Movies like Mental

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Mental (2012)
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Mental (2012)
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, eccentric family, anti conformity, dysfunctional family, suburbs, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family life, mental illness, teenage life, misfit, hitchhiker, changing lives
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Mental: Raising Genius (2004), Two-Bit Waltz (2014), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), In Memory of My Father (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, dark humor, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: eccentric family, teenage life, youth, family problems, best friends, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, dysfunctional family, student life, family life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, couples, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, estrangement, hopes, love and romance, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, family life, suburbs, family problems, family relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, terminal illness, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, hollywood, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, royal family, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, 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 ⇓
65%
Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: siblings relations, teenage life, urban, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 83
Lifelines (2008)
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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
63%
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 8.7
 155K
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, offbeat, biting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, family relations, life is a bitch, alcoholic father, drinking problem, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, 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 ⇓
56%
 5.4
 856
Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, lake or river, family relations, aging, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, eccentric family, experiment gone awry, family problems, disorder, last wish, one last chance, ex athlete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: 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, gay, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, on the road, eccentric family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, family relations, golden years, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, elderly, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
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, brazilian, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, dysfunctional family, gender, caught masturbating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 638
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, suburbs, crumbling marriage, couple relations, suburban life, misfit, couples, family problems, love and romance, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, family problems, family relations, disorder, husband wife relationship, insanity, born again christian, mother son incest, oedipus complex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 846
Gravehopping (2005)
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, funeral, village, family relations, eccentric family, village life, under the surface, family problems, social relations, s&m, female tied up, blindfolded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: parents and children, eccentric family, hostages, family problems, confined, family relations, suburbs, teenage life, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, youth, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 497
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, single parent, human nature, working class, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rolling Family (2004)
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 ⇓
42%
Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, village, pension, family relations, disorder, unlikely criminals, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, eccentric family, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: croatia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
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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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family life, family relations, eccentric family, mental illness, couples, family problems, storm, dysfunctional, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: misfit, mentally challenged, self discovery, boss and employee, looking for love, dysfunctional family, workplace situations, disability, love and romance, workplace, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, family problems, family relations, prank, couple relations, siblings relations, youth, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, marriage, drugs, christian, gospel, black romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, coming of age, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 438
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: talky, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, homecoming, couples, family relations, prodigy, starting over, parents and children, eccentric family, small town life, family life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, young heroes, 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 ⇓
36%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, youth, countryside, family relations, coming of age, obsession, parents and children, siblings relations, bourgeoisie, estate, lake, landowner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%