Movies like Little Miss Sunshine

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Little Miss Sunshine
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, humorous, realistic, witty, feel good, semi serious, dark humor, funny, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, beauty pageant, road trip, parenthood, suicide attempt, heroin, sarcasm, on the road, hospital, drugs, farce, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, family bonds, family drama, obsessive quest, pornography, family, race against time, depression, storytelling, foul language, suicide, life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, albuquerque new mexico, arizona, new mexico

Most similar movies to Little Miss Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, depression, loneliness, dysfunctional family, mentor, storytelling and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Miss Sunshine: The Way Way Back (2013), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Descendants (2011), The Weather Man (2005), Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Way Way Back
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, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, mentor, dysfunctional family, loneliness, divorce, parenthood, vacation, coming-of-age, theme park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Royal Tenenbaums
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: clever, stylized, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, terminal illness, suicide attempt, depression, eccentricity, deadpan, hotel, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, family bonds, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 219K
The Descendants
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: touching, emotional, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, greed, death, hospital, lawyer, on the road, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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System:   66%
    User:   61%
 
The Weather Man
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, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: destiny, loneliness, philosophy, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, slacker, adultery, relationships, workplace, midlife crisis, brothers, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
Muriel's Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, small town, dysfunctional family, wedding, australian, cancer, drinking, disability, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   60%
    User:   49%
 
This Is Where I Leave You
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, infidelity, marijuana, marriage, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family drama, family bonds, relationships, spelling bee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
A Long Way Down
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: dark humor, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, suicide attempt, suicide, relationships, cancer, new year, depression, british, hospital, urban, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   59%
 
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Please Give
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: cancer, infidelity, homeless, midlife crisis, suicide, guilt, death, family life, relationships, sarcasm, family relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
Clockwatchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
Pieces of April
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family, terminal illness, road trip, holiday, dysfunctional family, cooking, thanksgiving, nothing goes right, marijuana, neighbor, on the road, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
Dan in Real Life
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single father, romance, parenthood, father daughter relationship, single parent, love triangle, wedding, relationships, family drama, love story, family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, rhode island, new jersey, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
 7.5
 454K
Juno
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, teenager, small town, coming of age, parenthood, abortion, high school, friendship, folk, virginity, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 77K
Stuck in Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, love, dysfunctional family, family, coming of age, relationships, family life, drugs/alcohol, writers, love story, happy ending, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
World's Greatest Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
 7.2
 115K
About Schmidt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, road movie, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, depression, death, midlife crisis, existentialism, dysfunctional family, on the road, golden years, loneliness, life, self discovery, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, kansas, colorado, denver colorado, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
Our Idiot Brother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everybody has the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned, an erstwhile organic farmer whose ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marijuana, lesbian, dog, siblings relations, sisters, spelling bee, relationships, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family drama, family relations, weed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 8K
Eulogy
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lesbian, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, family life, parents and children, death, family drama, eccentric family, multiple storylines, eccentricity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
Sunshine Cleaning
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, dysfunctional family, death, storytelling, eccentric family, working class, business, drugs/alcohol, sisters, murder, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, midlife crisis, divorce, crazy, womanizer, mentor, parenthood, adultery, marriage, drinking, infidelity, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 7.0
 20K
Junebug
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, culture clash, artist, small town, art, hospital, family bonds, in-laws, marriage, relationships, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
Mistress America
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: friendship, hopes, relationships, dialogue, loneliness, dialogue driven, writing, college, unlikely friendships, mentor, follow your dream, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
Margot at the Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, relationships, infidelity, drinking, sisters, wedding, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
Imaginary Heroes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, depression, marijuana, infidelity, high school, hospital, adultery, drugs, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
 7.4
 29K
City Island
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, island, stripper, secrets, farce, couple relations, family drama, suburbs, parents and children, family bonds, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
The Squid and the Whale
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, realistic, witty, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, divorce, parenthood, adolescence, childhood, depression, infidelity, drinking, marriage, adultery, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
The Go-Getter
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, coming of age, friendship, runaway, on the road, suburbs, social misfits, relationships, mentor, human nature, adolescence, cars ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
Slums of Beverly Hills
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, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
Your Sister's Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, solitude, romance, pregnancy, dealing with death, relationships, dialogue driven, sisters, introspection, dialogue, island, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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