Movies like Floating Life

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Floating Life (1996)
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Floating Life (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in Germany and their eldest son remains in Hong Kong. The film explores the different ways the family members cope with isolation and alienation.
Plot: depression, miscarriage, generation, female director, love, loneliness, family relations, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, isolation, husband wife relationship, australian, culture clash, multiculturalism
Place: hong kong, australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, parents and children and female director mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Floating Life: Autumn Moon (1992), The Sum of Us (1994), The Goddess of 1967 (2000), Soft Fruit (1999), Introducing the Dwights (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Autumn Moon (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Japanese tourist, Tokio, meets a 15-year-old Hong Kong girl and her grandmother left behind in Hong Kong while their family emmigrates to Canada.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, culture clash, family relations, immigrants, immigration, urban, coming of age, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: hong kong, canada, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, family relations, widower, gay son, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Goddess of 1967 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A rich young Japanese man travels to Australia with the intention of buying a Citroën DS car (the goddess of the film's title - nicknamed the Déesse, after its initials in French, déesse being French for "goddess") that he has ...
Style: serious, stylized, road movie, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, couples, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, romance, sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship, child abuse, death, murder, older man young girl relationship ...
Time: 90s, future, year 1967
Place: australia, japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 528
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Introducing the Dwights (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, disability, family relations, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, misfit, siblings relations, sexual relations, mentally challenged, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Month of Sundays (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – ...
Style: unusual plot structure, humorous, psychological, feel good, light
Plot: real estate agent, midlife crisis, friendship, old house, australian, family relations, father son relationship, misfit, mother son relationship, society, death of mother, reincarnation ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: airport, family relations, family life, family in crisis, against the odds, fighting the system, misfit, single parent, palaces castles and temples, parents and children, australian, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Efficiency Expert (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Wallace is an efficiency expert, managing the high-profile downsizing of a major auto parts factory. But when he is hired to evaluate a small moccasin factory which seems from another era, Wallace has to reconsider the rapid modernization he ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, fish out of water, family business, factory, big business, downsizing, workplace situations, workplace romance, love and romance, workplace, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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My Brother's Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Sergio learns that he will soon have a baby brother, his imagination kicks into gear in devious and alarming ways. But when his mother suffers a miscarriage, Sergio's feelings of guilt are all too real.
Style: entertaining, captivating
Plot: family relations, guilt, miscarriage, children, father son relationship, guilty conscience, life, relationships, mother son relationship, boy, summer, child murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Head Of The Family (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man is delighted to hear that his wife is pregnant and he begins to prepare for the wonders of fatherhood. As time progresses along, the family grows larger with each successive child and the father feels his importance in the family has been ...
Plot: idealism, father son relationship, breast feeding, children, sex, riot, anarchist, marital problem, drifter, family relations, politics, father daughter relationship ...
Time: post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Misguided (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation.
Plot: family relations, blood, smoking, brother, love, drugs, violence
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, small town, satire, american abroad, seduction, swimming pool, culture clash, romance, workplace, couples, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 4K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, treehouse, obsession, incest, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, psychopath, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Second Mother (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After leaving her daughter Jessica in a small town in Pernambuco to be raised by relatives, Val spends the next 13 years working as a nanny to Fabinho in São Paulo. She has financial stability but has to live with the guilt of having not raised ...
Style: touching, disturbing, emotional, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: class differences, family relations, nanny, family problems, mother daughter relationship, housekeeper, parent child relationship, female protagonist, family drama, architecture, loneliness, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Friedliche Zeiten (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer 1968. It has been seven years since the Striesow family fled the GDR to a quiet suburb in West Germany. But Irene, the mother, does not support her situation as a housewife. Especially since Dieter, her husband, is absent more and more. Their ...
Plot: female director, hysteria, infidelity, underdog, cowardliness, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family life, singing in a car ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: west germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 259
Replacing Dad (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Linda and George live in a small town. He is the school principal. They are about to celebrate their 16th anniversary. She catches him with her daughter's young teacher, and has to deal with the kids, the town and her love to him.
