Movies like Fishbowl California

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Fishbowl California (2018)
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Fishbowl California (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man struggling to find purpose in life is enlightened by a drunk ailing widow.
Style: surprise ending, cult film
Plot: widow, drunk, love, child, car, friendship, food, blonde, children, actor, restaurant, celebrity, female protagonist, boy, bicycle, robbery, beer, loser, girl, elderly, actress, drunkenness, funeral, filmmaking, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about friendship, drinking, drinking alcohol, coming of age, friend, storytelling and drink mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Fishbowl California: Anywhere But Here (1999), Swingers (1996), Georgia Rule (2007), A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000), Fat Girls (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
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 7.2
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Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, swinger, party, hollywood, starting over, friendship, friends, clubbing, buddies, machismo, comedian, self esteem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, rebellious daughter, generation gap, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take ...
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, cult film
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Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: realistic, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, best friend, first love, teenage girl, school, catholic school, teenage protagonist, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, female protagonist, schoolgirl ...
Time: year 2002, year 2003, 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, sacramento california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, radio, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
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Reach the Rock (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town troublemaker (Alessandro Nivola), directionless and alienated, ends up spending a night in a jail cell, where he and the police chief (William Sadler) engage in a battle of wills and wit.
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, grudge, social decay, teenage life, society, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chuck & Buck (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: psychological, cynical, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, childhood friend, dark humor, gay, reunion, danger, mentally unstable, dysfunctional character, unrequited love, man child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, tragicomedy, captivating ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, save the day, youth, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: hippie, celebrity, hollywood, struggling actor, lsd, fame, filmmaking, aspiring actor, friendship between men, movie business, male friendship, tv star ...
Time: year 1969, 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 27K
Book Club (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
Style: light, romantic, ironic, humorous, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, book, dating, reading a book, friendship, kiss, drinking, dinner, drinking alcohol, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are backā€¦and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hollywood, friendship, showbiz, alcohol, rivalry, show business, relationship vs career, celebrity, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, actor's life, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A wronged woman takes revenge on her wheelchair bound father-in-law.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An improv group deals with several crises, including the loss of their lease and one member hitting the big time.
Style: entertaining, emotional, touching, talky, dramatic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, thought provoking
Plot: social media, obsessed fan, obsession, chase, love interest, pursuit, secret, loneliness, friendship, charlatan, party, lie ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, venice california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, on the road, tattoo, beach, summer, marijuana, calendar, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Calendar Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, based on true events, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: charity, model, human spirit, leukemia, elderly, friendship, hopes, women, small town, family drama, calendar, middle aged ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: weed, family relations, fish out of water, medical student, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, disorder, wilderness, hippie, medical school, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, northern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
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Pink Lightning (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two of them realize that they are not prepared to get married, ...
Plot: teenage girl, best friend, coming of age, engagement, small town, female friendship, marriage, female protagonist, fiance fiancee relationship, road trip, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: year 1962, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%