Movies like Arizona Dream

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Arizona Dream (1993)
 7.3
 41K
Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for his uncle's wedding. It's a ruse to get Axel into the family business. In Arizona, Axel meets two odd women: vivacious, needy, and plagued by neuroses and familial discord. He gets romantically involved with one, while the other, rich but depressed, plays accordion tunes to a gaggle of pet turtles
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, art house, offbeat, cult film, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, nervous breakdown, fall in love, destructive relationship, coming of age, on the road, family relations, love and romance, eccentric family, car salesman, american dream, love triangle, suicide, actor, suicide attempt, fan, seduction, flying, car dealer, vandalism, fish, older woman younger man relationship, romance, parents and children, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, alaska, papua new guinea

Most similar movies to Arizona Dream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, melancholic and touching films with plots about love and romance, romance, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, couples and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Arizona Dream: Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Benny & Joon (1993), Committed (2000), The Puffy Chair (2005), Being John Malkovich (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: John Arnold DeMarco is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have ...
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, mental institution, mental illness, self discovery, psychiatrist, patient, romance, love, love and romance, doctors and patients, introspection, couples ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 54K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, misfit, love, siblings relations, artist, family relations, first love, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.1
 4K
Committed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her husband, Carl, suddenly leaves, Joline travels from New York to Texas to track him down. Although Joline tries to remain upbeat, she is discouraged when she discovers that Carl already has a new girlfriend, the lovely Carmen. Familiarizing ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, breakup, obsessive quest, love triangle, self discovery, obsession, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, human nature, on the road, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, new york, usa, el paso texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: road movie, mumblecore, humorous, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, family relations, wedding, couple relations, road trip, parents and children, introspection, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, mind control, sexual identity, love triangle, psychology, obsession, body swapping, satire, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 9K
Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, eccentric family, youth, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, china, new york, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 48K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 3K
Some Girls (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While on Christmas break, college student Michael journeys to Quebec City to spend time with his attractive girlfriend, Gabriella. Not long after he arrives, Gabriella breaks up with him, but her two equally gorgeous sisters waste no time showing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, eccentric family, family relations, college, christmas, screwball, couples, unlikely couple, single parent, youth, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 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: touching, sentimental, intense, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, fall in love, love triangle, human nature, female protagonist, eccentricity, pregnant woman nude, twists & turns, working class, wedding ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 3K
Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, friends ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, usa, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, family relations, hairdresser, suicide, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, couples, destructive relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 6K
Tadpole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from ...
Style: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, coming of age, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, sex with a minor, couples, family life, youth, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Still Breathing (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, true love, romance, looking for love, opposites attract, lifestyle, hopes, eccentric family, dream, bar, disorder, self discovery ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 29K
L.A. Story (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: weatherman, satire, romance, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, urban, looking for love, true love, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
An Uzi at the Alamo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Searching for his identity, a young writer pledges to his dysfunctional family that he will commit suicide on his 25th birthday. As the fateful day approaches, he stumbles upon love and a new sense of self. Fearing family humiliation if he backs out ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, coming of age, fall in love, eccentric family, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, twentysomething life, bittersweet, suicide, birthday, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 3K
Tuvalu (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a dilapidated indoor swimming pool (the Central Baths in Sofia), the film details the efforts of Anton, a clueless dreamer who yearns to sail the world, and Martha, the button obsessed cashier, to maintain the illusion for Anton's blind ...
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, looking for love, swimming pool, panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 67K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stewardess, small town, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, falling in love, map, layoff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 28K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, quarry, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Price of Milk (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But she tends to go too far. Admiring her ring while ...
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, tricky, surreal ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, true love, couple relations, countryside, absurd humor, farmer, love triangle, old woman, hit by a car, magic, love and romance, leaving home ...
Time: 90s, year 1969, 1960s, 60s
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Younger and Younger (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The eccentric owner of a Los Angeles self-storage company finds his world come crashing down when his long-suffering wife dies, only to return as a beautiful ghost.
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, suspense, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, parents and children, love affair, family relations, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, nervous breakdown, nightclub, loss of wife, heart attack, infidelity, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, destiny, introspection, love triangle, opposites attract, looking for love, love affair, comedy of errors, friendship, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 94K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, looking for love, wish come true, therapy, couple relations, writer's life, fictional reality, writing, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, love and romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, romance, female protagonist, male female relationship, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 32K
Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: semi serious, philosophical, intellectual, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, low self esteem, loneliness, romance, french, fall in love, gangsters, supernatural romance, love story, disorder, suicide attempt, pimp ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, friendship, family relations, looking for sex, fall in love, youth, rise to the top, best friends, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: car thief, road trip, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Love Serenade (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ken Sherry, a radio personality from Brisbane, moves to the small country town of Sun Ray to take over the local radio station as a retreat from city life and his past.He moves next door to love-starved sisters Vicki-Ann and Dimity Hurley. They are ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, satirical, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radio dj, romance, disorder, love triangle, small town life, loneliness, womanizer, small town, sister sister relationship, murder, betrayal, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%