Movies like The Castle

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The Castle (1997)
 7.7
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their home.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, not serious, compassionate, talky, entertaining, melancholic, surprise ending ...
Plot: airport, family relations, family life, fighting the system, family in crisis, against the odds, misfit, parents and children, single parent, australian, justice, court, kickboxing, mother son relationship, suburbs, society, gem, disorder, eccentric family, disney, kickboxer, court case, family history, underdog, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, beirut lebanon, melbourne australia

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Most similar movies to The Castle

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, dysfunctional family, family life, storytelling, mentor and father son relationship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Castle: The Dish (2000), Kenny (2006), Soft Fruit (1999), Introducing the Dwights (2007), The Sum of Us (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Dish (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of how the Parkes Radio Telescope was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, moon landing, moon, space travel, small town, outer space, friendship, ambition, hopes, social relations, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: australia, new south wales
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100%
 7.2
 7K
Kenny (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, buddies, friends, friendship, parent child relationship, misfit, plumber, adaptation, existentialism, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, nashville tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 551
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, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, couples, estrangement, family problems, bittersweet, single parent, unfulfillment, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Introducing the Dwights (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, disability, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, sexual relations, misfit, mentally challenged, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, widower, gay son, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 49K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, living with parents, supportive parent, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 5K
The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, friends, single parent, nothing goes right, buddies, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, family life, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 476
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, hopes, love and romance, prodigy, couples, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: police detective, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, estrangement, couples, single parent, cons and scams, eccentric family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, brazil, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, leaving home, theft, small town, family disapproval, looking for love, self esteem, social awkwardness, homecoming, family life, misfit, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, bali, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 20K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 2K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: biracial, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, human nature, siblings relations, death in the family, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 5K
Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, satire, hitchhiker, suburbs, family life, youth, siblings relations, dark humor, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 8K
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, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, bittersweet, family problems, couples, workaholic, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 2K
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, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, family problems, single parent, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, couples, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance, society, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 19K
East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, tradition, family relations, muslim, islam, arranged marriage, family problems, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, society, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, husband wife relationship, family history, hypocrisy, irony, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 10K
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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, romance, misfit, best friends, fall in love, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, milwaukee wisconsin, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, starting over, fall in love, romance, power relations, hidden identity, mysterious character, small town life, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, psychological, humorous
Plot: homecoming, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, destiny, murder, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, love and romance, murder suspect, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas, alabama, california, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, track down, life turned upside down, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, family life, humour, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, factory, fish out of water, culture clash, family business, big business, downsizing, factory worker, disorder, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, life & death, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, love, romance, starting over, parents and children, family life, couples, human nature, couple relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, sex aid, single parent, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%