Movies like It Runs in the Family

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It Runs in the Family (2003)
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It Runs in the Family (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, talky, touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, human nature, aging, college, family relations, school dance, gangsters, brutality, courage, redemption, money, weapons, youth, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, elderly, family problems, society, couples, campus, coming of age, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, london

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Most similar movies to It Runs in the Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, writers, dysfunctional family, mentor, dialogue, love and romance and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like It Runs in the Family: Solitary Man (2009), I Like It Like That (1994), In Good Company (2004), Smart People (2008), Crooklyn (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, loneliness, womanizer, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, couples, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, eccentric family, parents and children, nothing goes right, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
In Good Company (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: midlife crisis, boss and employee, boss, advertising, workplace, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, rivalry, parents and children, new job, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.1
 23K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 7.0
 10K
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, family problems, single parent, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.3
 5K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, siblings relations, family life, family problems, couples, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, book, love and romance, infidelity, break-up, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, breakup, reading, teacher, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 6.2
 6K
Tadpole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from ...
Style: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, fall in love, sex with a minor, love and romance, family relations, youth, family life, couples, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, family relations, romance, relationships, love and romance, couple relations, family gatherings, doubts and hesitations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, rhode island, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, pregnancy, family relations, family life, romance, love affair, couples, parents and children, coming of age, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 ⇓
82%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, contests and competitions, society, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
 40K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, artist, therapist, unlikely couple, older woman younger man sex, date, romance, love affair, fall in love, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, salt lake city utah, panama, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 82K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, cook, cooking, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, relationship problems, parent child relationship, immigrants, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.6
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How to Deal (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, youth, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, society, family problems, fall in love, friendship, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, dealing with death, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, money, power relations, looking for love, master and servant, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, love affair, lifestyle, family, parents and children, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), adoption, family relations, audition, foster child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 9K
My Old Lady (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, elderly, family relations, aging, disorder, parents and children, society, lie, real estate, writers, indoor, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 61K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, shopping, family values, lawyer, audition, self discovery, wedding, family relations, law firm, job seeking, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 65K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, death of wife, family relations, death in childbirth, starting over, family life, love and romance, bittersweet, single parent, family problems, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, family values, family relations, brother sister relationship, secret, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
This Christmas (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are ...
Style: sweet, light, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family gatherings, christmas movie, family relations, dysfunctional family, christmas, family problems, human nature, redemption, family life, parents and children, reunion, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, new york, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Town & Country (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, architect, midlife crisis, farce, relationship vs career, family problems, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mississippi, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, death, family gatherings, family life, family in crisis, human nature, parents and children, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of ...
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, age difference, elderly, golden years, love triangle, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, playwright, looking for love, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 490
Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, small town, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, single parent, misfit, homecoming, parents and children, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%