psychiatry, dialogue, redemption, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 7.8
 60K
Happiness
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rape, sexual abuse, obsession, loneliness, child abuse, depression, sex, strong sexual content, siblings relations, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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Heartbreak High
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, drugs/alcohol, buddies, hardcase students, suburbs, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, ambition, teenager, youth, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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    User:   48%
 
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Bootmen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sean Odkin loves to dance much to his fathers distain. When the woman he loves cannot return his love Sean goes in search of the only thing that can make him whole again and that is dancing.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, dance, dancer's life, follow your dream, murder, love triangle, siblings relations, first contact, working class, australian, parallel universe, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: australia, new jersey, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
 7.0
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Igby Goes Down
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, witty, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, addiction, depression, storytelling, drinking, cancer, heavy metal, parents and children, adolescence, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
Paperback Hero
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a 'man's man' in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment, he needs a name, a woman's name - and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, comedy of errors, best friends, love triangle, hidden identity, small town, friendship, wilderness, fall in love, love and romance, novelist, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
The Life of David Gale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, death penalty, investigation, death, guilt, suicide, rape, death row, lawyer, conspiracy, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, mexico ...
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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Modern Love
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Modern relationships are examined in this comedy drama.
Plot: pressure, real life mother and daughter playing mother and daughter, family life, commitment, father in law son in law relationship, birthday party, skepticism, childbirth, military officer, panic, pregnancy, secretary ...
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Kill Your Friends
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.
Style: dark humor
Plot: murder, magazine, killer, music, united kingdom, girl group, vegan, cocaine, blackmail, dismemberment, criminal as protagonist, drinking champagne ...
Time: 1990s, year 1981, year 1996, year 1983
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
Dating the Enemy
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: switching roles, strong sexual content, gender, romance, couples, disorder, hidden identity, battle of the sexes, journalist, introspection, couple relations, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
The Marc Pease Experience
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, high school, desire for fame, love triangle, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, ambition, love and romance, youth, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, suicide, teenager, friendship, adolescence, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, mentor, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
The Night We Called It a Day
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: oldies, romance, musician's life, music, underdog, rise and fall, celebrity culture, ambition, artists and showbiz, journalism, head of state, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
Art School Confidential
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: clever, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, artist, drinking, art, gay, college, coming of age, obsession, ambition, mentor, creativity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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Silent Partner
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two friends train a greyhound together.
Plot: bet, partner, alcoholic, gambling, drug use, money, dog
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
 37K
Ugly Betty
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion. With the help of her proud yet far-from-glamorous family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big dreams and deal with ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, boss and employee, fish out of water, physical appearance, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, misfit, power relations, obnoxious boss, womanizer, latinx lead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
The Invention of Lying
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, funny ...
Plot: religion, alternate reality, atheism, genetics, storytelling, innocence lost, farce, philosophy, end of the world, god, dishonesty, alone in the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 

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Wittgenstein
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prodigy, gays and lesbians, school, writer's life, society, gay, tragic love, royal family, ambition, gender, cambridge university, philosopher ...
Time: 20th century, year 1919
Place: england, manchester, russia, soviet union, norway ...
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 6.0
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Mullet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, small town, family relations, prodigy, starting over, parents and children, homecoming, eccentric family, small town life, family life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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