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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
 7.2
 198K
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray).
Style: road movie, touching, emotional, talky, humorous, surreal, meditative, visually appealing, clever, stylized ...
Plot: train, dysfunctional family, introspection, journey, suicide attempt, reconciliation, travel, complex characters, eccentricity, on the road, grief, train travel, sibling relationship, family relations, self discovery, family problems, encounter, relationships, dark humor, road trip, magic realism, depression, bittersweet, healing, railway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, melancholic and complex films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, dysfunctional family, mentor, family relations and depression mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Darjeeling Limited: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Nebraska (2013), The Way (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, witty, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: hotel, prison escape, escapades, painting, adventure, murder, mentor protege relationship, existentialism, luxury hotel, art theft, prison, inheritance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1985 ...
Place: eastern europe, alps, europe, hungary, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, funny, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, talky, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentricity, eccentric family, incest, depression, divorce, dark humor, terminal illness, parents and children, siblings relations, uptight character, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a ...
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, surreal, funny ...
Plot: ocean, expedition, submarine, shark, revenge, eccentricity, dysfunctional family, sea, rivalry, adventure, vengeance, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 118K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: depressing, meditative, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: aging, road trip, small town, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, honest, family, character study, tragedy, eccentricity, elderly, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 33K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, scenic, poignant, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: travel, road trip, journey, death of son, life philosophy, self discovery, pilgrimage, redemption, grief, survival, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 185K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, high school, depression, friendship, teacher, student, jealousy, teenager, obsession, preparatory school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 202K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, cynical, emotional ...
Plot: narcissism, starting over, suicide, depression, marital infidelity, riches to rags, tragedy, high society, family relations, introspection, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, first love, boy scout, island, children, adolescence, youth, orphan, social misfits, search party, summer camp, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, plymouth, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 242K
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: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, poignant ...
Plot: infidelity, father daughter relationship, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, cheating wife, dying mother, marriage, family relations, family, estate, bittersweet, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 129K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: road movie, depressing, meditative, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family life, depression, wedding, life philosophy, parenthood, workplace, philosophy, changing lives, letter, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, colorado, california, kansas, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, slasher, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, road trip, anorexia, friendship, father son relationship, mental illness, on the road, coming of age, obsessive quest, escapades, social misfits, mentally unstable protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 54K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, talky, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, road trip, sexual humor, marriage, parenthood, family relations, on the road, parents and children, eccentricity, couple relations, eccentric family, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, canada, california, usa, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: loneliness, holiday, family relations, loss of spouse, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, road trip, widower, family reunited, doctor, aging, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, complex characters, character study, family relations, homecoming, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, writers, family problems, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, depressing, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), complex characters, sister sister relationship, family relations, secrets, greed, character study, jealousy, confession, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 8K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, coma, single parent, homecoming, alienation, introspection, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, new jersey, usa, new orleans, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: melancholic, ironic, enigmatic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, road trip, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, car thief, lifestyle, obsessive quest, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, new jersey, oregon, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sad, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: weatherman, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, midlife crisis, relationship vs career, introspection, family problems, father son relationship, character study, solitude, hopes, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: melancholic, emotional, touching, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, incestuous relationship, family secret, funeral, cancer, mother daughter relationship, drugs, brother sister incest, drug addiction, pills, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Irish funeral has a wake. A Jewish funeral has sitting shiva. A traditional Chinese funeral is something else entirely. Thats what the estranged siblings of the Chinese-American Xiao family must undergo upon news of their mothers death. The one ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, lesbian, family problems, siblings relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 43K
People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
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, sentimental, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: father son relationship, inheritance, family secret, salesman, relationships, family bonds, family, single mother, family relations, funeral, family problems, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.1
 23K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, talky, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: romance, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, character study, self discovery, eccentricity, happy ending, family relations, parents and children, family life, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, pittsburgh, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 16K
Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: light, intense, funny, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, family, existentialism, eccentricity, inheritance, family relations, homecoming, sex with stepmother, childhood friend, womanizer, stepmother stepson relationship, romance ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, maryland, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, light, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, hotel, biker, life philosophy, friendship, on the road, adventure, road trip, obsession, journey, loner ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, homecoming, death of father, family, jewish, family gatherings, family relations, loneliness, life & death, last wish, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 11K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, dark humor, redemption, great dialogue, melancholy, creativity, life & death, parenthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexy, talky, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, suburbs, infidelity, chance meeting, drunkenness, family, gay, honest, loneliness, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: road movie, mumblecore, melancholic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, wedding, on the road, family relations, introspection, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%