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Careful (1992)
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Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of butler student Johann lusting after his mother (an old flame of the mysterious Count Knotkers) and Klara's attraction to her father (who lusts after his other daughter), leading to duels and suicidal plunges galore. All this is shot in the style of an early German sound film, complete with intertitles, deliberately crackly soundtrack and 'hand-tinted' colour effects.
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, offbeat, serious, avant garde, talky, art house ...
Plot: family problems, village, ghost, expressionism, incest, family relations, repression, parents and children, family life, village life, society, master and servant, unfulfillment, surrealism, school, mountain, teacher, suicide, avalanche, miner, nobleman, fear, father daughter incest, duel, butler ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: mine, swiss alps, tokyo, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and surreal films with plots about family relations, parents and children, loneliness, brutality, storytelling, family problems and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Careful: Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988), Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Tuvalu (1999), Spanking the Monkey (1994), Leolo (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old.
Style: surreal, offbeat, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: expressionism, hospital, family relations, power relations, human nature, deadly, doctors and patients, village life, parents and children, plague, seagull, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: iceland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, social misfits, family relations, eccentric family, family problems, dogma, clergy, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
Tuvalu (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a dilapidated indoor swimming pool (the Central Baths in Sofia), the film details the efforts of Anton, a clueless dreamer who yearns to sail the world, and Martha, the button obsessed cashier, to maintain the illusion for Anton's blind ...
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, siblings relations, love and romance, love affair, romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children, family relations, couples, swimming pool, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.5
 6K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, insanity, youth, animal life, eccentric family, family problems, mentally unstable, parents and children, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Together with his teenage sister and a horde of orphans, young Guy Maddin lazes away his under-stimulated youth on the mysterious island he will someday inherit. In the lighthouse orphanage in which they all live, their every move is watched over by ...
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: child abuse, island, orphan, investigation, abandoned, treatment, parallel world, family life, mad, adoption, family relations, dying ...
Place: canada, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, clever, psychological, witty, talky ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, mental illness, thanksgiving, brother sister incest, twins, brother sister relationship, parents and children, obsession, assassination, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 4K
Sitcom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, dysfunctional family, s&m, suburban life, family in crisis, suburbs, unfulfillment, love and romance, gays and lesbians, family problems, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: ancient greece, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Story of Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Maroons, and son of a local hairdresser/abortion doctor. Guy tries to overcome his own cowardice (and multiple head-knocks) as he navigates through a dream-like Winnipeg.
Style: sexual, offbeat, surreal, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, museum, abortion, vengeance, murder, ice hockey, couples, small town, obsession, family relations, social relations, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 3K
Kissed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.
Style: disturbing, sexual, psychological, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, necrophilia, couples, youth, romance, destructive relationship, love and romance, sexual relations, love affair, sex, suicide, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, village, murder, factory, warning, village life, curses spells and rituals, dream, surrealism, mountain, existentialism, art ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 1K
Keyhole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, gangsters, escapades, crimes, parents and children, violence, haunted house, ghost, caught having sex, battle of the sexes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 11K
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, captivity, cult, torture, mistaken identity, self discovery, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, society, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, village, social relations, family relations, dysfunctional family, family life, youth, self discovery, misfit, forbidden love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, usa, europe, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, christmas, eccentric family, family life, nothing goes right, siblings relations, single parent, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bed & Breakfast (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life changes for three woman who run a failing hotel, when a mysterious man washes up at the beach.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, captivating, light ...
Plot: romance, parents and children, family life, family problems, mysterious character, beach, generation gap, memory loss, fall in love, love and romance, cons and scams, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 3K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, siblings relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, psychopath, eccentric family, family problems, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, crumbling marriage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: pregnancy, classical music, friendship, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: grief, death of husband, widow, romance, friendship, family relations, friends, family problems, death in the family, couples, college, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 7.6
 89K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: humorous, psychological, twists and turns, touching, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, village, ghost, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, therapy, aspiring actor, hollywood, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, family problems, actor's life, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Secret Laughter of Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Nigeria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Oscar-winner Colin Firth stars in this heart-warming cross-cultural romantic comedy set in the idyllic South of France. Nimi, a beautiful Nigerian single mother to son Sammy, is under pressure from her family to find a suitable husband and who ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious
Plot: single parent, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, family problems, couples, dealing with death, looking for love, estrangement, homecoming, social differences, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 5K
Footnote (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his ...
Style: stylized, clever, tragicomedy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, ambition, unfulfillment, parents and children, academy, moral dilemma, family feud, family problems, ego clash, estrangement, unsupportive parent, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, obsession, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, isolation, life is a bitch, village, sexual relations, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, family life, family problems, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, parents and children, misfit, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, offbeat, serious, avant garde ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, fighting the system, chaos and mayhem, mental institution, rebelliousness, society, human nature, misfit, destruction, animal cruelty, teacher ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 575
1-900 (1994)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sarah, 30, single, well educated, likes art, places a voice ad for phone sex, inviting replies from men under 35, sturdy and sensual. Wilbert, a chubby middle aged architect, leaves a message that he is Thomas, 32 and well formed. A week later, she ...
Style: sexual, sexy, clever, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: phone sex, lifestyle, family problems, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, sexual relations, thirtysomething life, architect, orgasm, male masturbation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: obsession, hairdresser, suicide, sex, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, destructive relationship, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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