Movies like The Good Heart

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The Good Heart (2009)
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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: homeless, friendship, bar, profanity, friends, misfit, drifter, social misfits, redemption, alcohol abuse, elderly, human nature, loneliness, compassion, hospital, heart attack, life is a bitch, society, workplace, temperamental, golden years, power relations, suicide attempt, christmas, young woman ...
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 serious films with plots about friendship, friends, misfit, redemption, society, human nature and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Good Heart: Virgin Mountain (2015), Everything's Jake (2000), Being Flynn (2012), Happy Hour (2003), Looking for Miguel (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, society, misfit, dull life, life turned upside down, depression, flower shop, world, milk, headphones, airport, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, survival, social misfits, injustice, society, working the system, homelessness, street life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, down on your luck, parents and children, poet, misfit, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 371
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, love affair, going straight, lifestyle, redemption, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness, looking for love, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, sincere, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, life turned upside down, starting over, social relations, life is a bitch, hopes, memory loss, redemption, society, social differences, friendship, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, gloomy, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, drinking, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, couples, self discovery, unemployment, mechanic, dull life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, buddies, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, family problems, couples, addiction, parents and children, down on your luck, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, dwarf, inheritance, lifestyle, human nature, misfit, antisocial behavior, social misfits, unlikely friendships, small town, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, working class, job seeking, self esteem, bar, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, breaking point, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, galicia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, mentally unstable, social misfits, confined, crimes, misfit, profanity, bittersweet, vengeance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, paralysis, surgery, paramedic, public health, terminal illness, health situation, fighting illness, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, alcohol abuse, hopes, redemption, vacation, family relations, single parent, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
You Wont Miss Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: misfit, introspection, mentally unstable, social misfits, unfulfillment, alienation, society, friendship, urban, love and romance, looking for love, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, estrangement, family problems, social misfits, couple relations, friendship, human nature, coast, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: human nature, power relations, dysfunctional family, youth, hotel, life is a bitch, family problems, misfit, male female relationship, friendship between men, mother son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, drugs/alcohol, human nature, introspection, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, homeless, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, neighbor, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, disability, friends, road trip, self discovery, couples, misfit, best friends, neighbor, car accident, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Pretty Ugly People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The grass might not be as green as one might think on the other side of obesity. Pretty Ugly People takes a wickedly comedic look at body image, self-loathing and sex within a group of estranged friends in their mid-30s. Lucy was obese her entire ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Plot: human nature, best friends, curses spells and rituals, friends, estrangement, college, friendship, betrayal, reunion, triangle, gays and lesbians, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, starting over, lifestyle, writer's life, cross dressing, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, misfit, father son relationship, eccentricity, rudeness, aunt nephew relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, florida, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 277
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, couples, friendship, estrangement, lifestyle, friends, golden years, unfulfillment, aging, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, elderly, bittersweet, golden years, friends, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, romance, youth, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 18K
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, imaginary friend, writers, midlife crisis, coming of age, imaginary character, teenage life, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 532
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, urban, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Digging for Fire (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tim and Lee are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood Hills is complicated by Tim's discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun in the yard. Tim is excited by the idea of a mystery, but Lee doesn't ...
Style: realistic, sincere, talky, serious, mumblecore
Plot: clothed male naked male, escapades, couple relations, friendship, couples, undressing, husband wife relationship, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), barefoot male, shovel, nude swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, misfit, social misfits, disability, society, heroes, freak, youth, orphan, best friends, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 211K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, unlikely friendships, mentor, workplace situations, elderly, fashion, family, intern, office, prejudice, golden years, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, human spirit, life is a bitch, working class, fighting the system, society, workplace intrigue, workplace, small town, corporate crimes, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%