Movies like The Good Heart

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The Good Heart (2009)
 6.9
 4K
The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a homeless young man who has already given up on life. Determined to keep his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women. Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April (Isild Le Besco) shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: friendship, bar, friends, misfit, homeless, drifter, social misfits, redemption, alcohol abuse, elderly, human nature, loneliness, compassion, hospital, heart attack, life is a bitch, society, workplace, golden years, power relations, temperamental, suicide attempt, christmas, young woman, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Good Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and sentimental films with plots about friendship, friends, redemption, misfit, society, social misfits and human nature mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Good Heart: Happy Hour (2003), Virgin Mountain (2015), Ironweed (1987), Being Flynn (2012), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, writer's life, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, human nature, addiction, terminal illness, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Virgin Mountain (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Like a young bird yet to find the courage to lift its wings, Fúsi (43) lives alone with his mother, where they've always lived.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, offbeat
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, dull life, misfit, world, society, bachelor, pyramid, doll, anal sex, storm, milk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, best friends, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 16K
Being Flynn (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, life is a bitch, social misfits, estrangement, family relations, misfit, parents and children, down on your luck, poet, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, hopes, alcohol abuse, family relations, redemption, single parent, vacation, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 13K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: bar, drinking, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, self discovery, alcohol abuse, human nature, misfit, society, mechanic, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: breakup, single parent, dysfunctional family, addiction, redemption, visitation rights, family relations, society, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, marital problem, addiction, midlife crisis, alcohol abuse, age difference, life is a bitch, hopes, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: realistic, touching, bleak, serious, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, redemption, human nature, starting over, urban, misfit, social differences, society, rich and poor, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, small town, depression, suicide attempt, artist, grief, marijuana, divorce, humiliation, anger, inheritance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, human nature, introspection, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: sincere, humorous, melancholic, depressing, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, parents and children, human nature, homeless, teenage life, urban, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Extra Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, writer's life, starting over, lifestyle, cross dressing, misfit, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, father son relationship, rudeness, aunt nephew relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, florida, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, working class, unemployment, job seeking, self esteem, shipyard, bar, ship, destiny, redemption, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, seaport, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 1K
The Motel (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: kids in trouble, power relations, hotel, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, social misfits, family problems, youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, road trip, on the road, friendship, mental illness, obsessive quest, social misfits, escapades, misfit, society, first love, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, survival, injustice, lifestyle, urban, society, working the system, death of son ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous
Plot: kidnapping, vengeful fired employee, hopes, obnoxious boss, confined, social misfits, crimes, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, friends, life turned upside down, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, golden years, couple relations, elderly, parents and children, couples, friends, family relations, old age, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 9K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, freak, teachers and students, mentor, unlikely friendships, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Own Love Song (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound singer and her best friend embark on a roadtrip to Memphis.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, misfit, best friends, friends, disability, friendship, full moon, pet dog, tattoo, birthday party, police arrest, gunshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, misfit, social misfits, disability, knight, heroes, society, best friends, orphan, freak, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 19K
Le Havre (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: refugee, poverty, friendship, human spirit, elderly, social misfits, bohemian life, misfit, society, goodhearted, on the run, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009
Place: seaport, france, europe, normandy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.2
 702
Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, suicide, domestic violence, rape victim ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 4K
On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, romance, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, imaginary friend, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, going straight, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, friends, innocence lost, buddies, partners, betrayal, high school ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 32K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: intellectual, sentimental, clever, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: friendship, abortion, christmas, smoking, redemption, parents and children, photographer, friends, loss of spouse, social problems, family relations, holiday ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 514
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, americana, human nature, urban, misfit, society, self discovery, workplace, workplace situations, romance, unfulfilled love, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 118
To Find a Man (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boarding-school girl (Pamela Sue Martin) comes home pregnant and asks the boy (Darren O'Connor) next door for help getting an abortion.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, teenage pregnancy, boarding school, school, battles, friends, family relations, society, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%