Movies like The Castle

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The Castle (1997)
 7.7
 14K
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, cult film ...
Plot: airport, australian, family relations, fighting the system, family life, against the odds, family in crisis, misfit, parents and children, single parent, palaces castles and temples, justice, court, kickboxing, mother son relationship, suburbs, gem, society, disorder, eccentric family, kickboxer, court case, family history, underdog, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, beirut lebanon, melbourne australia

Most similar movies to The Castle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mentor, storytelling, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Castle: Soft Fruit (1999), Introducing the Dwights (2007), The Sum of Us (1994), Parenthood (1989), Max Dugan Returns (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, single parent, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, disability, eccentric family, family life, youth, parents and children, mentally challenged, misfit, sexual relations, siblings relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: father son relationship, gay, 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 ⇓
85%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 43K
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, teenage life, supportive parent, living with parents, siblings relations, parenting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, hopes, family problems, single parent, estrangement, family life, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, brazil, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.7
 4K
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, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, van, working class, suburbs, family life, partners, single parent, buddies, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, nothing goes right, disorder, family problems, family life, self discovery, down on your luck, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, theft, cinderella story, small town, follow your dream, family disapproval, looking for love, leaving home, self esteem, misfit, social awkwardness, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
77%
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: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, parents and children, family life, family problems, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Efficiency Expert (1992)
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, humorous, clever, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family business, factory, fish out of water, culture clash, downsizing, big business, misfit, society, love and romance, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 7K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, human nature, family gatherings, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 17K
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, islam, family relations, muslim, tradition, arranged marriage, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, society, family life, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, 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 ⇓
75%
 7.4
 18K
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, parents and children, family relations, aging, elderly, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 6K
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: toilet, working class, society, family relations, friends, buddies, friendship, parent child relationship, misfit, cleaner, plumber, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, nashville tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 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, dark humor, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, mental illness, dysfunctional family, hitchhiker, satire, suburbs, family life, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
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 ⇓
74%
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, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, hopes, couples, love affair, human nature, transsexual, nothing goes right, parents and children, love and romance, eccentric family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 1K
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, prodigy, family life, parents and children, hopes, society, eccentric family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, 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, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, best friends, fall in love, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit ...
Time: 90s, year 1977, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, massachusetts, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 15K
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, space travel, small town, moon landing, moon, outer space, hopes, ambition, human spirit, social relations, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 9K
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 ⇓
71%
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, humorous, psychological
Plot: family gatherings, homecoming, reunion, destiny, family problems, murder, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, love and romance, couple relations, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, arkansas, switzerland, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, psychologist, therapy, fall in love, romance, mysterious character, hidden identity, starting over, small town life, power relations, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, couple relations, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, society, crumbling marriage, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, immigrants, family relations, gays and lesbians, culture clash, family, lifestyle, eccentric family, family tradition, meet the parents, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, family life, starting over, parents and children, romance, human nature, siblings relations, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, chance meeting, brawl, rooftop, suburbs, infidelity, overbearing, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%