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Sparkles Tavern (1985)
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Sparkles Tavern (1985)
Original name: Sparkle's Tavern
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister who run a bordello worry that their conservative mother will find out what they do for a living. But all of their worlds are rocked when a mysterious magic man unexpectedly arrives at their mother's door.
Plot: gay, magic, cowboy, fight, desire, family relations, mother daughter relationship, oral sex, orgasm, blackmail, father son relationship, bar fight, bar brawl, singing, bar

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, gay, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship and lgbt mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Sparkles Tavern: Speech & Debate (2017), Helicopter Mom (2014), Sex, Death and Bowling (2015), My Brother's Shoes (2015), Love and Something Like It (2022). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Speech & Debate (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Style: psychological, captivating, melancholic, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, high school student, teenager, competition, 18 year old, teen angst, teenage boy, teenage girl, high school, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portland oregon
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Helicopter Mom (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool, in fact, that she outs him to the entire school.
Style: funny, captivating, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, humiliation, domineering mother, parents and children, mother son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, kids and family, relationships, con trick, family relations ...
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Sex, Death and Bowling (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers separated by one continent and two decades reunite when one of them becomes sick with cancer.
Style: humorous, sincere, light, contemplative
Plot: gay, father son relationship, uncle nephew relationship, brother brother relationship, bowling, child protagonist, competition, family relations, coming of age, youth, bullying, flashback ...
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My Brother's Shoes (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: My Brother's Shoes - one zany comedy when brothers - one gay and one straight - magically switch places! A full feature film production of R&R Stage and Screen, LLC. Family is everything - but just how far will these two brothers go?
Style: light, funny, captivating, humorous, entertaining
Plot: gay, body swapping, brother brother relationship, brothers, problem solving, family relations, brother, new life, business, relationships, money problems, relationship problems ...
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Love and Something Like It (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Dan tragically loses his loving wife while only in his late 50s, then goes through the dilemma of finding "true love" again. It's a challenging journey, but he soon learns his life will change in ways he wasn't prepared for, with ...
Plot: cowboy, dating, father son relationship, waitress, sex, dominatrix, government agency, car salesman, bar
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Reach (2018)
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano, is planning on killing himself. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven's plans are sidetracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, touching ...
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Sleeping Beauty (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the kingdom of Letonia, the young prince Égon spends his nights playing the drums. During the day, he only has one thing on his mind: finding Sleeping Beauty in the kingdom of Kentz and breaking the spell over her. But his father, the king, ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, fairy tale
Plot: sleeping beauty, princess, kingdom, fairy, castle, legend, magic, royal family, magical, king, fictional kingdom, save the kingdom ...
Time: year 2000, year 1900
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Harvey (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. All's well until Elwood's social-climbing sister, Veta, and ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
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The Young, the Gay and the Restless (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An aging, wealthy diva, Ms. Victoria Gaylord, in her late 50's learns that she has a mysterious illness and will soon be dead. Her family, friends, and entourage gather at her fabulous estate to assist her during this time of ill health. Some ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Delivering Milo (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, captivating, offbeat
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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Hunky Dory (2016)
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Duration: 88 min.
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: father son relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, death, husband wife relationship, love, family relations, long lost daughter, terminal illness, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, letter ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 82 min.
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Country: USA
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44%
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