Movies like Dumplin'

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Dumplin' (2018)
 6.6
 31K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching, scary
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, beauty queen, self confidence, female friendship, bravery, feminist, small town, strong female character, female protagonist, single mother, feminism, single parent, friendship, self esteem, loss, reconciliation, magic trick, sister sister relationship, bullying, young adult, impostor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas

Most similar movies to Dumplin'

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about friendship, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, teenager, dialogue, runaway and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dumplin': Real Women Have Curves (2002), Tall Girl (2019), Insatiable (2018), As Cool as I Am (2013), Little Miss Sunshine (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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Tall Girl (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jodi, the tallest girl in her high school, has always felt uncomfortable in her own skin. But after years of slouching, being made fun of, and avoiding attention at all costs, Jodi finally decides to find the confidence to stand tall.
Style: romantic, touching, sincere, feel good, semi serious
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: prom, teenage love, high school, peer pressure, dating, high school student, self esteem, friendship, teen romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, beauty pageant ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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50%
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Insatiable (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.
Style: ironic, cynical, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: beauty pageant, overweight, classmate classmate relationship, weight loss, bullying, teenage girl, fat girl, teenager, high school, lawyer, netflix, dark humor ...
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As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, funny ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, fall in love, love affair, romance, love and romance, actor's life, adultery, father son relationship, multiple storylines, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.7
 30K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, parents and children, eccentric family, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, texas, dallas texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, family relations, friendship, theatre director, crimes, human nature, small town life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Second Act (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
Style: feel good, light, inspirational, sweet, uplifting ...
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Cherry (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ivy League Freshman, Aaron Milton (17) gets a different kind of education when he falls for Linda (34) a vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life. The curriculum gets more challenging when Aaron meets ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, social relations, lifestyle, single parent, student life, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, milf, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, melancholic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, middle school, friendship, teacher, mother daughter relationship, youtube, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
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50%
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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, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unexpected (2015)
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
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The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
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Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Maman a tort (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: sincere, feel good, contemplative, unusual plot structure, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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20th Century Women (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, captivating, light, humorous ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Angus (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, light, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
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Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, single parent, small town, coming of age, pregnancy, love and romance, youth, power of love, family relations, down on your luck ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mother's Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, touching, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, holiday, divorce, single father, relationships, parenthood, mother's day, changing lives, character change, secrets, family, lifestyle change ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
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The Women (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into ...
Style: witty, humorous, entertaining, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, united states, connecticut, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, fashion, unlikely friendships, computers and web, family, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Frieda, a fashioncommercial photographer trying to find her own art, gathers her closest girlfriends from all over India to travel to Goa for a surprise announcement: she’s getting married! Thus begins an impromptu bachelorette celebration that ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, captivating, feel good ...
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Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%