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
Plot: plastic surgery, follow your dream, terminal illness, unrequited love, orphan, unhappy marriage, adult as child, homeless woman, teen romance, female director, unlikely friendships, teenager, female nudity, teenage girl, teenage boy, breasts, father son conflict, large breasts, audition, performance, hugging, small breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), deep cleavage
Place: moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friendship, family relations, terminal illness, life philosophy, destiny, life is a bitch and unfulfillment 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, classmate classmate relationship, school, teenager, disabled person, love, vandalism, humiliation, lie, ambition, female protagonist, friendship ...
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68%
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Sweet Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
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: uplifting, light, funny, inspirational, intense
Plot: infidelity, sex scene, cheating wife, couple relations, casual sex, friendship, seduction, stripper, fall in love, love, extramarital affair, female nudity ...
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83%
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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: light, captivating, humorous, romantic
Plot: love, infidelity, betrayal, sex, life philosophy, rivalry, friendship, couple relations, female director, multiple storylines, cmnf, nipples ...
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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
Plot: ballet, ballet school, dancing, teenage boy, dancer, desire for fame, teenage life, longing, direction and purpose, teenager, artist, father and son ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: moscow russia, russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.2
 654
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: agent, dying, estrangement, couples, family relations, family problems, terminal illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment, prostitute, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, coping, life is a bitch, women, destiny, doctor, human spirit, breast cancer, strong female presence, newlyweds, unfulfillment, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, character study, loneliness, human spirit, cerebral palsy, love triangle, friends, life philosophy, broken heart ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 13K
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: suspense, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, society, dishonesty, violence, corruption, rebellion, small town, russian, moral dilemma, courage, apartment building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, uplifting, feel good, sincere, touching
Plot: nouveau riche, father son conflict, heart disease, teenage boy, friendship between men, male friendship, ambulance, father son relationship, drunk driving, birthday, punishment, hospital ...
Place: berlin germany, munich germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: emotional, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teen angst, adolescence, teenagers, high school, best friend, teen romance, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, relationship vs career, eccentric family, couples, family problems, family relations, human nature, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 909
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: touching, humorous, inspirational, captivating, light ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, family tradition, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ 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, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 843
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: romance, first love, young love, friendship, coming of age, love, true love, teenage love, unrequited love, friendship between teens, teenage girl, friendship between girls ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 16K
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: touching, psychological, captivating, funny, semi serious
Plot: friends, tv show, first kiss, police, underground bunker, adaptation, new life, filmmaking, movie making, costumed hero, isolation, adult as child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, family relations, adoption, parents and children, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.8
 62K
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, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 296
In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, terminal illness, unfulfillment, fighting illness, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.
Style: realistic, feel good, stylized, inspirational, uplifting
Plot: rap, hip hop, follow your dream, female protagonist, musician's life, music business, best friends, career, second chance, dream, ambition, hip hop culture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 3K
Mermaid (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, humorous, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, wish come true, family relations, solar eclipse, fall in love, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, bittersweet, air disaster, couples, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, black sea
⇓ 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: funny, feel good, touching, sentimental, inspirational
Plot: single father, parenting, terminal illness, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, stuntman, absent mother, single parent, childhood, child custody, abandoned by mother, learning the truth ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, humorous, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, narcolepsy, road trip, friendship, disorder, last wish, tragedy, odd couple, life philosophy, patient, barefoot male, illness ...
⇓ 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: uplifting, touching, sincere, feel good, sweet
Plot: comedian, first love, schoolboy, duck, puberty, unrequited love, social relations, crush, boy, shyness, unfulfilled love, teenage love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, workplace situations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, actress, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 1K
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: friendship, introspection, on the run, orphan, on the road, life is a bitch, terminal illness, doctors and patients, hospital, inventions and discoveries
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 47
Perfection (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kristabelle, still living with her Mother cuts herself to feel alive. Her Mother, addicted to plastic surgery also cuts herself trying to maintain her youth. Through the help of a pot smoking young lover, a newly sober British stand up comic and ...
Plot: female director, cut, plastic surgery, cutting, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 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, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, couples, working class, looking for love, boss and employee, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment, dull life, restaurant, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 116K
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: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, male friendship, supportive friend, human nature, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%