Movies like Lonesome Jim

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Lonesome Jim (2005)
 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, humorous, sincere, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, depressing, melancholic, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, basketball, coma, erection, sexual dysfunction, single parent, homecoming, alienation, factory worker, uncle, suicidal, family relations, misfit, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, smuggling, family problems, couples, goodhearted, introspection, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas

Most similar movies to Lonesome Jim

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, storytelling, relationships, dialogue, drinking and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Lonesome Jim: Smart People (2008), Just Before I Go (2014), Winter Passing (2005), The Savages (2007), The Safety of Objects (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
89%
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 ⇓
88%
 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, doctor, dying, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: train, coma, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, small town life, small town, single parent, social relations, power relations, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, adultery, small town, betrayal, love, thanksgiving, masturbation, infidelity, family life, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
64%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, family relations, friends, eccentric family, disorder, couples, introspection, friendship, twentysomething life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, lifestyle, introspection, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, couples, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, basement, glue, stoner, loneliness, hopes, character change, lifestyle change, odd, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, friendship, eccentric family, small town life, family tradition, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, crimes, ambition, new job, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, man child, death of father, family, couples, death in the family, last wish, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 13K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, self discovery, dull life, hopes, love and romance, social misfits, irresponsible, life is a bitch, down on your luck, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 21K
Junebug (2005)
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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, jealousy, jewish, painting, newlywed, family problems, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 31K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love triangle, mistress, drug dealing, artist, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, unfulfillment, rock, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.3
 73K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, thirtysomething life, homecoming, jealousy, looking for love, obsessive quest, hopes, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, self esteem, high school, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, sisters, eccentric family, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, family gatherings, family relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 3K
Committed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her husband, Carl, suddenly leaves, Joline travels from New York to Texas to track him down. Although Joline tries to remain upbeat, she is discouraged when she discovers that Carl already has a new girlfriend, the lovely Carmen. Familiarizing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, breakup, photojournalist, groom, obsession, obsessive quest, couples, on the road, love triangle, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations, family relations, haunted by the past, family problems, family life, perversion, sexual perversion, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
43%
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, tragicomedy, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, jealousy, sister sister relationship, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%