Movies like Beaches

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Beaches (1988)
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Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, talky, melancholic, sweet, heartbreaking, serious, sexy, tear jerker ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, death of mother, childhood friend, love and romance, rise to the top, parents and children, best friends, couple relations, female friendship, dying young, honest, bittersweet, coming of age, friends, couples, sexual content, strong female presence, performer's life, buddy, terminal illness, death, women, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...

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Most similar movies to Beaches

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, mentor, family, life philosophy and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Beaches: Steel Magnolias (1989), Terms of Endearment (1983), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Friends with Kids (2011), The Four Seasons (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, family relations, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, best friends, male objectification, family problems, friendship, small town life, social relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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100%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tear jerker, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, family relations, terminal illness, love affair, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, adultery, mother daughter relationship, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, new york, louisiana, usa, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, couple relations, youth, grownups, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, parenthood, pregnancy, drug addiction ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends in love, relationship problems, best friend, romance, best friends, couple relations, platonic, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, brooklyn new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
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Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, female friendship, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, friends, youth, adulthood, women, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
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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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, generation gap, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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For the Boys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: world war two, dancer, vietnam war, friendship, music, graphic violence, couple relations, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, woman, singer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, europe, korea, asia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, coma, birthday ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, city life, estrangement, rehabilitation, youth, drug abuse, single parent, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Striving to be independent, the blind but determined Don Baker (Edward Albert) moves away from his overprotective mother (Eileen Heckart, who won an Oscar). After settling into his new San Francisco digs, Don meets kooky neighbor Jill Tanner (Goldie ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: blindness, fall in love, neighbor, disability, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, blind man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love and romance, best friends, thirtysomething life, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 13K
Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, physical abuse, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, domestic violence, radio, couple relations, siblings relations, stepfather ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: california, northern california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, performer's life, musician's life, romance, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, family life, friendship, parents and children, small town, self discovery, friends, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 208K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, death, terminal illness, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, follow your dream, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, determination, dancing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
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 ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, hollywood, audition, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, social relations, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
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, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, obsession, couple relations, celebrity culture, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, family problems, couples, solace, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, road trip, lesbian, self discovery, on the road, terminal illness, female friendship, murder, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, los angeles, pakistan, new york, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Then She Found Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, pregnancy, jewish american, wedding, eccentricity, depression, loneliness, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, divorce, rock star, parents and children, aging, musician's life, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, female musician, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, teenage pregnancy, friendship, single parent, small town, coming of age, pregnancy, youth, love and romance, family relations, power of love, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, maine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 28K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life, life philosophy, cooking, relationships, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1986, year 1980, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, doctors, hospital, terminal illness, heart attack, family bonds, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, self discovery, romance, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, couples, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%