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, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, youth, family relations, parents and children, family life, self discovery, teenage life, society, family problems, custody, single parent, strong female presence, lifestyle, siblings relations, human nature, small town life, eccentric family, hopes, dealing with death, eccentricity, train, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s

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Most similar movies to Housekeeping

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, semi serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, bittersweet, friendship and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Housekeeping: Anywhere But Here (1999), The Grass Harp (1995), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Kingdom Come (2001), Unstrung Heroes (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, hollywood, audition, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, social relations, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
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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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, americana, dysfunctional family, small town, maid, youth, love and romance, nothing goes right, society, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, bittersweet, eccentric family, love affair, self discovery, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
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68%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, life & death, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, family problems, couples, solace, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, social relations, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: biracial, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, human nature, siblings relations, death in the family, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, family relations, high school, teenage life, small town life, americana, bittersweet, youth, best friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, redemption, family life, friendship, parents and children, small town, self discovery, friends, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, widow, lottery, starting over, bittersweet, depression, couples, family problems, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, human nature, contests and competitions, love and romance, parents and children, family life, looking for love, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, romance, love and romance, small town life, teenage life, siblings relations, hopes, graduation, best friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, light, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, family relations, youth, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sweet, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, housekeeper, parents and children, single parent, single father, romance, starting over, love and romance, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, human nature, love and romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, teenage life, car thief, love and romance, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, love and romance, best friends, society, lifestyle, romance, youth, bittersweet, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, teenage life, self discovery, mischievous children, parents and children, family relations, best friends, youth, young heroes, family, starting over, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, generation gap, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, on the road, family in crisis, obsessive quest, hopes, youth, family problems, self discovery, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, youth, society, parents and children, family problems, small town life, disability, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 644
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, coming of age, love triangle, teenage love, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, sex aid, single parent, parents and children, social differences, self discovery, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, introspection, friendship, culture clash, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, society, hopes, social relations, family life, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, changing the past or future, single parent, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, small town, leaving home, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, youth ...
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 452
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, family relations, overnight success, society, youth, love and romance, hopes, getting home, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%