Movies like The Star 2014

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The Star (2014)
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The Star (2014)
Original name: Звезда
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three different persons, three different lives are connected in a mysterious way. 15 year old teenager suffering of misunderstanding, his glamorous and arrogant stepmother and the young untalented but full of optimism actress. Their destinies aren’t predetermined and their lives are very fragile.
Style: touching, uplifting, funny, ambiguous ending, anthology
Plot: plastic surgery, follow your dream, terminal illness, unrequited love, orphan, adult as child, unhappy marriage, homeless woman, teen romance, unlikely friendships, teenager, female nudity, teenage girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage boy, hugging, audition, performance, father son conflict, breasts, large breasts, small breasts, deep cleavage, female director
Place: moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and emotional films with plots about friendship, terminal illness, life philosophy, family relations, teenager, relationships and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Star: Corrections Class (2014), Sweet Life (2014), About Love (2015), My Dad Baryshnikov (2011), Tribute (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Corrections Class (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order ...
Style: lyrical, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, teenager, school, classmate classmate relationship, love, disabled person, friendship, handicapped, political persecution, lie, ambition, female protagonist ...
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68%
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Sweet Life (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A single mother from Perm, by the will of fate, finds herself in the capital of Russia, where she makes significant changes to the well-established life of six successful 30-year-old Muscovites.
Style: light, funny, inspirational, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, sex scene, cheating wife, casual sex, seduction, friendship, fall in love, love, stripper, roommate, female nudity ...
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83%
 6.3
 946
About Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: What is love? The heroes of the film try to answer this question. A series of the most different characters and their stories are woven together. Small stories about various things, all about love: a young pair who prefer to live through images of ...
Style: romantic, psychological, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: sex, love, infidelity, betrayal, multiple storylines, couple relations, life philosophy, friendship, rivalry, love affair, love and romance, romantic relationship ...
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My Dad Baryshnikov (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Moscow, 1986, the heat of Perestroika. Borya is an average clumsy teenager who is miraculously admitted to the legendary Bolshoi Ballet School. The boy is convinced that he will become a ballet dancer like his father, Mikhail Baryshnikov. But is ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: ballet school, ballet, dancer, teenage boy, dancing, direction and purpose, longing, teenage life, desire for fame, father and son, artist, teenager ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: moscow russia, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.2
 751
Tribute (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, agent, dying, aging, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, prostitute, couples, estrangement, family problems, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
This Crazy Heart (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When 30-ish rich kid Lenny has to take care of 15-year-old David, who’s suffering from heart disease, it’s the beginning of a wild adventure. Lenny fearlessly breaks all the rules to fulfill his young friend’s every wish.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, feel good, touching
Plot: nouveau riche, heart disease, father son conflict, father son relationship, ambulance, birthday, teenage boy, friendship between men, female doctor, hospital, punishment, worried mother ...
Place: berlin germany, munich germany, germany
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36%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, underdog, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 14K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: fighting the system, russian, injustice, apartment building, violence, rebellion, courage, society, corruption, small town, tragedy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.1
 974
Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, inspirational, light ...
Plot: parents and children, follow your dream, unsupportive parent, family tradition, lifestyle, family business, family relations, hopes, workplace, against the odds, stand up comedian, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: father son relationship, doctors, aging, hospital, family bonds, hopes, parents and children, family life, terminal illness, redemption, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, touching, dramatic, sad ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, character study, cerebral palsy, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, handicapped, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 996
Summer Night (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a small town, a young, tight-knit group of friends fall in and out of love over the course of one intoxicating, music-filled summer night.
Audience: teens
Plot: first love, teenager, romance, young love, friendship, love, friendship between teens, romantic friendship, true love, teenage girl, teen romance, friendship between girls ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 17K
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Style: funny, touching, psychological, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: friends, filmmaking, tv show, adaptation, new life, police, happy ending, isolation, parents and children, adult as child, underground bunker, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 1K
Five (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: coping, terminal illness, life is a bitch, women, destiny, human spirit, doctor, breast cancer, unfulfillment, newlyweds, strong female presence, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, terminal illness, cancer, friendship, dying, coming of age, adolescence, leukemia, friends, school, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 68K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, sad, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, custody, women, parents and children, cancer, remarry, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, rebellious daughter, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: witty, emotional, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenager, high school, adolescence, teen angst, coming of age, teen romance, best friend, teenage girl, female protagonist, friendship, teacher, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 5K
The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: circus, follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, parents and children, on the road, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Most Beautiful Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The quirky, overambitious pianist Andi (33) and the more laid back and relaxed Benno (36) have just one thing in common: They will both die soon. So the two of them decide after some trouble at the hospice, to have the most awesome day before its ...
Style: sweet, psychological, humorous, light, touching ...
Plot: road trip, terminal illness, narcolepsy, friendship, disorder, last wish, patient, life philosophy, odd couple, tragedy, friendship between men, friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Little Comedian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tock, heir to a long line of comedians has a problem. He is not funny. Constantly upstage by his younger sister, he falls in love with a dermatologist who incidentally is the only one who finds him funny.
Style: sweet, uplifting, sincere, feel good, touching
Plot: first love, comedian, schoolboy, social relations, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, father son relationship, fall in love, shyness, multiple perspectives, boy, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Two Is a Family (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.
Style: feel good, funny, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: single father, parenting, father daughter relationship, terminal illness, abandoned by mother, parent child relationship, stuntman, absent mother, learning the truth, childhood, child custody, single parent ...
Place: africa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Beautiful Person (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the wake of her mother's tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student ...
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, date night
Plot: male teacher female student affair, high school, coming of age, forbidden love, teachers and students, romance, lifestyle, teacher student relationship, fall in love, teacher student romance, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 2K
Cas & Dylan (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: on the run, friendship, introspection, on the road, orphan, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hospital, doctors and patients, inventions and discoveries
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Tapas Bar (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a Spanish tapas bar and the love lives of the loosely interconnected people in the neighborhood surrounding the bar. The pairs of lovers include a middle aged woman and a young man; an elderly, drug dealing woman and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, couples, looking for love, working class, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boss and employee, food, death, age difference, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, depressing, sentimental, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, unlikely friendships, disability, handicapped, friendship, caregiver, justice, honest, tragedy, coming of age, abandoned by father, redemption ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, surreal, talky, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, friendship, unlikely friendships, neighbor, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, gangsters, women, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 119K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, intense ...
Plot: terminal illness, loneliness, comedian, cancer, character study, sarcasm, destiny, dark humor, redemption, midlife crisis, life philosophy, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 8K
Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: gay, friendship, terminal illness, drug addiction, loneliness, life is a bitch, human nature, gays and lesbians, introspection, drug dealing, unfulfillment, cancer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, canada, new jersey, europe, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teenage angst, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, teen romance, innocence lost, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 317
The Dream Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: JB suffers from a heart malformation .He falsifies his medical file ,so that he can enter a top athlete training center.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, humorous, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, friendship, sport, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, hopes, social relations, youth, friends, boarding school, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%