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Movies similar to Mistress America (2015): Scent of a Woman, Patti Cake$, The Fundamentals of Caring, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Mr. Church, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Gran Torino, Wonderstruck, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Undone.

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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersBlind, Family, Friends, Disabled people, Students
PlotTango, Time travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Holidays, Depression, Fate, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching, Fascinating, Inspirational

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

Patti Cake$ (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Mothers, Photographers, Singers, Guitarists
PlotLove, Art, Money, Depression, Computers, Hip Hop, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs
TimeHalloween

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersWriters, Friends, Disabled people, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Hatred, Creation, Travel, Death, Depression, Justice, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersMothers, Fathers, Pilots
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Dreams, Loneliness, Travel
PlaceUSA
StyleFor sleep

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Mr. Church (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFriends, Mothers, Family, Single mothers, Terminally ill
PlotFate, Cancer, Dancing, Love, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, College
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

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.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Friends, Students, Terminally ill
PlotCancer, Depression, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching, To cry, Smart

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 unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Gran Torino (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Family, Neighbors, Veterans, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Skirmishes, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Makes me think

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Wonderstruck (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersMothers, Fathers, Wolves, Models, Orphans, Actors
PlotLove, Loneliness, Chase
PlaceNew York, USA

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, Meaning of life, Relationship
PlaceUSA

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.

Undone (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Friends, Girlfriends, Fathers
PlotLove, Loneliness, Time travel, Investigation, Death, Mental disorders, Superpowers
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleExciting, Touching

After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

Green Book (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersDrivers, Friends, Musicians, Police, Pianists
PlotMoney, Travel, Loneliness, Gambling, On real events
PlaceNew York, USA, Hotels
TimeNew Year
StyleOscars, Fascinating, Light

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Landline (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Friends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotMystery
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleSmart

A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan during the 1990s discovers that her father is having an affair.

I'm Not Here (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersMothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Depression, Loneliness, Pursuit, Death, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching, Heavy

A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.

Wonder Wheel (2017)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Betrayal, Mental disorders
PlaceNew York, USA, Beach
TimeSummer
StyleMakes me think, Tense, Disturbing

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

Strange Weather (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Singers, Single mothers
PlotWeapon, Investigation, Depression, Computers, Shopping, Travel, Internet
PlaceCollege

Years after her son's suicide, a woman longs to confront both the past and a friend of his who took his business idea.

Lovesong (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotTravel, Dancing, Depression, Wedding, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Night Clubs

Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding.

Frequency (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersPolice, Friends, Mothers, Fathers, Serial killers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Fate, Time machine
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, Tense

Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersFamily, Writers, Friends, Mothers, Single mothers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTouching

Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.

Grandma (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Pregnant, Lesbians, Writers
PlotTravel, Revenge, Depression, Money, Computers, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Tense

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 future.

People, Places, Things (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTwins, Students, Teachers, Writers
PlotDivorce, Money, Mystery, Loneliness, Happiness
StyleTouching

Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.




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