Movies like The Accidental Tourist

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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
 6.7
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, depressing, humorous, melancholic, sincere, realistic, sexy, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, dog, depression, dysfunctional marriage, loss of son, dysfunctional family, loneliness, eccentricity, grief, death of son, starting over, hopes, sibling relationship, airplane, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, broken leg, marital separation, mourning, tragic event, romance, love and romance, couples, opposites attract, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, paris france, maryland, california, baltimore, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, bittersweet, destiny, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Accidental Tourist: Children of a Lesser God (1986), Falling in Love (1984), Bounce (2000), Love Story (1970), Twice in a Lifetime (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, disability, deafness, deaf, love, romance, mute or deaf, couple relations, love and romance, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, light, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, romance, christmas, extramarital affair, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, love story, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.8
 21K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, melancholic, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, redemption, family, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, starting over, hopes, advertising, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, palm springs california, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 34K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, tragedy, romance, college, young love, love story, tragic love, young lovers, death, ice hockey, terminal illness, graduation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, new york, boston, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 21K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: destiny, romance, transplant, unlikely friendships, fall in love, love and romance, hopes, love of one's life, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, writer's life, friendship, writers, starting over, character study, love and romance, graduation, couples, masseuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 62K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: long distance relationship, romance, love, forceful separation, love story, parents, fall in love, lovers apart, couple relations, immigration, depression, customs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: women, death of husband, grief, widow, romance, friendship, bittersweet, female protagonist, house painter, sister sister relationship, destiny, justice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, death in the family, family problems, mother in law son in law relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, romance, transformation, love story, education, unemployment, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, couples, family problems, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: intense, sentimental, touching, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, women, wedding, working class, female protagonist, eccentricity, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: basset hound, orphan, love and romance, romance, hopes, self discovery, love affair, couples, unlikely couple, library, waitress, bird ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 14K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, romantic, sexy, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: blindness, disability, brother sister relationship, love, happy ending, romance, bittersweet, winter, father son relationship, destiny, homeless, doctors ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, destiny, soldier, society, family relations, fall in love, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, romance, best friends in love, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, couples, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 95
Cosmopolitan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern love story.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: odd couple, opposites attract, wooing, immigrants, suburbs, couples, society, love and romance, bittersweet, romance, interracial relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, mongolia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.7
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Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, love story, love, tragic love, love and romance, couples, self discovery, opposites attract, leukemia, fall in love, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 152K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, best friends in love, friendship, love and romance, male female friendship, opposites attract, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, introspection, destiny, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 60K
Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: sexy, romantic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: love story, love, romance, infidelity, love triangle, female protagonist, marriage, relationships, family, love and romance, adaptation, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, italy, usa, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, romance, hopes, introspection, christian, religious, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, emotional, intense, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love triangle, aids, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, loneliness, self discovery, eccentricity, multiple storylines, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: san francisco, ohio, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 28K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, love, love story, happy ending, single father, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 3K
Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, society, breakup, love and romance, youth, starting over, family problems, parents and children, moral dilemma, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 194K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, Brazil, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, memory loss, love and romance, true love, relationships, marriage, couple relations, wooing, amnesia, power of love, love, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 8K
Bed of Roses (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems ...
Style: romantic, fairy tale, sexy, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: florist, women, love, magic, romance, secret admirer, hotel, adultery, death, family relations, childhood, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: father son relationship, hospital, divorce, surgery, dysfunctional family, businesswoman, marital separation, employer employee relationship, advertising executive, diabetes, marriage, office ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, road trip, romance, self discovery, waitress, character study, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, melancholy, love, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, tennessee, memphis, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 24K
Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, reflective, depressing ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love triangle, depression, age difference, salesman, older man younger woman relationship, love story, love, honest, fall in love, dull life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, seattle, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%