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Folks! (1992)
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Folks! (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: world war two, family relations, hospital, old age, father son relationship, dark humor, misfit, couple relations, partners, parents and children, family life, on the run, suburbs, dysfunctional family, elderly, family problems, society, couples, family gatherings, aging, law enforcement, suburban life, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

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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, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems and eccentric family mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Folks!: Stuart Saves His Family (1995), Tellement proches (2009), Raising Genius (2004), The Talent Given Us (2004), Good Fences (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, self discovery, family life, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, uninvited guest, eccentric family, family life, siblings relations, couples, couple relations, family problems, interracial relations, family gatherings, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, elderly, family problems, cross country, golden years, estrangement, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, society, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, chance meeting, brawl, rooftop, drunkenness, suburbs, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family life, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, southern usa, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Kotch (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, friendship, bus, parents and children, hospital, teenage life, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, family relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, prank, nothing goes right, youth, family problems, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, ego clash, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, eccentric family, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family gatherings, estate, wedding, eccentric family, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, getting along, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Plot: society, culture clash, parents and children, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, golden years, family problems, midlife crisis, family life, clergy, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 630
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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 ⇓
67%
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, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: nothing goes right, eccentric family, family gatherings, disorder, escapades, on the road, family relations, parents and children, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, woman, lifestyle change, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, family in crisis, couples, golden years, gender, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological, witty ...
Plot: incest, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, dark humor, brother sister incest, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 4K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Plot: terminal illness, dark humor, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family relations, unsuccessful, family problems, disorder, dysfunctional family, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, suburban life, family life, human nature, society, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, dark humor, friendship, bittersweet, strong female presence, river, aging, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 860
Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Grump (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer — whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric — raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law, in this hilarious social satire ...
Style: emotional, captivating, humorous, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: aging, fish out of water, family relations, parents and children, family life, father son relationship, illness, generation gap, memory, grandfather, businessman, farmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, brazil, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: witty, talky, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family history, husband wife relationship, hypocrisy, irony, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: contemplative, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: life changing, family life, on the road, wedding, letter, salesman, fish out of water, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, nebraska, colorado, denver colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.5
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Bad Parents (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: soccer, eccentric family, family relations, obsession, sport team, parents and children, youth, sport, rivalry, fish out of water, suburban life, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, dark humor, reunion, family problems, terminal illness, eccentric family, estate, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, looking for love, hopes, single parent, terminal illness, family gatherings, parents and children, family life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 1988, 1990s, year 2000 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%