Movies like Mental

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Mental
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, touching, biting
Plot: nanny, suburbs, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family life, mental illness, teenage life, misfit, anti conformity, hitchhiker, changing lives
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Mental

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, siblings relations and youth mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mental: Raising Genius (2004), United States of Tara (2009), Transparent (2014), Soft Fruit (1999), The Family Tree (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Raising Genius
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: prodigy, high school, crumbling marriage, suburbs, family life, suburban life, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
United States of Tara
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, split personality, supportive spouse, parents and children, dissociative identity disorder, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, misfit, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
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System:   84%
    User:   100%
 
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Transparent
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, life turned upside down, family relations, family life, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, lesbian, gender, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   84%
 
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Soft Fruit
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, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, working class, male nudity, single parent, human nature, culture clash, gunfight, relationships, parents and children, crime gone awry, pornography, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   73%
 
The Family Tree
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory loss, suburban life, suburbs, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   81%
 
Birds of America
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, teenage life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
Rolling Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, family life, golden years, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
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Mullet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, small town, family relations, prodigy, starting over, parents and children, homecoming, eccentric family, small town life, family life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
Defying Gravity
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, social misfits, friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends, coming of age, dealing with death, on the run, dysfunctional family, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
In Memory of My Father
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, hollywood, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, royal family, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
At Home with the Braithwaites
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: parents and children, lottery, family life, suburbs, suburban life, lifestyle, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
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The Debut
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
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8 Simple Rules
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What happens to a loving, rational Dad when his darling, pliable daughters morph into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers? If he's Paul Hennessy, he reacts in ways even he finds crazy. Thank God he has a 13-year-old son who still ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: sitcom, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, death in the family, suburban life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
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Less Than Kind
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Less Than Kind is a Canadian television comedy-drama series that stars Jesse Camacho as Sheldon Blecher, a teenager growing up in a loving but dysfunctional Jewish family in Winnipeg. The show's cast also includes Maury Chaykin and Wendel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: dysfunctional family, comedy of errors, social misfits, sitcom, coming of age, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, teenage life, misfit, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
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Titus
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. This sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his ...
Style: tragicomedy, not serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, workplace romance, eccentric family, suburban life, workplace situations, family life, family problems, family relations, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
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System:   48%
    User:   58%
 
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:   48%
    User:   48%
 
American Girl
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, social misfits, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, pregnancy, teenage life, youth, family relations, buddies, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
The Best Thief in the World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: young heroes, hip hop, dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, family life, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
The Best Things in the World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, dysfunctional family, gender, brazilian, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
My Year Without Sex
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, suburbs, eccentric family, family in crisis, family life, thirtysomething life, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
The Talent Given Us
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, parents and children, eccentric family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, family relations, golden years, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, elderly, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, los angeles, new york
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
My Brother the Vampire
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Josh is about to turn 30; he's mentally retarded, and likes to play at being a vampire. His sister Nicole is 15, and dealing with her impending womanhood; middle brother Mike is the "normal" one, but in some ways the most childish - ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, youth, obsession, looking for sex, sexual relations, teenage life, twentysomething life, coming of age, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
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Igby Goes Down
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: clever, realistic, witty, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, addiction, depression, storytelling, drinking, cancer, heavy metal, parents and children, adolescence, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c. ...
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
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Parenthood
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: parents and children, suburbs, family life, family relations, single parent, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
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Lifelines
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, suburbs, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, human nature, social decay, society, unfulfillment, stuttering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
Men, Women & Children
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, interesting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, internet, depression, video game, virginity, sexuality, parents and children, teenagers, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
Accidents Happen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family life, suburban life, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
Isn't It Delicious
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, unfulfillment, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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Happy Tears
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, elderly, family problems, family relations, mental illness, aging, family life, homecoming, dirty old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
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Gravehopping
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions that bring the grieving crowd to tears ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, village, eccentric family, village life, under the surface, family problems, funeral, social relations, s&m, female tied up, blindfolded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
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