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Please Stand By (2017)
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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, star trek, runaway, sister sister relationship, manuscript, road trip, self discovery, female protagonist, search, police officer, pet dog, contest, life philosophy, kindness, imagination, danger, storytelling, invented language, asperger's syndrome, car accident, traffic accident, dog, mars, money, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, california, oakland california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, friendship, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, runaway, husband wife relationship and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Please Stand By: Rain Man (1988), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), The Guilt Trip (2012), Lucky Them (2013), 10 Items or Less (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, runaway, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, greed, family relations, yuppie, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, usa, texas, missouri ...
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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, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, parenthood, beauty pageant, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, overprotective mother, single parent, family relations, salesman, parents and children, on the road, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, united states, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lucky Them (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine’s editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: journalism, on the road, media, filmmaking, rock, love and romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, road trip, musician, friendship, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, job interview, movie star, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, shopping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, road trip, lesbian, terminal illness, self discovery, on the road, female friendship, domestic violence, abusive boyfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, st. louis missouri, new york, los angeles, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, aging, abortion, on the road, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, teenager, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 58K
The Farewell (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: wedding, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, lie, female protagonist, chinese american, lung cancer, grandmother, family relations, family, life, family gatherings ...
Place: china, usa, japan, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, emotional, intense, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marijuana, thanksgiving, neighbor, road trip, reconciliation, holiday, eccentric family, reunion, parents and children, family feud, nothing goes right, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cooking, friendship, family, life philosophy, cook, storytelling, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, san diego california, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 61K
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, shopping, family values, lawyer, audition, self discovery, wedding, family relations, law firm, job seeking, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, captivating, semi serious, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, on the road, friendship, teenage runaway, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, child abandonment, coming of age, teenage rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Own Love Song (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, disability, friends, road trip, self discovery, couples, best friends, misfit, guitarist, toast, hurricane katrina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, buddy, female protagonist, road trip, on the road, down on your luck, looking for love, couple relations, human nature, strong female presence, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, wyoming, usa, canada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenagers, loneliness, teenager, shyness, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, family relations, parents and children, elderly, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, hitchhiker, road trip, promise, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, nevada, idaho, usa, borneo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Overbrook Brothers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Road movie about two brothers who drive to Texas to find out the truth behind their parents.
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, light ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, family problems, siblings relations, on the road, road trip, brother brother conflict, family secret, father son relationship, secret, sibling rivalry, marital argument ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
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Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, shyness, fall in love, love affair, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, unlikely couple, court, neighbor, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, self fulfillment, working class, youth, culture clash, society, unsupportive parent, family business, overweight, latinos, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Meddler (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, sincere, captivating, exciting
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, friendship, loss of father, brother brother relationship, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, party, wedding, female director ...
Time: year 1969
Place: los angeles, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, mentally challenged, misfit, desire, birthday ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, europe, usa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When architect-turned-recluse Bernadette Fox goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee goes on a quest with Bernadette's husband to find her.
Style: exciting, light, disturbing, humorous, scenic
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, disappearance, agoraphobia, family, journey, psychologist, mansion, panic attack, adaptation, glacier, flooding, husband wife relationship ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington, antarctica, south pole, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, secret past, class differences, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 2K
Boundaries (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, light
Plot: marijuana, road trip, estranged father, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, teenage boy, boy, dating, single mother, dog, school ...
Place: california, seattle washington, los angeles, san francisco, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, feel good
Plot: teacher student relationship, road trip, flirting, teacher, coming of age, remote control, drinking alcohol, lie, drinking, student, friendship, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
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33%