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, touching, feel good, realistic, not serious, surprise ending, funny, clever, satirical, talky ...
Plot: airport, australian, kickboxing, court, family relations, misfit, fighting the system, parents and children, family life, against the odds, gem, society, single parent, disorder, family in crisis, eccentric family, palaces castles and temples, suburbs, kickboxer, court case, underdog, family history, justice, storytelling, love ...
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, dysfunctional family, storytelling, father son relationship, dialogue, culture clash and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Castle: Soft Fruit (1999), The Sum of Us (1994), Introducing the Dwights (2007), Muriel's Wedding (1994), Parenthood (1989). 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, 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 ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gays and lesbians, youth, human nature, gender, family relations, looking for love, parents and children, love and romance, grandmother, male male kiss ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, single parent, siblings relations, aging, misfit, family relations, parents and children, romance, sexual relations, youth, coming of age, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, realistic, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, theft, cinderella story, small town, family disapproval, looking for love, leaving home, follow your dream, romance, hopes, homecoming, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.0
 42K
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 life, single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, eccentric family, youth, living with parents, supportive parent, siblings relations, teenage life, parenting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, semi serious, clever, touching ...
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, family business, factory, downsizing, big business, society, misfit, workplace situations, love and romance, family relations, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.9
 448
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: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, homecoming, family relations, starting over, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, prodigy, family problems, couples, family life, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, family life, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 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, touching, feel good, semi serious, toilet humor ...
Plot: toilet, australian, working class, knight, parents and children, humble, buddies, family relations, friends, friendship, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: humorous, touching, feel good, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, small town, moon landing, moon, outer space, ambition, social relations, human spirit, hopes, underdog, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
75%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, van, working class, family relations, friends, human nature, society, misfit, nothing goes right, parents and children, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: police detective, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, parents and children, cons and scams, single parent, family relations, estrangement, family life, couples, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, brazil, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychological
Plot: homecoming, parents and children, reunion, murder, family problems, destiny, family life, eccentric family, couple relations, love and romance, family gatherings, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, arkansas, florida, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
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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: humorous, witty, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, arranged marriage, muslim, tradition, family life, generation gap, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, europe, northern england, london, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: poet, fame, money, politics, writer's life, murder, love and romance, suburban life, working class, eccentric family, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
71%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, dark humor, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, couples, family relations, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, nothing goes right, love and romance, parents and children, eccentric family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 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, offbeat, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: anti conformity, hitchhiker, nanny, mental illness, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family life, family problems, youth, misfit, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, society, hopes, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, sentimental, feel good, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: biracial, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, death in the family, human nature, interracial relations, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
70%
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, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, infidelity, overbearing, self discovery, family relations, lifestyle, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 35K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, siblings relations, parents and children, nursing, family in crisis, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 29K
City Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, emotional, witty ...
Plot: stripper, warden, deception, audition, eccentric family, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, teenage boy, neighbor, student, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 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, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, infidelity, coming of age, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, romance, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
 7.0
 8K
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, parents and children, urban, teenage life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, single parent, school, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 2K
Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: humorous, touching, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, family problems, death in the family, drinking, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: humorous, realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, romance, fall in love, mysterious character, power relations, starting over, small town life, hidden identity, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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