Movies like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
 7.4
 18K
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, serious, captivating, road movie, melancholic, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, self discovery, starting over, unemployment, single parent, singer, waitress, widow, road trip, friends, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, feminism, ambition, hopes, society, human nature, romance, character study, son, horse, prostitute ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey

Most similar movies to Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and emotional films with plots about mentor, redemption, storytelling, dialogue, relationships, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Poetic Justice (1993), Stanley & Iris (1990), Harry and Tonto (1974), My Blueberry Nights (2007), Heavy (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 11K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, homecoming, going straight, survival, gang, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, aging, on the road, hitchhiker, americana, cat, eviction, redemption, elderly, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, chicago illinois, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.0
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: waitress, seduction, obesity, pizza, small town, workplace, jealousy, workplace situations, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, physical appearance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, working class, infidelity, love triangle, starting over, dysfunctional family, couples, suburbs, elderly, introspection, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, sandwich, surrogate mother, little boy, suburban life, human nature, introspection, single parent, self discovery, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 2K
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: realistic, sexual, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: bar, working class, single parent, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, moral dilemma, society, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, destructive relationship, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: romance, self discovery, tragic love, rise and fall, rock star, fame, love and romance, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, performer's life, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, waitress, coming of age, desert, single mother, couples, teenage life, small town life, human nature, society, map, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, spring break, shoplifting, journal, love and romance, urban, starting over, human nature, introspection, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, sincere, clever, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, city life, friends, romance, hanging, couples, buddies, teenage life, love and romance, prostitute, urban ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, italy, europe, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, horse ranch, romance, friendship, divorce, fall in love, social relations, small town life, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, working class, romance, human nature, introspection, starting over, lovers reunited, school, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: disability, friendship, rehabilitation, racism, hopes, friends, love and romance, couple relations, paralysis, human nature, society, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, talky, clever, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, love and romance, spouse leaving, win over, hopes, opposites attract, breakup, separated, starting over, romance, confinement indoors, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, rough, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, society, human nature, parents and children, hopes, prisoner, father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alaska, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, career change, romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love and romance, dancer's life, couple relations, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, goofy hero, self discovery, human nature, buddies, parents and children, friends, gangs, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 14K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: sincere, touching, road movie, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, hitchhiker, bar fight, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: soccer, debt, working class, friendship, alcohol abuse, social worker, starting over, human nature, society, tragic hero, haunted by the past, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, single parent, self discovery, nanny, housekeeper, parents and children, romance, youth, interracial relations, family in crisis, mute or deaf, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Brief Vacation (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vittorio De Sica's A Brief Vacation (Una Breva Vacanza) stars Florinda Bolkan as a downtrodden working woman. Forced to support herself, her children, her physically incapacitated husband and her obtrusive brother and mother, Bolkan contracts ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: factory, friendship, society, human nature, fish out of water, love affair, family problems, fall in love, couples, self discovery, redemption, unemployment ...
Time: 70s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, scenic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, friendship, immigrants, culture clash, self discovery, misfit, society, feminism, social differences, couples, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: intellectual, realistic, touching, talky, sincere ...
Plot: aging, starting over, writer's life, friendship, friends, vitality, golden years, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, love and romance, hopes, understanding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, yuppie, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, romance, family, irresponsible, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couple relations, step siblings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 39K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dangerous attraction, family relations, fall in love, single parent, parents and children, unlikely relationship, mysterious character, coming of age, fugitives, gain trust, crimes, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, single parent, parents and children, celebrity culture, orphan, obsession, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, homecoming, self discovery, americana, escape, human nature, obsessive quest, small town life, introspection, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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