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Anywhere But Here (1999)
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Original name: Anywhere but Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to pack up and move the two of them from the Midwest to Beverly Hills, Calif., to pursue her dreams of Hollywood success, Ann grows frustrated with her mother's irresponsible and impulsive ways.
Style: sexy, touching, feel good, light, road movie, unusual plot structure, heartbreaking, emotional, melancholic, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, women, teen angst, teenager, small town, bittersweet, mother, friendship, teenage girl, single mother, female protagonist, high school, love, catastrophe, strong female lead, relationships, loneliness, life, family, writers, depression, death, betrayal, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, wisconsin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, culture clash, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Anywhere But Here: White Oleander (2002), Where the Heart Is (2000), Gilmore Girls (2000), The Way Way Back (2013), Tumbleweeds (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, intense, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, bad mother, teenage life, women's prison, manipulation, loneliness, murder, family relations, crimes, women, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, nova scotia, mexico
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, small town, pregnancy, coming of age, single parent, friendship, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, california, usa, maine ...
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Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, realistic, talky, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, small town life, female protagonist, first love, student, single mother, boyfriend, social relations, teenager, lifestyle, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, friendship, teenager, loneliness, vacation, coming of age, shyness, youth, teenage love, dysfunctional family, adolescence, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, friendship, loneliness, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, south carolina, west virginia, santa fe new mexico ...
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100%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: sad, sexy, realistic, atmospheric, meditative ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, coming of age, internet, teenager, sex scene, teenage love, infidelity, anorexia, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, romance, teenager, adoption, high school, unlikely friendships, justice, stereotypes, happy ending, underdog, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, san francisco, california
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With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, road movie, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: college, friendship, homeless, college student, unlikely friendships, father son relationship, law school, happy ending, justice, graduation, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, disturbing, semi serious, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, incest, adolescence, family relations, teenager, teenage life, eccentric family, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, single parent, sex aid ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, tokyo, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, light, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, marriage, friendship, romance, grandmother, love, women, advice, adultery, stereotypes, americana, marriage proposal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage pregnancy, single mother, coming of age, drug addiction, pregnancy, parenthood, single parent, family relations, grownups, youth, couple relations, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sexy, realistic, touching, poignant, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: sentimental, sad, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
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Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Skipped Parts (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional, inspirational ...
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
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37%
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Style: feel good, humorous, light, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, dramatic, emotional ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
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Country: Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, light ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: humorous, light, melancholic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, child's point of view, family relations, parents and children, black people, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, family life, parents and children, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%