Movies like Brooklyn Lobster

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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
 6.3
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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family business, family relations, couple relations, restaurant, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, bank, society, human nature, couples, working class, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, countryside, unfulfillment, save the day, family in crisis, estrangement, court hearing
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Brooklyn Lobster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, couples, unfulfillment, family life and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Lobster: Two Weeks (2006), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Happy Hour (2003), Isn't It Delicious (2013), Nothing Like the Holidays (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, airport, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, siblings relations, dealing with death, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, homecoming, estrangement, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: offbeat, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family life, family problems, estrangement, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
 353
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, human nature, looking for love, couples, family problems, going straight, terminal illness, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, family relations, marriage, drugs, gospel, black romance, christian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family problems, family life, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, siblings relations, lesbian interest, partial female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, homecoming, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, christmas, winter, priest, christmas dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, parents and children, family in crisis, teenage life, kids in trouble, family relations, estrangement, juvenile delinquency, family problems, family life, youth, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 556
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, golden years, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, friends, on the road, best friends, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Looking for Hortense (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, talky, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family relations, society, couples, family problems, disorder, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 811
Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, urban, human nature, lifestyle, starting over, single parent, breakup, family relations, couples, city life, unfulfillment, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, couple relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 85
Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, suburbs, suburban life, gays and lesbians, family relations, family life, family problems, social decay, society, human nature, unfulfillment, awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 1K
Garbo Talks (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A New York accountant (Ron Silver) sets out to grant his dying mother's last wish--to meet film star Greta Garbo. Sidney Lumet's bittersweet 1984 comedy also stars Anne Bancroft, Catherine Hicks, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Fierstein, Howard Da ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: last wish, terminal illness, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, gays and lesbians, on the road, obsession, family life, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 498
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family relations, terminal illness, family life, eccentric family, family problems, siblings relations, family gatherings, suburbs, unfulfillment, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 381
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: offbeat, realistic, dark humor, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family problems, family life, youth, suburban life, parents and children, suburbs, couple relations, crumbling marriage, high school, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 6K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, family problems, couples, family relations, coma, workaholic, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 992
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: prank, suburban life, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, society, family life, family gatherings, golden years, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, unfulfillment, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, woman, couples, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, babies and infants, legends and myths, parents and children, family relations, missing person, couples, family problems, innocence lost, family life, self discovery, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, family problems, coming out, family gatherings, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, clergy, gender, society, family relations, family vacation, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: realistic, offbeat, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: family in crisis, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, on the road, reunion, parents and children, golden years, elderly, family problems, eccentric family, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, cross country, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 891
Memories of Me (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, heart attack, father son relationship, life is a bitch, parents and children, child as adult, family life, family problems, ego clash, couples, introspection, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, family problems, family life, friendship, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, estrangement, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, terminal illness, clinic ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: couple relations, hopes, crumbling marriage, human spirit, unfulfillment, dishonesty, couples, disorder, family problems, breakup, infidelity, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: americana, society, campaign, family relations, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, midlife crisis, political candidate, election campaign, political campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: clever, emotional, semi serious, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, family relations, visitation rights, love and romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, redemption, couples, family problems, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 102
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, child as adult, midlife crisis, single parent, youth, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family problems, family life, disorder, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, golden years, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 181
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: serious, humorous, clever, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, parents and children, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family gatherings, unsupportive spouse, dysfunctional family, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%