Movies like 29th Street

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29th Street (1991)
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29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story of how those gigantic winnings ended up becoming a curse of sorts (a case of "be careful what you wish for").
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, gambling, lottery, crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, ambition, hopes, society, dishonesty, introspection, down on your luck, christmas, snow, hospital, church, nun, luck, father son relationship, anger, police station, flashback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, self discovery, love and romance, society and couple relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like 29th Street: Saint John of Las Vegas (2009), Brooklyn Lobster (2005), Hoods (1998), Beautiful Joe (2000), Diggers (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: going straight, addiction, on the road, self discovery, love and romance, escapades, gambling, hopes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, starting over, insurance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, society, estrangement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Hoods (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angelo, together with a group of five other people, is ordered by his father, an Italian mobster, to kill the son of an enemy of his, who has destroyed one of his buildings with a bomb. The problems grow bigger when they discover that the person ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, bandit, gangsters, profanity, comedy of errors, introspection, mistaken identity, murder, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beautiful Joe (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extremely nice guy falls for a really bad girl
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: mistaken identity, love and romance, on the run, gangsters, dishonesty, society, couple relations, terminal illness, mob boss, seduction, hitman, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, las vegas, nevada, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
63%
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The Pickle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Paul Mazursky (Scenes From a Mall) takes a bite out of Hollywood with a hilarious look at the artistic sell-out. Starring Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon Shelly Winters, Jerry Stiller, Chris Penn, and Ally Sheedy, this merciless comedy exposes ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, midlife crisis, hollywood, aging, film within a film, satire, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couple relations, destiny, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: small town, radio, parents and children, love triangle, small town life, radio show, family relations, couples, social relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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2 Jacks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, ambition, parents and children, follow your dream, nightlife, family relations, hollywood, filmmaking, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, gambling ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
58%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, couples, society, lifestyle, ambition, love, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, stash, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Road to Redemption (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple come into contact with stolen mob money, gamble it away, and end up on the run from gangsters
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, on the road, crimes, love and romance, estrangement, disorder, redemption, self discovery, dishonesty, on the run, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, captivating, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Popi (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ingenious (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, based on true events, light ...
Plot: ambition, friends, follow your dream, couple relations, hopes, stewardess, gambling, entrepreneur, down on your luck, couples, buddies, life is a bitch ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, society, romance, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, social differences, working class, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
A Little Thing Called Murder (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fast forgery without mistakes. Shoplifting under pressure. Effective body disposal. The ability to multitask various felonies. These are just a few of the "talents" that mother-and-son grifters Sante and Kenny Kimes possess. Based on ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: prison, obsessive quest, cons and scams, parents and children, dishonesty, crimes, gang, deadly, death in the family, murder, jail, trial ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, gloomy, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, family relations, couples, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, introspection, redemption, city life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Memories of Me (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, father son relationship, heart attack, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, pregnancy, introspection, reunion, self discovery, family life, child as adult, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, unsuccessful, family relations, disorder, family problems, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, silly humor, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, intense, controversial ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, racism, african american, heat, money, pizzeria, hip hop, prejudice, interracial relations, society, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, city life, siblings relations, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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