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Carbon Copy (1981)
 5.6
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Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, clever, biting, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious, funny, melancholic, bad ending ...
Plot: illegitimate son, teenage life, youth, family relations, racism, parents and children, injustice, interracial relations, family life, discrimination, farce, social differences, society, opposites attract, suburban life, disorder, suburbs, parent child relationship, basketball, racial slur, african american, wealth, poverty, snob, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and semi serious films with plots about family relations, society, culture clash, parents and children, runaway, storytelling and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Carbon Copy: Watermelon Man (1970), Where the Heart Is (1990), Good Fences (2003), The Debut (2000), Smile (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, biting, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, switching roles, suburbs, suburban life, interracial relations, doctors and patients, nosy, restaurant, friendship, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, light ...
Plot: homelessness, fashion, farce, social differences, society, family problems, family life, disorder, parents and children, save the day, family relations, real estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.4
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: realistic, biting, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: racism, misfit, lifestyle, society, interracial relations, teenage life, couple relations, suburban life, crumbling marriage, lottery, high school life, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 606
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 ⇓
71%
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 7.1
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, social relations, family relations, small town, parents and children, contests and competitions, love and romance, couple relations, teenage life, mischievous children, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, social misfits, fall in love, teenage life, romance, parents and children, suburbs, opposites attract, youth, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Auntie Danielle (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, biting, cynical, witty ...
Plot: elderly, family relations, society, family problems, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, master and servant, suburban life, uninvited guest, golden years, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, store, society, suburbs, suburban life, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, crimes of passion, family problems, handgun, lasersight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, filmmaking, hollywood, anti conformity, showbiz, actor's life, columnist, disorder, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, single parent, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: biting, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: workplace situations, ambition, family relations, coming of age, working class, ghetto, human nature, society, misfit, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, rich and poor ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
47%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, social decay, disorder, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, estrangement, screenwriter, struggling actor, suburbs, writer's life, family gatherings, single parent, filmmaking, elderly, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 604
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: witty, cynical, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, couples, disorder, road not taken, suburbs, contests and competitions, suburban life, family relations, murder, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
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School Daze (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.
Style: realistic, biting, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, university, college life, coming of age, buddies, social differences, society, interracial relations, contests and competitions, r&b, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: sentimental, clever, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: college life, skyscraper, society, lifestyle, human nature, college, school, family life, military life, teenage life, dedicated educator, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, self discovery, hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, family relations, youth, single parent, artists and showbiz, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 2K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, tv show, society, disorder, nothing goes right, family relations, husband wife relationship, reality tv, media, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
 6.5
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: audition, showbiz, tv show, pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, media satire, nothing goes right, regret, network ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, misfit, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships, movie business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, immigrants, parents and children, golden years, misfit, human nature, society, family relations, family life, fish out of water, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 45K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, high school life, lifestyle, teachers and students, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 2K
Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: offbeat, witty, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family life, family problems, eccentric family, couples, mental illness, family relations, storm, dysfunctional, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
 7.5
 4K
The Toy (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social differences, rich and poor, family relations, mischievous children, society, toys, screwball, disorder, youth, parents and children, power relations, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 4K
High Hopes (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering ...
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: working class, liberal, yuppie, babies and infants, friendship, hippie, culture clash, pregnancy, family relations, politics, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 944
Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: offbeat, witty, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: suburban life, parents and children, mischievous children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family relations, actor's life, society, showbiz, lifestyle, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%