Movies like Life During Wartime

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Life During Wartime (2009)
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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: dark humor, disturbing, gloomy, semi serious, psychological, realistic, humorous, biting, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems, sexual perversion, perversion, loneliness, suicide, three sisters, bar mitzvah, siblings, forgiveness, sibling relationship, misunderstanding, estrangement, screenwriter, dinner party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel, california

Most similar movies to Life During Wartime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and dark humor films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, storytelling, couples and loneliness mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Life During Wartime: Storytelling (2001), Happiness (1998), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Palindromes (2004), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: exploitation, celebrity, high school, sex, coma, maid, strong sexual content, teenage life, dysfunctional family, society, suburbs, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
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100%
 7.8
 61K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, unhappiness, child abuse, sibling relationship, pedophilia, taxi driver, masturbation, therapy, therapist, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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55%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, couples, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, estrangement, hopes, love and romance, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 11K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, pregnancy, abortion, innocence lost, teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, child abuse, murder, sniper, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: bleak, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, little girl, ballet, humiliation, social misfits, school life, mockery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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43%
 6.0
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Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: toy store, backgammon, looking for love, down on your luck, nothing goes right, family life, mentally unstable, parents and children, thirtysomething life, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
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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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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39%
 6.6
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Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, exploding boat, family life, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family conflict, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, lesbian, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, family problems, family relations, disorder, husband wife relationship, insanity, mother son incest, incestuous desire, born again christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug dealing, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, marriage, drugs, christian, gospel, black romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spelling bee, obsession, contests and competitions, friendship, estranged father, vengeance, ambition, misfit, rivalry, disorder, social misfits, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, sibling relationship, obsession, family problems, family relations, introspection, love affair, siblings relations, eccentric family, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Forgiving the Franklins (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A conservative, God fearing Southern family is spiritually changed by an auto accident, but who they become puts them at odds with the highly conservative values around them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: church, high school, cheerleader, single parent, rehabilitation, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, gender bending, suburbs, high school life, suburban life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory loss, suburban life, suburbs, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, introspection, couple relations, father, daughter, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family life, family relations, eccentric family, mental illness, couples, family problems, storm, dysfunctional, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, fire, ghost, suicide, actress, wedding ring, narcissism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, couples, condom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 3K
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, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, trophy wife, family problems, family relations, writer's life, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, artists and showbiz, cold relationship, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
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Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, family relations, follow your dream, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, workplace situations, hopes, family problems, disorder, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, physical appearance, suburbs, suburban life, religions or cults, society, couples, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 108K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, cynical, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dialogue driven, family problems, unsupportive spouse, marital problem, under the surface, parenthood, husband wife relationship, battle of the sexes, psychology, hamster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
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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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, clergy, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%