Movies like The Tender Bar

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The Tender Bar (2021)
 6.7
 28K
The Tender Bar (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: J.R. is a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie, is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams, with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, disturbing
Plot: child prodigy, uncle nephew relationship, boy, family relations, bartender, drunken man, adult child friendship, family life, grownups, social problems, family problems, lifestyle, social issues, bar owner, adolescence vs adulthood, writers, teenager, art, coming of age, rite of passage, love, christmas, sex, dancing, school ...
Time: year 1986, year 1973
Place: long island, new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, yale university, north carolina

Most similar movies to The Tender Bar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, touching and serious films with plots about family relations, telephone call, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, food, eating and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Tender Bar: Armageddon Time (2022), My Salinger Year (2020), The Wife (2017), C'mon C'mon (2021), Wildlife (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Armageddon Time (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A deeply personal story about the strength of family, the complexity of friendship, and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, semi autobiographical
Plot: grandparent grandchild relationship, high school friend, relationships, direction and purpose, grownups, social problems, american dream, lifestyle, dream, adolescence vs adulthood, family, family problems ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Salinger Year (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: aspiring writer, writer's life, literary agent, writers, female writer, career, lifestyle, relationship vs career, new yorker, grownups, life, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, year 1988, year 1996, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 40K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, lyrical, feminist film, art house ...
Plot: nobel prize, infidelity, writers, marriage, aspiring writer, sexism, family relations, novelist, professor, twists and turns, adulterous husband, award ...
Time: year 1992, 60s, 90s, year 1960, year 1958 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, manhattan new york city, sweden, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 31K
C'mon C'mon (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Johnny and his young nephew forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they embark on a cross-country trip to see life away from Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, inspirational, art house ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, travel, family relations, nephew, child protagonist, relationships, road trip, radio announcer, boy, child, coming of age, brother sister relationship ...
Time: future
Place: new orleans, los angeles, oakland california, venice beach california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.8
 29K
Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, infidelity, coming of age, bus, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, parents and children, family relations, marital separation, fired from the job, marriage, depression ...
Time: 60s, year 1960
Place: montana, portland oregon, idaho, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 18K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, experimental, philosophical ...
Plot: father son relationship, architecture, mother daughter relationship, korean american, relationships, coma, small town, friendship, family relations, male female relationship, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: year 1950, year 1954, 2010s, year 2008
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, coming of age, hopes, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, germany, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 7K
Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: best friend, father son relationship, landlord tenant relationship, teenage girl, teenage boy, grandfather grandson relationship, bullying, acting class, marital problem, absent father, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Four Good Days (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: drugs, mother daughter relationship, drug addict, rehabilitation, mother, family relations, recovering drug addict, family problems, mother and daughter, dysfunctional family, coping, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
That Evening Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.
Style: tense, serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, retirement home, farm, homecoming, parents and children, grudge, family problems, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, country, father son relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1991, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 2K
Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, illegal immigration, interracial relations, family relations, job seeking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, friendship, promise, threat to kill, getting home ...
Place: italy, africa, libya, algeria, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 88K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, school, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 3K
Swan Song (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home to embark on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, rediscovering his sparkle along the way.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship, small town, hairdresser, gay bar, homosexual, retirement home, lgbtq, social problems, city life, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, depressing, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
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Place: paris france, california, italy, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, sincere, melancholic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, lie, blizzard, self discovery, introspection, illness, snow, woman, dementia, anxiety ...
Place: sacramento california, florida, california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 604
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 7K
James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, sincere, sad ...
Plot: mother son relationship, terminal illness, promise, friendship, slacker, chemotherapy, lie, new life, addiction, gay, cancer, self destructing ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, autism, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, youth, imagination, boy, illness, train, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, erotic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 1K
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, sincere
Plot: released from prison, infidelity, prison, going straight, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, empire, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 555
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family life, self discovery, teenage love, teenage life, family in crisis, unfulfillment, gender, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 616
Paper Angels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An abused wife leaves her alcoholic husband and moves with her children to another town. There their lives become entwined with another family in trouble.
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, single mother, family problems, parents and children, social problems, family life, bullying, relationship problems, mother son relationship, family relations, family, christian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: secret, dysfunctional family, family conflict, family relations, family reunited, father son relationship, love, husband wife relationship, family tragedy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, family gatherings ...
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 38K
Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: inspirational, psychological, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rehabilitation, absent mother, father son relationship, abusive father, alcoholic father, forgiveness, group therapy, motel, child, boy, child protagonist, rite of passage ...
Time: 90s, year 2015, 2000s, year 2005, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 292
Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, friends, partners, youth, coming of age, best friends, buddies, hopes, showbiz, redemption, world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1996
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 2K
Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, political ...
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, fighting the system, teachers and students, righting the wronged, lifestyle, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 14K
Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Style: thought provoking, ironic, disturbing, captivating, feminist film ...
Plot: ranch, lesbian interest, loneliness, lesbian, flirting, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, lgbt, women, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, old man ...
Time: 2010s, year 1918, year 1959, year 1975, year 1966
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: relationships, terminal illness, dying, family, reconciliation, house, father son relationship, suburbs, redemption, illness, family relations, architect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 355K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, childhood, teenager, divorced parents, dysfunctional family, youth, brother sister relationship, stepsister stepsister relationship, abusive husband, abusive relationship, divorce, bully ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, contemporary, year 2011 ...
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%