Plot: female director, child, family relations, husband wife relationship, divorce, affair, school, father, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Year Without Sex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, couples, lifestyle, youth, introspection, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, family life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.8
 288
Reach (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano, is planning on killing himself. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven's plans are sidetracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: teen suicide, loneliness, friendship, bullying, depression, father son relationship, friendship between boys, loner, gay slur, closeted gay, gay teenager, repression
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Daughters, Daughters (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this Israeli comedy, a father is afraid that after having sired eight daughters, that he will never produce a son.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, touching
Plot: family relations, hopes, gender, obsession, parents and children, couple relations, social relations, doctor, father son relationship, machismo, genetics, satire ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in; and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out - introduces a feisty outsider hero unlike any other seen on screen. Esther Blueburger's quest ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, misfit, switching roles, self discovery, eccentric family, social relations, friends, youth, high school life, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, israel, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 546
Mom Squad (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New mother Line is living the high life in Hong Kong with husband Bjørn when she discovers that he has been unfaithful to her with their Filipino nanny, so Line takes her baby son and heads back to her old hometown in southern Funen.
Style: light, funny, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: motherhood, infidelity, nanny, divorce, family life, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, fatherhood, family, mother child relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Man Walking on Snow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mashike, a city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Nobuo Honma is a 63-year-old sake producer. He has lived with Yasuo since his wife died two years ago. Yasuo is his youngest son to whom he has entrusted his trade. Every day Nobuo goes for a walk ...
Plot: old man, father son relationship, death of wife, anniversary, loneliness, sake, snow, mountain, family relations, family reunited, salmon, fish ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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All inclusive (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After finding out that her husband cheated on her, Lise and her two daughters Ditte and Sigrid decides to go on vacation to Malta. The two sisters are very different and tries to cheer the mother up in very different ways. All inclusive is a movie ...
Style: emotional, humorous, captivating, psychological
Plot: vacation, parent child relationship, divorce, hotel, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, sister sister relationship, love, family relations, friendship, female director, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Black and White (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Racial integration is Elena's profession and passion, not only filling her working day as a cultural mediator assisting immigrants, but spilling over into her home life as well. All too often her husband Carlo must attend charity events where ...
Plot: female director, african, racial issues, white male black female relationship, doll, scooter, cheating wife, interracial romance, racism, children, family relations, unfaithful husband ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 685
The Open Door (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rosa, is a prostitute who inherited the profession from Antonia, her mother, who thinks she is Sara Montiel and turns her daily life in a hell. Rosa does not know how to be happy. She just can not. But the unexpected arrival of a new member to her ...
Style: unusual plot structure, entertaining, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, family drama, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship, russian, family relations, love and romance, escapades, female director, orphan ...
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 939
Palm Beach (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of lifelong friends reunite to celebrate a special birthday, with Sydney's iconic Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic ...
Plot: reunion, rock star, beach house, laughter, family conflict, shore, head injury, family secret, birthday party, nostalgia, family relations, suburbs ...
Place: sydney australia, australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Very Private Life of Mister Sim (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: François Sim considers himself worthless and he may have good reasons for that. Hasn't he lost his job as well as his wife Caroline? Isn't he unable to relate to Lucy, his teenage daughter? Didn't he, when he was eighteen miss out on ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative, light, humorous ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorced man, dentist, salesman, depression, ex wife, new job, parents and children, family relations, escapades, road trip, meaning of life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 910
Coconut Hero (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's not easy being a teenager and Mike, a sixteen-year-old, has it espcially hard. He lives in the sticks with his mother, a non-stop nagger, in Faintville, a Canadian timber industry town. He has no father, no friends, not even a favorite ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: suicide attempt, first love, loneliness, high school, depression, dancing, therapy, love and romance, friendship, couples, terminal illness, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 5K
Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, suburbs, satire, hitchhiker, family life, siblings relations, youth, strong female presence, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%