Movies like Boys on the Side

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Boys on the Side (1995)
 6.5
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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 to pick up Robin's friend Holly, who is trying to escape an abusive relationship. With three distinct personalities, the women must overcome their differences to help one another.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, tear jerker, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, road trip, lesbian, on the road, self discovery, terminal illness, female friendship, domestic violence, murder, abusive boyfriend, bittersweet, partners, feminism, couples, unlikely partners, gender, gays and lesbians, strong female presence, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, profanity, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, new york, los angeles, pakistan, san diego california, tucson arizona, st. louis missouri ...

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Most similar movies to Boys on the Side

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, unlikely friendships, relationships, friendship and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Boys on the Side: Steel Magnolias (1989), The Opposite of Sex (1997), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Tumbleweeds (1999), Muriel's Wedding (1994). 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, social relations, small town life, friendship between women ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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100%
The Opposite of Sex (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: dark humor, witty, sexy, sexual, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, chase, suburbs, repression, family relations, aids, stock broker, teacher, death, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, las vegas, los angeles, palm springs california, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gender bending, gay, friendship, gay slur, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, cross country, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, single parent, female protagonist, vacation, romance, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, unfulfillment, society, strong female presence, looking for love, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, san francisco, usa, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, arizona, tennessee, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, theft, cinderella story, small town, looking for love, family disapproval, leaving home, social awkwardness, self esteem, romance, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, bali
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27%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenager, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, leukemia, high school student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, secret past, class differences, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: grief, widow, female friendship, death of husband, romance, friendship, bittersweet, performer's life, family problems, friends, support group, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Walking and Talking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill ...
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, youth, loneliness, female friendship, phone sex, mole, sex, psychologist, cat, women, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
 5.0
 21K
The Women (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into ...
Style: witty, humorous, entertaining, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, friendship, infidelity, family problems, divorce, society, friendship between women, female friendship, mother daughter relationship, women, beauty salon, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, united states, connecticut, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 8K
Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, introspection, drug dealing, unfulfillment, cancer, gay, homosexual, dentist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, amsterdam, canada, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 76K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: realistic, feel good, entertaining, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, party, swinger, hollywood, starting over, friendship, clubbing, friends, buddies, comedian, machismo, self esteem ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: aging, abortion, road trip, on the road, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, teenager, friendship, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, teenage love, self discovery, single parent, best friends, romance, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, massachusetts, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 6K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, celibacy, aids, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, destiny, gender, lifestyle, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 96K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, drinking, drinking alcohol, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 23K
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, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, death of mother, childhood friend, female friendship, love and romance, rise to the top, best friends, parents and children, couple relations, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Alive and Kicking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, friendship, pregnancy, bittersweet, romance, plague, couples, friends, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, athens greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 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, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, mentally challenged, misfit, confession, basketball ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, rehearsal, ballet, bittersweet, male nudity, love and romance, couples, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 44K
Waitress (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, waitress, cooking and food, pregnancy, friendship, marriage, marital problem, doctor, diary, letter, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, character study, human spirit, loneliness, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
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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: cooking, friendship, family, life philosophy, storytelling, relationships, book, family bonds, terminal illness, destiny, cook, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, architect, adultery, gay, infidelity, couples, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, romance, relationships, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 61K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%