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Please Stand By (2017)
 6.7
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, runaway, manuscript, road trip, star trek, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, search, pet dog, life philosophy, danger, imagination, storytelling, kindness, police officer, invented language, outer space, dog, money, motorcycle, on the road, young woman, photographer, computer, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, oakland california

Most similar movies to Please Stand By

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about friendship, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, husband wife relationship and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Please Stand By: The Road Within (2014), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Rain Man (1988), Pieces of April (2003), Around the Bend (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, mental illness, friendship, physical appearance, love and romance, friends, social misfits, escapades, dealing with death, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, beauty pageant, heroin, road trip, businessman, homosexual, journey, teacher, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, cross country, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.0
 437K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, redemption, road trip, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frustration ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, texas, usa, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pieces of April (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: touching, talky, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, marijuana, thanksgiving, road trip, on the road, reconciliation, illness, holiday, family, family gatherings, grandparent and grandchild, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, bus, on the road, van, estrangement, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, dealing with death, separated, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 13K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, aging, lesbian, road trip, on the road, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family relations, introspection, grandparent grandchild relationship, pregnancy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family relations, parents and children, single parent, salesman, protective parent, parent child relationship, overprotective mother, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, secret, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, estrangement, train ride, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 18K
Hick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pistol-packing teen meets an unstable rebel and a cocaine-snorting drifter as she hitchhikes her way out West.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, hitchhiker, child abandonment, teenage life, youth, self discovery, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, teenage runaway, teenage girl, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, gender, partners, couples, unlikely criminals, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, san diego california, pakistan, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 3K
Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, high school, friendship, youth, society, misfit, urban ghetto, social relations, power relations, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Leaving Normal (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A female buddy story in which Meg Tilly plays a child-like 20-something who has just walked out on her abusive husband. Darly (Christine Lahti) is fleeing a life as a waitress and stripper and is on her way to Alaska to claim a home and family she ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, buddy, female protagonist, human nature, buddies, couples, looking for love, love and romance, friends, down on your luck, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, wyoming, usa, canada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: touching, tragicomedy, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, jewish, journey, collector, search, on the road, friendship, holocaust, anti semitism, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, misfit, friendship, disability, best friends, friends, road trip, revolver, police car, police station, sister sister relationship, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, coming of age, on the run, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, starting over, human nature, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, missouri, louisiana, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 5K
Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: hitchhiker, nanny, mental illness, anti conformity, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family relations, suburbs, teenage life, family problems, family life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 56K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, party, audition, dysfunctional family, family values, self discovery, couple relations, wedding, family secret, law firm, job seeking, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 462K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, social relations, adoption, small town life, youth, abortion, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, love and romance, human nature, youth, teenage life, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, wisconsin, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, vacation, summer, shyness, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, party, job, bicycle, neighbor, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, culture clash, rebellion, unsupportive parent, parents and children, youth, workplace, factory worker, human nature, urban, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 8K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, basketball, artist, birthday, confession, self discovery, coma, parents and children, love and romance, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: new york, europe, usa, france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 5K
Flower (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to ...
Style: suspense, mumblecore, touching
Plot: teenage boy, murder, prison, chase, teenage girl, high school, single mother, child molestation, taking a photograph, blood stain, motel, police car ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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.
Plot: road trip, competition, credit card, debate, tv reporter, mirror, gay, high school, motel room, teenage boy, teenage girl, dancer ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 2K
Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her two best friends and sets off in a vintage ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, hitchhiker, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children, friends, golden years, couple relations, best friends, human nature, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, nevada, idaho, usa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, suicide, makeover, theft, dignity, cinderella story, small town, social awkwardness, misfit, understanding, hopes, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 32K
Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: parents and children, singleness, love and romance, college, adoption, mentor, male female relationship, relationships, teacher student relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 44K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, stranger, adventure, hopes, nothing goes right, art, jazz musician, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 4K
Miss Stevens (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school English teacher becomes a weekend chaperone for three students at a drama competition.
Plot: road trip, teacher, student, older woman younger man relationship, mirror, actress, urination, car, grandmother granddaughter relationship, crying woman, notebook, backpack ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%