Movies like Bruno

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Bruno (2000)
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, flamboyance
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, friendship, prodigy, parents and children, family life, hopes, family problems, society, eccentric family, friends, family relations, love and romance, suburban life, suburbs, boxing, school, angel, genius, misfit, racial slur, nun, divorce, cemetery ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Bruno

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, youth and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Bruno: The Debut (2000), Crooklyn (1994), Jack the Bear (1993), Unstrung Heroes (1995), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: culture clash, high school, racism, coming of age, siblings relations, youth, coming out, nightlife, family life, eccentric family, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, teenage life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, single parent, school, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: tv show, single parent, kidnapping, widower, photo album, redemption, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, death in the family, family life, racism, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, parents and children, love and romance, solace, family life, family problems, eccentric family, couples, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. St├ęphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, parents and children, follow your dream, teenage life, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, society, high school life, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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 ⇓
77%
 6.6
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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, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friends, divorce, family life, family relations, meaningful kiss, coming of age, crumbling marriage, parents and children, friendship, couples, family problems, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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 ⇓
74%
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, teenagers, loneliness, shyness, vacation, summer, youth, teenage life, family problems, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, family life, family relations, human nature, family gatherings, love and romance, sisters ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, family problems, self discovery, youth, on the run, family relations, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, dysfunctional family, maid, teenage life, social relations, power relations, family relations, couples, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: touching, semi serious, dark humor, family saga, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, haunted by the past, youth, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, social relations, teenage boy, coming of age, father son relationship, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, death, family in crisis, couples, family life, family problems, eccentric family, family relations, teenage life, romance, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, family problems, disorder, family life, self discovery, nothing goes right, parents and children, down on your luck, couple relations, siblings relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, blind ambition, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, family relations, ambition, single parent, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, hollywood, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
65%
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Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, college dropout, family problems, coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, on the run, mute or deaf, social misfits, dealing with death, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, human nature, friends, addiction, contests and competitions, fall in love, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, family life, coming of age, love and romance, friendship, human nature, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, emotional
Plot: friends, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, teenage love, family relations, coming of age, wooing, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, dysfunctional family, misfit, human nature, eccentric family, family problems, couples, family life, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 304
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, nothing goes right, teenage life, love and romance, hopes, social misfits, immigrants, disorder, buddies, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.9
 11K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, dysfunctional family, family problems, eccentric family, single parent, terminal illness, family life, looking for love, parents and children, hopes, family gatherings, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, coming of age, society, human nature, betrayal, addiction, high school, life is a bitch, social misfits, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, family life, family problems, addiction, drug abuse, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: biracial, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, death in the family, human nature, interracial relations, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, hopes, follow your dream, workplace, coming of age, job seeking, disorder, older man younger man relationship, graduation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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