Movies like The Professor

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The Professor (2018)
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The Professor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Richard, a world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch of madness.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, humorous, feel good
Plot: cancer, drugs, death, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, instructor, terminal illness, alcohol, family relations, society, friendship, dishonesty, mentor, sex, youth, destiny, escapades, personality change, college professor, transformation, adventure, rivalry, drinking alcohol, drinking, recklessness ...

Most similar movies to The Professor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, touching, realistic and semi serious films with plots about friendship, family relations, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, cancer and terminal illness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Professor: Paddleton (2019), The Bucket List (2007), The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), Isn't It Delicious (2013), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paddleton (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, sincere
Plot: male friendship, cancer, friendship between men, terminal illness, best friend, friendship, dying, medication, neighbor, destiny, life philosophy, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
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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: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, death, human spirit, golden years, dying, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, taj mahal, cote d'azur, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
Style: disturbing, touching, sincere, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: father son relationship, sculptor, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, love, friends, friendship, family relations, society, family, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, high school student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, parents separation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Other People (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: gay, misfit, terminal illness, internet dating, alienation, death, gay son, social awkwardness, friendship, dying, father son relationship, death of mother ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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Hezarpa (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The thief accidentally notices the secret of a girl and tries to exploit this position ....
Style: humorous, tense, suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: escapades, friendship, crimes, dishonesty, crime, disorder, adventure, danger, chase, family relations, society, ambition ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Scumbag Hustler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Soloman Crow pays a visit to his god fearing, bible quoting, closeted homosexual brother and his sexually repressed wife. He enters their home with a proclamation to kick a drug habit that almost cost him his life. Broke, it doesn't take ...
Style: surprise ending, humorous, feel good, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, husband wife relationship, satire, infidelity, marriage, friendship, brother brother relationship, drugs, deception, money, oral sex, fellatio ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Life Sentence (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: When Stella finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to learn to live with all the choices she's made when she decided to "live like she was dying".
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: cancer, adaptation, changing lives, relationships, new life, husband wife relationship, friendship, love and romance, life turned upside down, society, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, misfit, single parent, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Digging for Fire (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tim and Lee are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood Hills is complicated by Tim's discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun in the yard. Tim is excited by the idea of a mystery, but Lee doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sincere, mumblecore
Plot: clothed male naked male, couple relations, escapades, couples, friendship, husband wife relationship, undressing, friends, skinny dipping, shovel, digging, nude swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, astronaut, terminal illness, family relations, loss of daughter, opposites attract, single mother, bittersweet, couples, favoritism among siblings, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, usa, louisiana, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 501
Real Love (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forbach, East of France, today. Mario, a man without much ambition, except where love is concerned, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise his two adolescent daughters by himself, while going through some sort of a teenage ...
Style: unusual plot structure, contemplative, psychological, light, feel good ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, teenager, school, family relations, youth, society, friendship, friends, female director, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, ambition, youth, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.9
 1K
Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, hopes, youth, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, youth, save the day, love and romance, family relations, father son relationship, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All Together Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Youth, in all its messy, drunken glory, is the connective thread at an all night noise-rock concert in the woods, where a motley assortment of music lovers prove that it isn’t always darkest before the dawn.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, rock, lifestyle, concert, musician, flirting, youth, society, escapades, recklessness, meaningful kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, fortune teller, priest, birthday, family gatherings, bittersweet, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, clergy, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 24K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, youth, parents and children, death, life support, female bonding, marital infidelity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.4
 893
Coconut Hero (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's not easy being a teenager and Mike, a sixteen-year-old, has it espcially hard. He lives in the sticks with his mother, a non-stop nagger, in Faintville, a Canadian timber industry town. He has no father, no friends, not even a favorite ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: suicide attempt, first love, loneliness, high school, depression, dancing, therapy, love and romance, couples, terminal illness, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Burn Burn Burn (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, captivating, light
Plot: death, friendship, road trip, death of friend, nature, funeral, human ashes, terminal illness, cancer, ashes, female director, watching a video ...
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 500
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 306
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 7K
My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, tall man, monastery, artists and showbiz, showbiz, giant, unlikely friendships, destiny, love and romance, actor's life, relationship vs career, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, las vegas, new mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 61K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: treasure hunt, father daughter relationship, treasure, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, musician, child as adult, obsessive quest, escapades, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%