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Big Bad Love (2001)
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Big Bad Love (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he has problems with alcohol. Yet even when Leon manages to catch up on alimony and child support payments, things in his life seem to decline further, until a sudden tragedy catches him off guard.
Style: rough, serious, surreal, psychological, realistic, gloomy, biting, suspense
Plot: family problems, terminal illness, breakup, tragic hero, unsupportive spouse, writer's life, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, estrangement, family in crisis, male female relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, buddies, downfall, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, down on your luck, love, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, vietnam, asia, mississippi

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Most similar movies to Big Bad Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about couples, family relations, unfulfillment, family problems, drinking, mother daughter relationship and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Big Bad Love: Duane Hopwood (2005), Rachel Getting Married (2008), Sam the Man (2001), The Reception (2005), The Jimmy Show (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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95%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, sister sister relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, addiction, family problems, haunted by the past, self destructing, favoritism among siblings, family secret, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, looking for love, couples, love and romance, womanizer, romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, estrangement, breakup, writer's life, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 182
The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, reunion, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, estrangement, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.2
 535
The Jimmy Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, psychological, gloomy
Plot: starting over, introspection, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, hopes, down on your luck, workplace, profanity, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 379
Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, redemption, human nature, addiction, family problems, couples, estrangement, once promising, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
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Life in Flight (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Will is a rising star in New York City architecture, managing a tough project and negotiating to join an important firm. He rarely smiles. His wife Catherine is on the rise as well, as the social engine of his success. They have a son, about eight. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: father son relationship, divorce, troubled marriage, marital strife, introspection, parents and children, family life, family relations, family problems, couples, midlife crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 38
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, pregnancy, terminal illness, tragic hero, couples, family problems, best friends, hopes, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.6
 14K
Factotum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, USA, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along ...
Style: serious, realistic, philosophical, humorous, meditative ...
Plot: unemployment, gambling, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, writer's life, lifestyle, down on your luck, bookies, life is a bitch, society, horse race, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 533
Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, self discovery, homecoming, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 3K
Every Day (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ned (Liev Schreiber) is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. His work as a writer on an outrageous, semi-pornographic TV show is less than satisfying. His fifteen year old son has just told him he is gay and his eleven year old is afraid of, well ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, prom, parents and children, family life, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, marital problem, couple relations, father son relationship, infidelity, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, young lovers, romance, parents and children, depression, compassion, desperation, jail, self discovery, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, romance, life turned upside down, breakup, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Learning to Drive (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: love and romance, driving lesson, elderly, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, friendship, husband wife relationship, adultery, illegal immigrant, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 88K
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, astronaut, terminal illness, family relations, loss of daughter, opposites attract, single mother, bittersweet, couples, favoritism among siblings, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, usa, louisiana, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family problems, introspection, relationships, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, dinner, starting over, honest, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, last wish, estrangement, parents and children, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, starting over, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 5K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, siblings relations, family life, couples, family problems, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 14K
Breathe In (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, midlife crisis, family relations, teacher student relationship, family problems, couples, under the surface, human nature, introspection, unfulfillment, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 16K
Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, womanizer, loneliness, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, introspection, hopes, couples, family problems, mental illness, haunted by the past, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 1K
Testosterone (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him and his editor, Louise, is hounding him. Instead of ...
Style: serious, realistic, dark humor, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: breakup, obsession, brother sister relationship, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, gender, love and romance, gay couple, estrangement, couples, siblings relations, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, friendship, siblings relations, parents separation, sex scene, female writer, infidelity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kings & Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, parents and children, couple relations, destiny, single parent, life is a bitch, musician's life, love and romance, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 42K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, party, family relations, hit by a car, fishing, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, family life, dealing with death, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, career change, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, breakup, break up, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%