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Times Have Been Better (2006)
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Times Have Been Better (2006)
Original name: Le ciel sur la tête
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving in with his beau, 30ish banker Jérémy (Arnaud Binard) decides to let the cat out of the bag, telling his unsuspecting parents, Guy (Bernard Le Coq) and Rosine (Charlotte de Turckheim), that he's gay. Though they've always envisioned themselves as enlightened, the news staggers Guy and Rosine -- who are determined to get to the root of Jérémy's homosexuality. Olivier Guéritée also stars in this delicious French farce.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming out, gays and lesbians, parents and children, society, family problems, family in crisis, gender, farce, photographer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, gay interest, mother son relationship, studying, gay son, gay brother, gay bar
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france

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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, family problems, couples, gays and lesbians, couple relations and gender mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Times Have Been Better: Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! (2009), Together Is Too Much (2010), Merci Dr Rey! (2002), Let My People Go! (2011), With a Little Help from Myself (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Comedy - Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay parent, jewish family, family problems, family relations, couples, society, gender, coming out, family in crisis, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Together Is Too Much (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Imagine, if you will, a somewhat contented married woman finding out her husband's infidelity during the celebration of a birthday party. That is what happens to Marie-France, when her husband, Henri, pulls out panties from his pocket to be ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, uninvited guest, family relations, couples, parent getting married, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, grandmother granddaughter relationship, unhappiness, mother in law, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Merci Dr Rey! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young phone-sex addict goes to a therapist who herself has died and a psychotic patient is in her place.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: murder, love and romance, farce, comedy of errors, parents and children, voyeurism, hidden identity, police investigation, family relations, gay son, gender bending, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Let My People Go! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everyone knows that Ruben is Jewish, gay, half-French, half-Finnish, an ungrateful son and disappointing lover, a thief who can’t help himself, and possibly a murderer to boot. The only person who doesn't know who Ruben is is Ruben himself. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, gays and lesbians, society, religions or cults, family problems, homecoming, siblings relations, farce, gender, disorder, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family problems, family life, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, dark humor, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Ultimate Accessory (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Aleksandra and Cyrille, a prominent, trendy, and very well-off Parisian couple, whose life is not quite the same after seven-year-old Alekseï from Russia suddenly pops up in their 100% cashmere, childless home. Aleksandra soon realises ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, light ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, adoption, life turned upside down, disorder, family in crisis, couple relations, celebrity culture, female nudity, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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He Is My Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dix ans après L'Homme est une femme comme les autres, Simon Eskenazy est devenu un grand interprète de musique traditionnelle juive. Il voit successivement débarquer sa mère envahissante, son ex-femme, son fils de 10 ans qu'il n'a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, couple relations, gender, society, musician's life, lifestyle, transvestism, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, youth, gender, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 13K
Loose Cannons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, family business, lifestyle, gay son, family secret, family disapproval, family life, parents and children, love affair, family values, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Hate My Best Friends' Kids (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A month of vacation with friends: difficult to bear the kids of his friends, especially when the methods of education differ and that some prove to be unbearable.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, sex scene, motherhood, summer vacation, friendship, female nudity, sex on floor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, society, gender, coming out, brother brother relationship, family vacation, brother brother conflict, gay, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Max (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is 6 years old. She lives with her dad Toni, a small time crook with a golden heart. For Xmas, Max offers him Rose, a call-girl found on the street whom she’s very fond of. Despite the complicated situation, Toni’s gonna have a hard time ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, unlikely couple, starting over, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, romance, society, redemption, hopes, bittersweet, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 2K
Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Babou's daughter refuses to invite her mother to her wedding, prompting Babou to begin life anew.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, optimism, hopes, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, wedding, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 245
Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, gender, couples, fall in love, contests and competitions, ambition, dancer's life, sister sister relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Me, Myself and Mum (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: How to become a man when your mother and your closed circle have decided otherwise? This is the challenge Guillaume took up. The film recounts Guillaume's tragicomic battle from the young age of eight, as he adopts the role of a girl then of a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: identity crisis, family relations, youth, actor's life, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, unsupportive parent, parents and children, masturbation, gay slur, gay stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nothing goes right, family life, domestic disturbance, couple relations, family problems, couples, countryside, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, silly humor, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
All That Glitters (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ely and Lila are like sisters. They know each other since childhood,they share everything and dream of a better life.they live in the same suburb, 10mn from Paris. Today,Ely and Lila dont want to be 10mn away from their life anymore.from small ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, lifestyle, best friends, ambition, society, couple relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, racism, wedding, family relations, racist, marriage, parents and children, couples, verbal byplay, family in crisis, couple relations, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Caruso, Zero for Conduct (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A movie directed by F.Nuti
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching
Plot: gang, family problems, parents and children, kids in trouble, family relations, youth, dishonesty, family in crisis, infidelity, couples, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Léo, un vieux père de famille ancien représentant de commerce, est prêt à tout pour retrouver l'affection de ses trois fils, David, Max et Simon. Il va même jusqu'à invoquer une maladie et une intervention chirurgicale pour les ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, family relations, family problems, unemployment, fake illness, father son relationship, father son reunion, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, paris france, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, physical appearance, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, religions or cults, society, gays and lesbians, gender, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family problems, estrangement, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Changing Sides (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange the lives they lead to escape from their routine, which after ten years of marriage, gives them the feeling of being hamsters in a wheel. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, family relations, battle of the sexes, fish out of water, nothing goes right, unsupportive spouse, relationship vs career, parents and children, family life, dull life, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2K
Chouchou (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Choukri, alias Chouchou, a transvestite Maghrebi with clear eyes, comes illegally to Paris to find his nephew. Hired as an assistant by a psychotherapist, known for his good mood, he also work as a waiter in a transvestite cabaret of Clichy where he ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: immigrants, love affair, society, psychoanalysis, gender, transsexual, homosexuality, psychotherapy, gays and lesbians, male homosexuality, psychology, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 406
Ready? OK! (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When 10-year-old Joshua (Lurie Poston) decides to join the cheerleading squad at his Catholic school, he faces an uphill battle -- and opposition from his single mom, Andy (Carrie Preston), who struggles to understand her Hollywood musical- and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cheerleader, gay, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, gender, lifestyle, hopes, youth, family in crisis, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 238
Teen Spirit (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 30 ans, Bruno, rock-star has been, vit toujours aux crochets de sa petite amie. Les temps sont durs... surtout quand une ex ressurgit de nulle part pour lui apprendre qu'il est le père de Nancy, 13 ans, dont il n'a jamais soupçonné ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, introspection, life turned upside down, lifestyle, youth, friends, best friends, self discovery, couple relations, couples, rock, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, family problems, family relations, estate, family life, eccentric family, disorder, master and servant, family gatherings, unfulfillment, parents and children, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
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Daddy Cool (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story about the age gap between a scientist father, Philipe Le Tallec, and his newly discovered teen aged daughter, Eglantine.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disorder, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, coming of age, social relations, bittersweet, scientist, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One weekend, Aunt Bam's nephew-in-law Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, family life, family relations, couple relations, disorder, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 125
Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, social decay, gays and lesbians, society, human nature, suburban life, family life, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%