Movies like Brooklyn Lobster

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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
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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, bittersweet, court hearing, wedding ring, semi autobiographical
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 problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, dysfunctional family, family life and couple relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Brooklyn Lobster: The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Two Weeks (2006), Happy Hour (2003), Isn't It Delicious (2013), Newlyweds (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, homecoming, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, eccentric family, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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95%
 6.4
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, dysfunctional family, homecoming, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, addiction, redemption, couples, looking for love, going straight, family problems, estrangement, once promising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: touching, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, family problems, self discovery, bittersweet, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 2K
Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, siblings relations, city life, friendship, society, urban, newlyweds
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations, couple relations, family in crisis, couples, christmas, priest, winter, christmas dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, christian film
Plot: family life, family problems, couples, family relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, marriage, gospel, black romance, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: terminal illness, last wish, gays and lesbians, love and romance, nothing goes right, human nature, family relations, family life, couples, bittersweet, obsession, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 819
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, romance, family relations, couples, city life, golden years, introspection, urban, breakup, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, suburbs, family relations, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, terminal illness, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.4
 1K
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: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, single parent, culture clash, youth, parents and children, family in crisis, suburbs, prank, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 7K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, human nature, family gatherings, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 501
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, realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, single parent, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 568
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, self discovery, on the road, best friends, introspection, human nature, looking for love, parents and children, hopes, family business, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: estrangement, addiction, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, hopes, friendship, bittersweet, best friends, family problems, family life, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, parents and children, youth, estrangement, family problems, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, city life, unfulfillment, urban, couples
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, therapy, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, society, family relations, estrangement, comedy of errors, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family problems, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 934
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, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, father son relationship, heart attack, human nature, introspection, ego clash, estrangement, family relations, pregnancy, terminal illness, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 485
Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: friends, divorce, family life, couples, family problems, best friends, coming of age, parents and children, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, friendship, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, social decay, family life, suburban life, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, society, human nature, stuttering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, on the road, family life, family problems, family in crisis, golden years, human nature, gender, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: humorous, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, breakup, family problems, dishonesty, couples, human spirit, human nature, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, lottery, widow, bittersweet, depression, strong female presence, family problems, couples, death in the family, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.2
 420
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: psychological, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, couples, suburbs, family life, eccentric family, family problems, prodigy, suburban life, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 124
All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, human nature, couple relations, family gatherings, family problems, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, society, physical appearance, family problems, couples, parents and children, couple relations, religions or cults, gays and lesbians, gender, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 1K
The Motel (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: human nature, family problems, youth, hotel, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, power relations, misfit, male female relationship, friendship between men, mother son relationship, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: witty, humorous, offbeat, touching, clever ...
Plot: elderly, reunion, eccentric family, cross country, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, family in crisis, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%