Movies like Little Miss Sunshine

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
 7.8
 406K
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, dark humor, funny, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, beauty pageant, heroin, road trip, businessman, journey, teacher, homosexual, singer, dancer, loser, innocence, on the road, human relationship, escapades, disorder, under the surface, suicide attempt, suicidal, death, success, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, cross country

Most similar movies to Little Miss Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, dysfunctional family, runaway, family relations, life philosophy and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Miss Sunshine: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Way Way Back (2013), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Juno (2007), The Darjeeling Limited (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
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: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, terminal illness, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, child prodigy, parents and children, ex couple relations, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, shyness, vacation, summer, loneliness, teenagers, adolescence, family problems, teenage life, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, midlife crisis, love and romance, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, lovers, marital problem, romance, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 462K
Juno (2007)
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: sentimental, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, social relations, adoption, small town life, youth, abortion, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, humorous, touching, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, introspection, reconciliation, on the road, grief, train ride, journey, healing, sibling relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
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, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family problems, family relations, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, new job, ambition, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 222K
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: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, dying mother, coma, estate, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, parenthood, inheritance, family problems, health situation, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
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, realistic, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, sister sister relationship, jealousy, under the surface, family relations, weekend, human nature, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, newspaper, columnist, vacation, widower, shore, single parent, romance, widow widower, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, on the road, bus, van, estrangement, reunion, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, family gatherings, separated, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 45K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, family relations, lifestyle, high school life, teenage life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, teachers and students, love and romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, yale university, southern california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, runaway, manuscript, star trek, road trip, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, search, pet dog, life philosophy, police officer, imagination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: fish out of water, hippie, medical student, pursuit, student, drug dealing, sex, weed, counterculture, eccentric family, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, medical school, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, crumbling marriage, parents and children, childhood memory, human relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pieces of April (2003)
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: touching, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marijuana, thanksgiving, neighbor, road trip, on the road, reconciliation, illness, holiday, family, life is a bitch, family relations, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, stoner, basement, glue, loneliness, odd, immature, goodhearted, dysfunctional character, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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, offbeat, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, suicide, makeover, theft, dignity, cinderella story, small town, parents separation, self involved, romance, unhappy, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 78K
Stuck in Love (2012)
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, writer's life, youth, family relations, coming of age, casual sex, first love, love, family life, family, unhappiness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Imaginary Heroes (2004)
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, family secret, high school, torment, youth, loss of sibling, pandora\'s box, cold relationship, suburban life, misplaced guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, family problems, parents and children, drug addict, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 13K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: realistic, sincere, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, aging, lesbian, road trip, on the road, parents and children, family relations, gays and lesbians, introspection, grandparent grandchild relationship, pregnancy, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, dying, doctor, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, basketball, erection, factory worker, sexual dysfunction, alienation, homecoming, coma, single parent, uncle, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.2
 117K
About Schmidt (2002)
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, offbeat, gloomy, tragicomedy ...
Plot: salesman, letter, fish out of water, on the road, wedding, life changing, mullet, family life, divorced divorcee, widow widower, in-laws, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denver colorado, colorado, nebraska, kansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, haunted by the past, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family relations, parents and children, single parent, salesman, protective parent, parent child relationship, overprotective mother, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, family relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, unfulfillment, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, debate, masturbation, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, introspection, nothing goes right, parents separation, family relations, love and romance, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, breakup, last wish, family problems, death in the family, couples, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 29K
City Island (2009)
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, semi serious ...
Plot: stripper, student, audition, deception, neighbor, warden, convict, secret, dysfunctional family, relatives, unfulfillment, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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