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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: humorous, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: coming out, family relations, parents and children, farce, family problems, society, gender, gays and lesbians, studying, family in crisis, gay son, photographer, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, gay brother, gay interest, gay bar, mother son relationship
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, couples, family problems, disorder, gender and gays and lesbians 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), Loose Cannons (2010), Father and Sons (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, not serious
Plot: jewish, gays and lesbians, jewish family, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, coming out, family in crisis, sexual content, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, couples, parent getting married, uninvited guest, family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, unhappiness, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother in law, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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76%
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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: humorous, semi serious, disturbing, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, murder, farce, comedy of errors, parents and children, voyeurism, hidden identity, police investigation, family relations, gay son, love triangle, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 11K
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, uplifting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, family business, lifestyle, gay son, family secret, love affair, family life, parents and children, family disapproval, family values, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 97 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, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, unemployment, father son relationship, fake illness, catastrophe, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, montreal quebec, montreal, 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: biting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense
Plot: celebrity culture, disorder, family problems, life turned upside down, couples, family relations, family in crisis, adoption, couple relations, female director, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, society, optimism, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, friendship, female nudity, motherhood, summer vacation, provence, sex on floor, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, homecoming, farce, siblings relations, religions or cults, family problems, disorder, introspection, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, feel good, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, gender, couples, contests and competitions, dancer's life, ambition, fall in love, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, couples, couple relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, silly humor, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, gender, coming out, family vacation, brother brother relationship, gay, brother brother conflict, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: clever, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, gender, musician's life, society, lifestyle, couple relations, transvestism, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Caruso, Zero for Conduct (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A movie directed by F.Nuti
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: gang, coming of age, youth, juvenile delinquency, dishonesty, crimes, kids in trouble, couples, family problems, family relations, infidelity, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: identity crisis, family relations, fall in love, self discovery, youth, actor's life, lifestyle, unsupportive parent, parents and children, gay slur, masturbation, practical joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Serial (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: funny, humorous, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, wedding, racism, family relations, marriage, couples, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, parents and children, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, ambition, best friends, family relations, mother daughter relationship, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Father's Guests (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A human-rights activist takes in an illegal immigrant and her daughter, then shocks his family when they learn that he has married the sexy 28-year-old.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dirty old man, elderly, society, love and romance, immigrants, misfit, golden years, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: gloomy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, wedding, immigrants, youth, death in the family, family gatherings, couples, society, family life, family problems, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sentimental, humorous, witty ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, couple relations, best friends, friends, youth, life turned upside down, self discovery, introspection, couples, parents and children, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, light, feel good, funny, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: switching roles, family relations, couple relations, fish out of water, battle of the sexes, family problems, disorder, unsupportive spouse, nothing goes right, dull life, parents and children, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.0
 540
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, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disorder, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, coming of age, reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, bittersweet, social relations, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family problems, family relations, farce, estate, eccentric family, master and servant, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, disorder, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
It's Under My Skin (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, family relations, friends, society, culture clash, male nudity, adoption, african american, abandoned baby, delicatessen, animal shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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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, humorous, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, family relations, teenage life, school, dysfunctional family, family life, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, youth, gender, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Do Not Disturb (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Michel, who's crazy about jazz, has just found a rare album that he dreams of quietly listening to in his living room. But the world seems to have conspired against him: his wife chooses this moment to divulge an ill-timed revelation, his adult ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: couples, family relations, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, parents and children, disorder, married couple, marriage, infidelity, medical, collector, jazz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 16K
The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: homosexuality, workplace, workplace intrigue, friendship, dishonesty, gay slur, discrimination, hidden identity, gender, disorder, parents and children, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Normal, Ohio (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Normal, Ohio is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Fox Network in 2000. The show stars John Goodman as William "Butch" Gamble, a gay man returning to his Midwestern home town. The cast also includes Joely Fisher, Anita ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, coming out, misfit, disorder, family relations, small town, homosexual, gays and lesbians, gender, gay parent, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%