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Life During Wartime (2009)
 6.4
 7K
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, humorous, clever, gloomy, biting, suspense ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, secret, mother son relationship, relationship problems, stepfather stepson relationship, dark humor, family, kids and family, father and son, family secret, stepfather, eccentricity, secret past, confronting the past, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, united states, 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 melancholic films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, relationships, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Life During Wartime: Storytelling (2001), Raising Genius (2004), The Descendants (2011), Happiness (1998), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 17K
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: bleak, cynical, rough, witty, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, dark humor, filmmaking, family problems, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suburbs, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
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100%
 4.2
 433
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: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 236K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, thought provoking ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, marriage, family relations, dying mother, estate, bittersweet, greed, coma, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 68K
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: banned film, cynical, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, pedophile, dark humor, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, cynical, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, suburbs, high school life, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, parents and children, social awkwardness, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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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, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, weatherman, midlife crisis, terminal illness, relationship vs career, divorced divorcee, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, ex couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 9K
Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
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: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, death in the family, eccentric family, family reunited, funeral, lesbian, family life, parents and children, fall in love, family feud, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, rehabilitation, obsession, parents and children, desire for fame, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, summer, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, teenage love, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.9
 33K
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 ⇓
37%
 6.0
 6K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, clever ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, dark humor, parents and children, family life, disorder, collector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
36%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, coping, loss of child, loss of son, estrangement, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 6K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, mother son relationship, crumbling marriage, love and romance, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, cheerleader, church, high school, religions or cults, family problems, high school life, rehabilitation, best friends, gender, single parent, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 528
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, woman, lifestyle change, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, couples, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 19K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%