Movies like Housekeeping

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Housekeeping (1987)
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, melancholic, unusual plot structure, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, teenage life, youth, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, family life, hopes, family problems, society, human nature, small town life, lifestyle, dealing with death, custody, single parent, siblings relations, strong female presence, eccentric family, eccentricity, flood, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s

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Most similar movies to Housekeeping

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and humorous films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, bittersweet, culture clash and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Housekeeping: Local Hero (1983), The Grass Harp (1995), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Crooklyn (1994), Unstrung Heroes (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: village life, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, village, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, seaside town, oil company, friendship, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
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100%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, family relations, maid, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, romance, youth, on the run, love and romance, family problems, family relations, loan, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, mental illness, unfulfillment, youth, single parent, love and romance, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, small town life, teenage life, americana, bittersweet, best friends, youth, lifestyle, partners ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Life as a Dog (1985)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, separated, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, lottery, widow, bittersweet, depression, single parent, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. St├ęphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, hopes, parents and children, society, family problems, teenage life, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, legal, legal action, family relations, family problems, friends, friendship, small town, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, human nature, love and romance, contests and competitions, fall in love, family life, looking for love, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, small town life, teenage life, love and romance, graduation, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ 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, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, single father, housekeeper, parents and children, single parent, romance, starting over, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction also known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, starting over, best friends, young heroes, youth, family, child driving car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Inkwell (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, innocence lost, social differences, human nature, eccentric family, singleness, teenage love, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, elderly, aging, family relations, parents and children, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, hopes, family in crisis, self discovery, family problems, youth, obsessive quest, on the road, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tricks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother. His sister helps him bribe fate with small sacrifices, but things go wrong and then Stefek tries a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, single parent, changing the past or future, small town, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, leaving home, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Foreign Letters (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, introspection, hopes, youth, society, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, immigrants, family life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%