Movies and TV shows like United States of Tara

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United States of Tara (2009)
 7.9
 22K
United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: split personality, mental illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, jealousy, dissociative identity disorder, eccentric family, family life, introspection, misfit, parents and children, housewife, family problems, weirdo, siblings relations, supportive spouse, family drama, identity crisis, lgbt teen, self discovery, family secret, strong female lead, husband wife relationship, psychotherapy, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas

Most similar movies to United States of Tara

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like United States of Tara: Transparent (2014), Mental (2012), Get Real (1999), Shameless (2011), Isn't It Delicious (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 21K
Transparent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, family secret, life turned upside down, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, gender, family problems, disorder, lgbt, secret, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 5K
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, dark humor, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, suburbs, hitchhiker, satire, family life, siblings relations, youth, strong female presence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.4
 521
Get Real (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Get Real was a short-lived comedy-drama on the FOX Network centering on the fictional Green family of Los Angeles. It ran from September 1999 to April 2000. It starred Eric Christian Olsen and Anne Hathaway in very early roles, as the older siblings ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay lead character, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family, family relations, siblings relations, youth, love and romance, high school, brother brother relationship, gay teenager, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.6
 204K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: dark humor, biting, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, siblings relations, sex scene, family relations, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, bipolar disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The War at Home (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, youth, family values, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 5K
Tiptoes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is reluctant to tell his fiancee that his parents, uncle and brother are dwarfs.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: twins, love, fall in love, family relations, siblings relations, family life, couples, family problems, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 31K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, responsibility, family drama, family relations, single parent, marital problem, adolescence, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Still Standing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After 18 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, single parent, youth, childhood sweetheart, family problems, reunion, tv show, working class, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 1K
Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, family relations, family problems, parents and children, homecoming, family life, siblings relations, aging, elderly, daydreamer, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 697
Petunia (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, exciting, touching ...
Plot: sex addict, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, disorder, dishonesty, gender, parents and children, celibacy, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, weekend, single parent, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 463
Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, couples, single parent, misfit, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, homecoming, fish out of water, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 24K
7th Heaven (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, suburbs, suburban life, society, teenage love, parenthood, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
It's All Relative (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's All Relative is an ABC sitcom about a man who dates the adoptive daughter of a gay couple, which forces their very different families to learn to coexist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, light, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, class differences, protestant, nothing goes right, culture clash, eccentric family, couples, disorder, family problems, meet the parents, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 154
Crumbs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Crumbs is an American television sitcom starring Fred Savage and Jane Curtin that ran on ABC from January 12, 2006 to February 7, 2006. It also starred William Devane, Maggie Lawson and Eddie McClintock. The show's slogan is "The normal ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family business, restaurant, hometown, loss of son, mother son relationship, loss of sibling, gays and lesbians, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 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, contemplative, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, hopes, alienation, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 59K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, family values, lawyer, party, audition, self discovery, wedding, job seeking, family relations, law firm, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 24K
8 Simple Rules (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, overbearing parent, overprotective parent, teenage daughter, family, parents and children, suburban life, family life, siblings relations, lifestyle, popularity, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 35K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, couple relations, opposites attract, family relations, orphan, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 8K
About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle change, single parent, dysfunctional family, dating, thirtysomething life, parents and children, friendship, family problems, odd couple, teaching the ways of the world, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 55K
Benny & Joon (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, social misfits, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, psychiatrist, love, siblings relations, family relations, artist, first love, mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
According to Jim (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title role as a suburban father of three children. It originally ran on ABC from October 1, 2001 to June 2, 2009.
Style: sitcom, feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, family values, lifestyle, buddies, suburbs, housewife, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 13K
Reba (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.‚Äč
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: single mother, dentist, family life, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, couples, youth, save the day, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, couples, youth, family gatherings, vengeance, parents and children, lifestyle, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 6K
Soap (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 into 1981. The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. Similar to a soap opera, the show's story was ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, situational comedy ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, family relations, infidelity, siblings relations, couples, family problems, love affair, couple relations, eccentric family, butler, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 45K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: siblings relations, everyday life, family values, family life, family relations, parents and children, adolescence, family, couple relations, marriage, teenage boy, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%