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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, writer's life, vacation, alcohol abuse, family relations, redemption, single parent, hopes, misfit, disability, artists and showbiz, dog, birthday, mother daughter relationship, writers, life philosophy, friends, creative block, bittersweet, birthday party, typewriter, overalls
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and humorous films with plots about friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, bittersweet, hopes and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Magic of Belle Isle: 10 Items or Less (2006), Where Hope Grows (2014), A Dog Year (2009), The Bucket List (2007), Intimate Stories (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, stranger, celebrity culture, actor's life, shopping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
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Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, redemption, optimism, human nature, misfit, family problems, parents and children, small town, cause and meaning, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kentucky
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A Dog Year (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jon Katz is close to burnout. He's a writer with writer's block; his wife has left for her sister's because he's emotionally distant; he rarely answers his phone. A kennel sends him a border collie that's undisciplined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, pets, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, spouse leaving, artists and showbiz, deadend life, animal training, pet owner relationship, dog, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, human spirit, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, golden years, dying, bucket list ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, africa, cote d'azur, tibet ...
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67%
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Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, friendship, friends, destiny, human nature, redemption, parents and children, small town life, family relations, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, bittersweet, sexual content, platonic, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer rebonds with his estranged daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter.
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, family, elderly, father daughter estrangement, grandfather granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, estrangement, golden years, youth, holiday, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
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Beeswax (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A marvelous new film from Andrew Bujalski, one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren – played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: twins, family relations, rivalry, disability, love affair, legal action, legal, sister sister relationship, friendship, twin sister, hopes, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, kenya, austin texas
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53%
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Questione di cuore (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, hospital, dealing with death, unsuccessful, screenwriter, fear of death, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, support group, family relations, parents and children, social differences, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, single mother, female protagonist, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, love affair, going straight, lifestyle, terminal illness, looking for love, dysfunctional family, addiction, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, family relations, friendship, baby, couple relations, woman, weakness, adoption, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, vengeful fired employee, obnoxious boss, crimes, social misfits, confined, mentally unstable, vengeance, rivalry, friendship, restaurant, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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49%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, elderly, couple relations, parents and children, friends, golden years, bittersweet, female nudity, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, single parent, supportive parent, life is a bitch, adoption, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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Mo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Every kid wants to be cool and fit in - life's a blast even when you're different. When Mo's reflection is revealed, he sees a body that doesn't quite resemble any of his peers. Here, he tells the tale of his youth, growing up on ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, disability, optimism, family problems, parents and children, physical appearance, social misfits, youth, society, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, long island
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48%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
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47%
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Max (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is 6 years old. She lives with her dad Toni, a small time crook with a golden heart. For Xmas, Max offers him Rose, a call-girl found on the street whom she’s very fond of. Despite the complicated situation, Toni’s gonna have a hard time ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, starting over, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, romance, society, redemption, hopes, bittersweet, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, best friends, introspection, looking for love, human nature, on the road, hopes, parents and children, family business, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
Changing Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, best friends, romance, dealing with death, terminal illness, small town, cancer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa
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47%
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mistaken identity, memory, couples, love and romance, writer's life, aging, couple relations, golden years, poetry, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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46%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, siblings relations, family life, family relations, youth, teenage life, eccentric family, large family, alcohol abuse, friendship between men, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
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46%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, clever, talky ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, single parent, starting over, rehabilitation, estrangement, friendship, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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46%
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Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couples, couple relations, thirtysomething life, friends, best friends, introspection, crumbling marriage, friendship, divorce, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, culture clash, lifestyle, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, misfit, nothing goes right, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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45%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, parents separation, siblings relations, friendship, infidelity, female writer, sex scene, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, couple relations, coming of age, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, family relations, parents and children, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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45%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, showbiz, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, friends, unsupportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
Queen of the Lot (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and true love. With more "Google points" than her ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, bittersweet, paparazzi, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, couples, unstoppable, blind ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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45%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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