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Beginners
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, sad, emotional, reflective, heartbreaking, sincere, cerebral ...
Plot: cancer, gay, father son relationship, self discovery, terminal illness, death, loneliness, homosexuality, depression, marriage, coming out, hospital, introspection, relationships, life & death, drinking, life, love story, character study, storytelling, couple relations, family drama, solitude, destiny, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003, year 1965, year 1978 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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Harold and Maude
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
91 min.
 8.0
50/50
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
100 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, melancholic and touching films with plots about relationships, loneliness, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue, mentor and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Beginners: The Skeleton Twins (2014), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Weather Man (2005), Thumbsucker (2005), My Life Without Me (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Skeleton Twins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 93 min.
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
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Duration: 98 min.
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The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
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Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
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    User:   70%
 
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Thumbsucker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
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My Life Without Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
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    User:   60%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
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    User:   67%
 
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, death, crumbling marriage, family drama, relationships, family, dealing with death, holiday, human nature, nudity (topless - notable), storytelling ...
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Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
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System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
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Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
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Lars and the Real Girl
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Style: touching, humorous, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: small town, mental illness, loneliness, internet, hospital, isolation, friendship, siblings relations, death, delusion, drinking, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, suicide, teenager, friendship, adolescence, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, mentor, hospital, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, ireland, glasgow scotland
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System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
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Moonlight and Valentino
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
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Garden State
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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    User:   100%
 
The Puffy Chair
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: talky, realistic, road movie, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
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    User:   53%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, talky, sentimental ...
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Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, death, relationships, life & death, love, tragedy, loneliness, love story, depression, hospital, suicide, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, europe, belgium, paris france
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System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Torch Song Trilogy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gays and lesbians, transvestism, adoption, relationships, aids, love, love story, tragedy, lesbian, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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Enough Said
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, divorce, dating, marriage, fall in love, relationships, party, dialogue driven, dialogue, couples, loneliness, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
Conversations with Other Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, hotel, wedding, infidelity, adultery, folk, introspection, relationships, dialogue driven, storytelling, couple relations, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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Away We Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, canada, california, belgium ...
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System:   45%
    User:   36%
 

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Stuck in Love
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Country: USA
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Place: usa
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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