Movies like City Island

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City Island (2009)
 7.4
 30K
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 officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, emotional, witty, realistic, talky, sentimental, touching, cynical ...
Plot: deception, warden, audition, stripper, eccentric family, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, teenage boy, student, family relations, neighbor, secret, family secret, convict, character study, suburbs, couple relations, actor, parents and children, parenthood, marriage, follow your dream, perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, storytelling, family, dialogue and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like City Island: People Like Us (2012), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Pieces of April (2003), Max Dugan Returns (1983), The Daytrippers (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 41K
People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, funeral, family secret, salesman, siblings relations, family life, introspection, financial problem, family problems, encounter, loss of family member, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, secret, family gatherings, family life, family problems, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pieces of April (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, intense, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marijuana, neighbor, thanksgiving, road trip, reconciliation, holiday, eccentric family, reunion, parents and children, family feud, nothing goes right, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, single parent, parents and children, eccentric family, cons and scams, family life, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, venice beach california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, brawl, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, suburbs, infidelity, overbearing, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, couple relations, suburban life, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, family problems, americana, family life, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems, love and romance, family gatherings, family life, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, family problems, couples, homecoming, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, parents and children, estrangement, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, family problems, disorder, family life, self discovery, couple relations, lifestyle, eccentric family, down on your luck, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 22K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, pregnancy, painting, jealousy, love and romance, eccentric family, lifestyle, family problems, newlyweds, meet the parents, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 36K
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, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, incestuous relationship, funeral, family in crisis, family secret, drug addiction, family relations, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 44K
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, living with parents, supportive parent, siblings relations, parenting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: witty, humorous, sentimental, emotional, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, lifestyle, teenage life, loss of son, suburbs, coming of age, high school, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 47K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, college, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Another Happy Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family gatherings, estate, wedding, eccentric family, nothing goes right, disorder, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, remarry, getting along ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.3
 230K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: cheating wife, teenage daughter, infidelity, dying mother, coma, estate, dysfunctional family, parenthood, inheritance, introspection, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, suburbs, profanity, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, last wish, death of father, family, eccentric family, family gatherings, breakup, jewish, infidelity, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 94K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, parents and children, family relations, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, rehabilitation, psychologist, addiction, self discovery, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, introspection, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, friendship, breakup, thirtysomething life, intrigue, battle of the sexes, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, introspection, siblings relations, disorder, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, husband wife relationship, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, family problems, parents and children, family life, hopes, human nature, death in the family, siblings relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Father of Invention (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after a faulty product landed him in prison, an arrogant inventor is determined to restore his reputation and rebuild his fortune. But first, he has to convince his estranged daughter that he's worthy of a second chance.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, inventions and discoveries, father daughter relationship, technology gone awry, family relations, redemption, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, business, release from prison, wealth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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