Movies like Beginners

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Beginners (2010)
 7.2
 93K
Beginners (2010)
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: emotional, sad, sincere, touching, thought provoking, visually appealing, sentimental, romantic, heartbreaking, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, grief, gay father, father son relationship, death, self discovery, lgbt, cancer, homosexuality, dying, character study, lgbtq, love affair, starting over, couple relations, introspection, hopes, love, terminal illness, secret, relationships, older man younger man relationship, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, 2000s, year 1978, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Beginners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and talky films with plots about dialogue, relationships, bittersweet, storytelling, depression, mentor and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beginners: Get Real (1998), Lawless Heart (2001), Garden State (2004), Greenberg (2010), The Skeleton Twins (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gender, high school, gay teenager, gay slur, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: adultery, gay, infidelity, eccentricity, relationships, love and romance, love affair, sex, multiple storylines, couple relations, female nudity, dealing with death ...
Time: 18th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 217K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, funny, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: depression, romance, coming of age, funeral, friendship, psychiatrist, self discovery, drugs, complex characters, family relations, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 38K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: psychological, semi serious, sincere, talky, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, old love, depression, personal assistant, starting over, twists and turns, self fulfillment, misfit, fall in love, mental illness, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new york, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: depressing, psychological, emotional, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, adultery, suicide attempt, lgbt, infidelity, brother sister relationship, depression, gay, siblings, dysfunctional family, confession, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 35K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, preschoolers
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, shyness, loneliness, mental illness, disability, neighbor, love affair, fall in love, meet the parents, unlikely couple, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: sad, romantic, philosophical, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, secret love, cancer, love and romance, death, dealing with death, parents and children, infidelity, hospital, relationships, life & death, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bittersweet, writers, love, love story, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, age difference, teenager, depression, neighbor, grandmother grandson relationship, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: touching, emotional, talky, intense, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, human nature, dealing with death, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, estrangement, death, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: mumblecore, road movie, melancholic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, wedding, on the road, family relations, parents and children, introspection, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay couple, friendship, blind character, bittersweet, lgbtq, blindness, summer, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, england, new york state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, talky, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, loneliness, multiple storylines, romance, love, dating, looking for love, fall in love, love story, justice, love affair, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, romantic, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, multiple storylines, adultery, love, love story, divorce, cheating, family, relationships, hotel, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
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: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay bar, gay bashing, homosexual, lgbtq, christmas, gay slur, love and romance, bittersweet, hate crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 36K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, sexy, emotional, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, life philosophy, stereotypes, twists and turns, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, looking for love, mother son relationship, romance, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, suicide, terminal illness, death, friendship, deaf, male nudity, destiny, crime gone awry, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 12K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, humorous, inter cultural ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, coming out, lesbian romance, lgbtq, gay, romance, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, shanghai, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, melancholic, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, couples, romance, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, estrangement, free spirited, character study, suicide attempt, friendship, odd couple, death of wife, respect, optimism, dancer ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: gay, gay couple, family, love triangle, sexuality, wedding, lgbt, marriage, lgbtq, generation gap, parenthood, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, taiwan, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: melancholic, stylized, sexy, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, love affair, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: sweet, touching, romantic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: relationships, love, breakup, couple relations, love story, love and romance, destiny, unfulfilled love, life philosophy, romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 109 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, depression, redemption, love triangle, death, mental illness, fall in love, family relations, hopes, romance, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, ireland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Conversations with Other Women (2005)
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: sexy, heartbreaking, light, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, infidelity, love story, romance, couples, lovers reunited, destiny, bridesmaid, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 84K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: mumblecore, realistic, feel good, melancholic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, female friendship, love, relationships, dancer, bittersweet, loneliness, coming of age, self discovery, life philosophy, existentialism, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, new jersey, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: sad, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, politics, friendship, courage, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexuality, lgbtq, gay slur, virus, terminal illness, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 38K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, compassionate, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family, midlife crisis, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, redemption, character study, family relations, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, poland, new york, usa, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 159K
Before Midnight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 109 min.
Story: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Style: philosophical, meditative, sexy, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, summer vacation, marriage, romance, hotel room, hotel, midlife crisis, love, relationships, writers, hopes, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, paris france, mediterranean sea, chicago illinois, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: emotional, touching, meditative, lyrical, sexy ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, depression, suicide attempt, male nudity, beach, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, youth, dysfunctional family, love affair, gay romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, south of france, europe, italy, brittany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
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: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, addiction, youth, teenager, depression, psychologist, teenage life, self discovery, lifestyle, grownups, teenage crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%