Movies like Dirty Laundry

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Dirty Laundry (2006)
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Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son up to see Sheldon. Sheldon comes home to straighten things out. Old arguments flare up - between mother and son and between brothers. Sheldon wants no part of fatherhood or family. Then, someone else from New York shows up at Evelyn's door, bringing a new set of challenges. Will this family ever stop airing its dirty laundry? And what of Sheldon: where is his pride? Can he, in the words of James Baldwin, go where his blood beats and live the life he has?
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, small town, misfit, parents and children, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, single parent, fish out of water, homecoming, youth, friends, prodigy, family life, gender, siblings relations, eccentric family, coming out, father son relationship, family secret, overheard conversation, society, small town life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa

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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, couples, love and romance, parents and children, romance, family life and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dirty Laundry: The Reception (2005), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), A Foreign Affair (2003), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Tiptoes (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, reunion, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, estrangement, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, romance, human nature, parents and children, teenage life, family life, lifestyle, family in crisis, society, loneliness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Foreign Affair (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, social
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: singleness, looking for love, goofy hero, thirtysomething life, disorder, lifestyle, misfit, family life, couple relations, fall in love, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.3
 5K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, siblings relations, family life, couples, family problems, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 875
Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburbs, gay teenager, social relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, gender, family relations, high school, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 795
The Gathering (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A successful architect, Sakti (Tora Sudiro), is uncertain about his sexuality, but when he meets magnetic and gay Nino (Surya Saputra), he realizes he prefers men. When Meimei (Cut Mini Theo), one of Sakti's closest female friends, reveals ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, friends, couples, gender, misfit, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, family relations, thirtysomething life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, not serious, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: death in the family, single parent, family gatherings, family relations, reunion, family life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, georgia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence leads an all-star cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, and Mike Epps, in the hit comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." When a celebrated TV show host (Lawrence) returns to his hometown in the South, his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, black american, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, couples, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, african american, brother sister relationship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, youth, love and romance, family problems, disability, couples, death in the family, homecoming, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, family values, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, secret, brother sister relationship, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 9K
How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenager, romance, love and romance, youth, family problems, fall in love, looking for love, society, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, love and romance, couples, family life, parents and children, culture clash, family tradition, society, interracial marriage, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Little Help (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's a movie for everyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period. Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002, with the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, lie, infidelity, dishonesty, lifestyle, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, family relations, couples, lawsuit, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Men Next Door (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a fast-paced comedy about a 40-year-old gay man who finds himself dating two equally lovable men - a secure 50-year-old who came out later in life, and an adventurous 30-year-old who wasn't looking for a relationship. What he ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: gay, couples, gay relationship, family relations, love and romance, love triangle, father son relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, thirtysomething life, older man younger man relationship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 2K
Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gay teenager, gay, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, introspection, parents and children, youth, father son relationship, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 3.0
 151
Lord Help Us (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comedy about faith and family directed by Shavar Ross. When a recently widowed Baptist preacher (Bill Toliver) loses the respect of his congregation over rumors of his impending marriage to a woman 45 years younger, best friends hatch a plan to help ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: love and romance, friends, couples, family relations, romance, wedding, religions or cults, church, best friends, gender, family life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Long-Term Relationship (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tired of the unsatisfying singles scene, Glenn (Matthew Montgomery) answers a personal ad and meets Adam (Windham Beacham), a handsome Southern man seeking a long-term relationship. The two hit it off immediately, but their initial attraction is ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: republican, looking for love, fall in love, gender bending, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, couples, couple relations, friends, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 611
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, siblings relations, nightlife, social differences, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 gatherings, family life, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, suburbs, terminal illness, indoor, strong female presence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.1
 697
Petunia (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, exciting, touching ...
Plot: sex addict, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, disorder, dishonesty, gender, parents and children, celibacy, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
He's Such a Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The basic premise is that Whitney is a really great guy who is considered too gentle, too friendly, and too genuine to be straight. Actually, he's straight, and he's madly in love with his girlfriend Taylor. Whitney has a best friend, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, queer cinema
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, workplace, love and romance, couple relations, couples, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, lifestyle, parents and children, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are ...
Style: sweet, light, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family gatherings, christmas movie, dysfunctional family, family relations, christmas, family problems, human nature, redemption, family life, parents and children, reunion, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 6K
Not Cool (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: NOT COOL follows former prom king and college freshman Scott (Shane Dawson) who has just returned home for Thanksgiving break only to be dumped by his eccentric, long-term girlfriend. With his world turned upside down, Scott strikes an unlikely ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sex comedy
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, couples, college life, youth, unlikely couple, friends, small town, homecoming, small town life, romance, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 724
The One (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Providing the romantic comedy genre with a decidedly queer twist, THE ONE is an effortlessly charming tale which proves that love is never simple! Hunky Daniel couldn’t have it better: great parents, a successful career and his beautiful fiancée ...
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: closeted homosexual, coming out, gay husband, love triangle, fiance fiancee relationship, unfulfilled love, romance, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 4K
Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, gay relationship, small town, friendship, native american, coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, looking for love, lifestyle, hopes, gay love ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 29K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, quarry, year 1963 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%