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, family relations, pursuit, friends, love and romance, suburbs, suburban life, bittersweet, gay, female director, boxing, school, angel, genius, misfit ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Bruno

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, youth and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Bruno: Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), The Debut (2000), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Crooklyn (1994), Foreign Letters (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie 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: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, society, youth, friendship, teenage life, family problems, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, hopes, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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95%
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, high school, culture clash, friendship, school, couples, looking for love, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, eccentric family, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, family relations, parents and children, urban, school, single parent, couple relations, family problems, teenage life, jazz musician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, introspection, friendship, teenage life, hopes, fish out of water, youth, culture clash, society, immigrants, family life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: tv show, single parent, alcohol abuse, kidnapping, photo album, widower, child abduction, bittersweet, redemption, dysfunctional family, death in the family, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, semi serious, witty, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, culture clash, follow your dream, hopes, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, friendship, teenage life, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family relations, mental illness, family life, family problems, human nature, misfit, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, 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 ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
69%
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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 ⇓
68%
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Bear Cub (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, however, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: gay parent, custody, eccentric family, family life, family problems, youth, society, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, aids, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family problems, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, loan, self discovery, youth, on the run ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, witty, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: teenage love, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, best friends, love and romance, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, teenager, teenagers, shyness, vacation, summer, family problems, teenage life, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
66%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, death, family gatherings, siblings relations, family in crisis, romance, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 105
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: humorous, touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, youth, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, single parent, child as adult, couples, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 988
Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, young heroes, social differences, against the odds, longing, society, working class, youth, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.5
 442
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, youth, family relations, buddies, lifestyle, society, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, parents and children, youth, teenage life, family problems, social relations, teenage boy, coming of age, family relations, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
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A Bag of Hammers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, friendship, single parent, criminal, misfit, fight, bully, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, family relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, family life, human nature, family gatherings, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, blind ambition, family problems, underdog, pregnancy, parents and children, ambition, child illness, family relations, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, eccentric family, siblings relations, self discovery, youth, single parent, strong female presence, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 3K
West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: touching, feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, looking for love, love and romance, youth, family tradition, family problems, teenage life, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 452
Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, prodigy, family life, family problems, couples, eccentric family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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