Movies like 50/50

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50/50 (2011)
 7.6
 331K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, sentimental, depressing, sincere, humorous, sad, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, friendship, chemotherapy, doctor, patient, buddies, best friend, coming of age, relationships, life, justice, happy ending, hopes, meaning of life, parent child relationship, introspection, therapist, fighting illness, hospital, weed, vengeance, loser, hipster, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, washington d.c., hawaii, canada, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and feel good films with plots about relationships, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, loneliness and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like 50/50: The Bucket List (2007), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), 500 Days of Summer (2009), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Funny People (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, touching, sentimental, feel good, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, human spirit, road trip, adventure, death, bucket list, philosophy, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, cote d'azur, egypt, french riviera ...
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, romantic, dramatic, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: mental illness, romance, love, bipolar disorder, life philosophy, depression, character study, social misfits, supportive parent, male female friendship, football, young widow ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey, philadelphia, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: relationships, love, breakup, couple relations, love story, love and romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, funny, humorous, sentimental, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, mental illness, depression, friendship, psychiatric ward, adolescence, teenage love, teenage life, anxiety, mental institution, teenage boy, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, touching ...
Plot: comedian, loneliness, cancer, character study, redemption, midlife crisis, destiny, dark humor, sarcasm, life philosophy, old love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, teenager, terminal illness, first love, dealing with death, fall in love, friendship, coping, adolescence, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, amsterdam, indiana
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67%
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Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, masturbation, sex addict, older woman younger man relationship, womanizer, sexuality, obsession, nightclub, male masturbation, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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50%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: sad, romantic, philosophical, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, secret love, cancer, love and romance, death, dealing with death, parents and children, infidelity, hospital, relationships, life & death, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sexy, enigmatic, melancholic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bittersweet, writers, love, love story, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, age difference, teenager, depression, neighbor, grandmother grandson relationship, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 35K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, preschoolers
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, sexy, melancholic ...
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28%
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, humorous, thought provoking, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, talky, intense, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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28%
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Country: USA, Canada
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Style: touching, emotional, romantic, affectionate, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: clever, sincere, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
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27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: depressing, psychological, emotional, melancholic, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, funny, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 36K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, stereotypes, twists and turns, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, looking for love, mother son relationship, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 162K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: funny, romantic, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
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Place: california, pennsylvania, new jersey, usa, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, witty, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, domestic violence, waitress, cooking and food, romance, small town, marriage, unwanted pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, friendship, infidelity, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: literature, friendship, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, loneliness, love, happy ending, multiple storylines, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: england, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 2K
Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poverty, working class, terminal illness, death, children, friendship, justice, best friend, single father, irish, happy ending, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%