Movies like Mental 2012

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Mental (2012)
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Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, touching, dark humor, offbeat, biting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, hitchhiker, nanny, anti conformity, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, family relations, misfit, family life, family problems, siblings relations, changing lives, suburbs, shark, dog, lesbian, mountain, mental institution, mental breakdown, lifeguard, female nudity, mental patient, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Mental

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, eccentric family and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Mental: Muriel's Wedding (1994), Soft Fruit (1999), Raising Genius (2004), Shameless (2011), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, offbeat, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, suicide, makeover, theft, dignity, cinderella story, small town, social awkwardness, misfit, understanding, hopes, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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95%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, couples, eccentric family, death in the family, family life, family problems, estrangement, human nature, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, eccentric family, couples, family problems, family life, suburbs, lifestyle, society, high school, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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93%
 8.7
 167K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, biting, offbeat, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, youth, alcoholic father, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, eccentric family, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family life, love and romance, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, hopes, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, social relations, suburbs, couples, family life, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, suburban life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
United States of Tara (2009)
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: touching, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, dissociative identity disorder, doctor, student, professor, family life, family problems, eccentric family, housewife, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, love affair, eccentric family, family problems, psychopath, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, single parent, youth, vengeance, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, family life, couples, mental illness, fire, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.9
 366
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, stylized, witty ...
Plot: youth, eccentric family, family life, teenage life, family problems, best friends, teenage love, dysfunctional family, love and romance, student life, friends, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, family problems, couples, youth, parents and children, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, house party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, vacation, summer, shyness, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, party, job, bicycle, neighbor, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, white house, parents and children, obsession, assassination, family problems, eccentric family, reunion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 644
Bark! (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A veterinarian is called to examine a woman who thinks she is a dog.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, couples, suburban life, couple relations, family relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, misfit, lifestyle, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 444
Mullet (2001)
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: sincere, realistic, talky, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, homecoming, family problems, starting over, family life, small town life, weakness, prodigy, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Family Weekend (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, hostages, unsupportive parent, confined, family relations, punishment, confinement indoors, danger, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, prodigy, family life, parents and children, hopes, society, eccentric family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family problems, family life, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, parents and children, family gatherings, family relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Defying Gravity (2008)
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, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dealing with death, social misfits, chases and races, mute or deaf, dysfunctional family, college dropout, youth, on the run, friends, teenage life, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, self discovery, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, family problems, couples, solace, unfulfillment, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, drunkenness, chance meeting, rooftop, infidelity, suburbs, self discovery, midlife crisis, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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In Memory of My Father (2005)
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: touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, eccentric family, royal family, family problems, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: realistic, offbeat, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, family relations, dirty old man, elderly, family problems, family life, daydreamer, homecoming, aging, drugs/alcohol, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
American Girl (2002)
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, family problems, couples, human nature, innocence lost, family gatherings, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
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: humorous, semi serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: heist, coming of age, family life, family problems, teenage life, family relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, unlikely criminals, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, intern, family relations, love and romance, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
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: realistic, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, elderly, on the road, reunion, golden years, eccentric family, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, telephone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%