Movies like Flanagan

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Flanagan (1985)
 6.4
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Flanagan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Aging New York cabbie Flanagan still has hopes of making it as a stage actor. He can recite any Shakespeare sonnet and is facile with accents, but he can't land an agent or a job. During the course of one summing-it-all-up day, he drives his cab around the city dealing with fare evaders, an insolent stage manager determined to keep him from auditioning for his choice director, his estranged wife who has a new lover, his mistress who seems awfully close to her "drawing teacher", and two teenage sons whose bright visions of the future don't seem to include jobs. If he can only cope with all the annoyances of this day, maybe he can deal with the limitations in his abilities and his future.
Plot: mistress, taxi driver, father son relationship, director, ex wife, accent
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about father son relationship, couples, love and romance, love, writers, loneliness and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Flanagan: You're a Big Boy Now (1966), She's the One (1996), Taxi (2015), Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), Manhattan (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bernard Chanticleer's father gives him two simple words of advice: "Grow up." Bernard knows that his first step is to find a girl who's "willing," but he passes up a sure thing, Amy Partlett, for a more elusive goal. ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: library, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, romance, city life, adult virgin, family relations, nagging and grouching, drugs/alcohol, men hatred ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 16K
She's the One (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 443
Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hamburg, mid 80s, Alex is a cabby. The sound is hard, pubs are dark and loud, people constantly argue about anything and everything, people smoke all the time, and not just cigarettes. Alex wants love and freedom and sleeps with Dietrich. It's ...
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, strong female lead, strong female character, nightlife
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Unassuming and single thirty-three year old Tillie Shlain is at that phase of her life of being known as a soon to be spinster if she doesn't marry soon. She isn't looking forward to meeting the latest in a long string of blind dates, his ...
Style: semi serious, touching, contemplative, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, breakup, leukemia, death of son, hospital, marriage, nurse, gender, battle of the sexes, family problems, couples, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.9
 129K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Someone to Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During a party at movie director Danny's home, a group of friends and actors people are reunited to converse about love and relationship. Orson Welles is the "judge" of these conversations.
Plot: loneliness, director, actress, interview, party, brother brother relationship, theater, hollywood
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
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The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.
Style: feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bar, friendship, filmmaking, satire, taxi, voyeurism, ambition, underdog, romance, desire for fame, singleness, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 92
Little Vegas (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Quirky serio-comedy about the unusual residents of a desert trailer park that mobsters want to turn into a gambling mecca.
Plot: sibling relationship, mob, father son relationship, trailer park, widow, theme park, brother brother relationship
Place: new jersey, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel) comes to her defense from ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hotel, concierge, deception, mistress, romance, betrayal, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, rise to the top, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: new york, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: politics, journalist, society, courtroom, interracial relations, media, legal action, crimes, satire, yuppie, stock broker, wall street ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 14K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 123
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 3K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 354
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman forces a man to move forward with his life after his wife dumps him.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 2K
Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, melancholic, sweet, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, couples, writer's life, friendship, relationships, african american, singer, missing child, lost child, thirtysomething life, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 459
Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, small town, single parent, homecoming, couples, lifestyle, misfit, fish out of water, love and romance, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 87K
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: father son relationship, coming out, gay father, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, year 1971, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 7K
Dedication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: cynical, psychological, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 17K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: dark humor, bleak, cynical, rough, witty ...
Plot: maid, high school, celebrity, exploitation, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, filmmaking, family problems, suburbs, family life, strong sexual content, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, colombia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: gangsters, race against time, gambling, investigation, couples, murder, couple relations, crimes, crime, new year's eve, bloodhound, dog ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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