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, suburbs, couple relations, actor, parents and children, parenthood, marriage, follow your dream, perversion, farce ...
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, family, runaway, storytelling and dialogue 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, father son relationship, financial problem, siblings relations, introspection, family life, family problems, death of parent, family reunited ...
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, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family gatherings, family life, family problems, couples, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: thanksgiving, marijuana, neighbor, road trip, reconciliation, holiday, eccentric family, reunion, parents and children, family feud, nothing goes right, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, couples, starting over, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, americana, family gatherings, family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, love affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
32%
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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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, homecoming, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, eccentric family, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, family problems, eccentric family, family life, human nature, family gatherings, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ 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, eccentric family, love and romance, family problems, family life, meet the parents, lifestyle, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, death in the family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
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, family relations, homecoming, death of father, family, eccentric family, last wish, breakup, jewish, infidelity, reunion, lesbian mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 46K
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, parents and children, teachers and students, high school life, lifestyle, eccentric family, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, yale university, southern california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
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: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, teenage life, loss of son, suburbs, coming of age, high school, gay, family drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: family gatherings, estate, wedding, eccentric family, disorder, nothing goes right, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, remarry, getting along ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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, 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 ⇓
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, suburbs, family relations, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, terminal illness, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, therapy, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, youth, coming of age, rehabilitation, psychologist, addiction, self discovery, lifestyle, teenage life, human nature, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ 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, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, overbearing, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: realistic, sentimental, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, family problems, couples, introspection, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, human nature, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, breakup, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 229K
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, family problems, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 93K
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, youth, family relations, parents and children, 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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
 4.9
 12K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family problems, single parent, terminal illness, family life, looking for love, hopes, parents and children, family gatherings, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 2000, year 1988, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, family problems, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, couple relations, lifestyle, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 8K
Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, death in the family, family reunited, funeral, eccentric family, lesbian, family life, family feud, fall in love, parents and children, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%