Movies like The Magic of Belle Isle

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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, family relations, vacation, alcohol abuse, hopes, redemption, single parent, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, dog, birthday, mother daughter relationship, typewriter, writers, life philosophy, friends, creative block, bittersweet, birthday party, 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, family relations, friends, parents and children, hopes, couples and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Magic of Belle Isle: A Dog Year (2009), Where Hope Grows (2014), Intimate Stories (2002), 10 Items or Less (2006), The Single Moms Club (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sentimental, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, parents and children, pets, lifestyle, animal life, spouse leaving, artists and showbiz, deadend life, animal training, pet owner relationship, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, optimism, human nature, misfit, parents and children, redemption, family problems, hopes, alcohol abuse, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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100%
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, human nature, destiny, hopes, rise to the top, redemption, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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53%
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, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, parents and children, social differences, support group, family relations, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, racial stereotype, single mother, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, infidelity, dishonesty, friendship, siblings relations, best friends, indoor, platonic, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, family relations, family, elderly, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, estrangement, youth, golden years, old man, chess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: twins, family relations, disability, love affair, rivalry, legal action, legal, twin sister, friendship, sister sister relationship, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, kenya, austin texas
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43%
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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, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, redemption, human nature, addiction, family problems, couples, estrangement, once promising, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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40%
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, buddies, hospital, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, storytelling, dealing with death, unsuccessful, female director, control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, friends, best friends, family relations, life turned upside down, friendship, baby, couple relations, woman, adoption, weakness, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, crimes, confined, social misfits, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, hopes, misfit, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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34%
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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, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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33%
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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, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, hopes, youth, social misfits, parents and children, physical appearance, society, family problems, disability, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ 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, parents and children, adoption, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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31%
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: talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, best friends, custody, gays and lesbians, friends, estrangement, family in crisis, starting over, actor's life, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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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, best friends, partners, friends, family problems, couples, family relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, drinking contest, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male friendship, male bonding, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: job seeking, looking for love, self discovery, family relations, disability, misfit, workplace, family problems, power relations, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, fall in love, on the road, best friends, looking for love, introspection, human nature, hopes, family business, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, friendship, love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, best friends, dealing with death, terminal illness, small town, hospital, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mistaken identity, memory, couple relations, couples, writer's life, love and romance, aging, golden years, poetry, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Seasons Of Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the picturesque backdrop of New York, "Seasons of Love" is a romantic, soulful holiday drama about two people who struggle to find love against the odds, while reconciling with the past and learning the true value of family.
Style: humorous, uplifting, semi serious, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, hopes, against the odds, looking for love, family relations, haunted by the past, christmas, self discovery, redemption, couples, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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28%
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5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, real estate, couple relations, couples, love and romance, elderly, society, aging, interracial relations, husband wife relationship, city life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Puppy Love (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When single mom Megan Nolan moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin. Seeing that the little girl's only friend is a neighbor's dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, parents and children, family, fall in love, family relations, dog, single parent, pets, hopes, couples, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, love triangle, alcohol abuse, bittersweet, paparazzi, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, couple relations, follow your dream, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couples, couple relations, introspection, best friends, thirtysomething life, friends, crumbling marriage, adultery, friendship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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26%