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The Sea (2002)
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The Sea (2002)
Original name: Hafið
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Norway
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs in his remote Icelandic fishing village to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed dark family secrets.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, sexual, sexy, bleak, biting, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, fisherman, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, family gatherings, family business, favoritism among siblings, elderly, small town, homecoming, brother brother relationship, family relations, ocean, dark humor, ocean or sea, couples, small town life, disorder, siblings relations, loss of daughter, golden years, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, paris france

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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, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Sea: The Celebration (1998), Margot at the Wedding (2007), White Night Wedding (2008), Birds of America (2008), Mullet (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, gloomy, talky, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, incest, child abuse, pedophile, child rape, family secret, hotel, depression, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
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100%
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, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, secret, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
White Night Wedding (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: wedding, island, love affair, unlikely couple, family feud, love and romance, hopes, buddies, couples, eccentric family, couple relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, couples, youth, family gatherings, vengeance, parents and children, lifestyle, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, sincere, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, love and romance, prodigy, hopes, couples, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, weakness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, family relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, homecoming, siblings relations, aging, elderly, daydreamer, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, adultery, family relations, dysfunctional family, small town, betrayal, thanksgiving, mistrust, infidelity, family problems, couple relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
Style: sincere, clever, witty, humorous, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, clergy, infidelity, human nature, family gatherings, family life, homecoming, looking for love, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family secret, drug addiction, death in the family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
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Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious, cynical
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dark humor, family feud, writer's life, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, artists and showbiz, sexual dysfunction, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, touching ...
Plot: bankruptcy, small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, homecoming, family life, family business, lifestyle, unfulfillment, parents and children, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, hopes, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
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, homecoming, family relations, family gatherings, last wish, death of father, family, eccentric family, lesbian mother, breakup, jewish, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 97K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, ghost, village, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, rebellious daughter, generation gap, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, self discovery, uncover truth, family problems, hopes, introspection, family life, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, transplant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, falling in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, new jersey, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beautiful Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.
Style: sentimental, clever, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mathematics, coming of age, family relations, prodigy, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, teenage love, parents and children, family problems, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, budapest, hungary, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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Dalecarlians (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mia returns from Stockholm to her parents' home in a small town in Dalecarlia (Dalarna) to celebrate her father's 70th birthday. Her elder sisters Eivor and Gunilla welcome her, but their different lifestyles prevent them from really ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, contemplative
Plot: homecoming, family feud, small town, favoritism among siblings, dull life, lifestyle, siblings relations, society, dysfunctional family, birthday, family conflict, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
1, 2, 3, Freeze (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A provocative, seemingly absurd patchwork movie which sends a worthwhile message about hope against all odds, love, children and human understanding. Schoolgirl Victorine has an insane mother and an alcoholic father who can never find his way home ...
Style: stylized, sexual, bleak, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, interracial relations, family problems, loss of partner, family relations, strong sexual content, daydreamer, strong female presence, urban ghetto life, teenage life, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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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: sincere, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, homecoming, single parent, alienation, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%