Movies like Life During Wartime

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Life During Wartime (2009)
 6.4
 6K
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, psychological, humorous, clever, gloomy, biting, realistic, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, obsession, family relations, misfit, couple relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, family life, sexual perversion, hopes, perversion, family problems, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, loneliness, suicide, ghost, college, female nudity, male female relationship, terrorism, sister sister relationship, divorce, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, dialogue, storytelling and loneliness mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Life During Wartime: Storytelling (2001), Happiness (1998), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Palindromes (2004), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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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, bleak, cynical, sexual, clever ...
Plot: maid, coma, celebrity, exploitation, high school, dysfunctional family, sex, filmmaking, social differences, society, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 62K
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: cynical, dark humor, disturbing, banned film, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, child abuse, unhappiness, loneliness, masturbation, sibling relationship, divorce, therapist, marriage, depression, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, suburbs, high school life, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 12K
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: sexual, bleak, psychological, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, murder, sniper, coming of age, innocence lost, runaway teen, teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, india, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, couples, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, family relations, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 8K
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: humorous, talky, clever, biting, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, exploding boat, lesbian, family problems, death in the family, generation gap, eccentric family, family feud, couples, porn, family secret, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, divorced divorcee, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, disorder, social decay, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 5K
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, clever, semi serious, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: backgammon, toy store, family relations, mentally unstable, lifestyle, disorder, family life, looking for love, thirtysomething life, life is a bitch, love and romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, emotional, clever ...
Plot: unfulfillment, life is a bitch, addiction, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations, visitation rights, human nature, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, youth, high school, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: dark humor, clever, psychological, witty, talky ...
Plot: incest, mental illness, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, twins, parents and children, obsession, assassination, family problems, suburban life, family gatherings, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 377
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: offbeat, psychological, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, youth, society, lifestyle, family relations, high school, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, mental illness, therapy, aspiring actor, obsession, parents and children, desire for fame, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, infidelity, family relations, lifestyle, pregnancy, midlife crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 44K
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, offbeat, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spelling bee, competition, friendship, vengeance, obsession, notoriety, disorder, temperamental, opponent, misfit, championship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, romance, social misfits, dysfunctional character, parents and children, odd, fall in love, homeless, coming of age, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, suburban life, cheating wife, therapy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, drug addict, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 3K
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family problems, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, starting over, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, clever, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: audition, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, family relations, dull life, introspection, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.9
 5K
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, eccentric family, looking for love, family problems, family life, midlife crisis, youth, single parent, lifestyle, introspection, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, prank, family relations, friends, eccentric family, disorder, urban, follow your dream, hopes, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, vacation, shyness, summer, loneliness, teenagers, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 3K
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, psychological, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, psychopath, family relations, introspection, self discovery, eccentric family, love affair, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, drugs, marriage, black romance, gospel, christian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 497
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, sentimental, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, pregnancy, family problems, couples, family life, death in the family, eccentric family, estrangement, single parent, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, friends, filmmaking, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, friendship, misfit, showbiz, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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