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Mother's Elling (2003)
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Mother's Elling (2003)
Original name: Mors Elling
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Elling has lived with his mother all his life. Mom is the practical one, while Elling ponders the more theoretical aspects of life. He spends his time in their apartment reading books and looking at the neighbours through the living room window. Elling doesn?t seem to need to be around others like most people. That?s why Elling is less than enthusiastic when his mother suddenly decides to take her son on a beach vacation to Spain. Reluctantly, Elling agrees ? after all, a lady at Mom?s age needs a good man by her side. But what Elling refuses to realize is that Mom is not only old, but also sick. Very sick. On her last vacation she tries to get Elling to see that life is bigger than their living room.
Style: captivating, entertaining, cult film
Plot: vacation, mama's boy, widow, airport, tour guide, family relations, parents and children, mother son relationship, mother and son, travel, journey, family, kids and family, hotel, female director, pretty woman, cat, female nudity, train, stewardess, masturbation, beach, pickpocket, senior citizen, mediterranean ...
Place: spain, oslo norway, mallorca

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, entertaining, light and humorous films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family, kids and family, father son relationship, relationships and family problems mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Mother's Elling: All inclusive (2014), Elling (2001), Fatherhood (2021), Helicopter Mom (2014), Dad in Training (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All inclusive (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After finding out that her husband cheated on her, Lise and her two daughters Ditte and Sigrid decides to go on vacation to Malta. The two sisters are very different and tries to cheer the mother up in very different ways. All inclusive is a movie ...
Style: emotional, humorous, captivating, psychological
Plot: vacation, parent child relationship, divorce, hotel, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, sister sister relationship, love, family relations, friendship, female director, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
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Elling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, mental institution, odd couple, social worker, misfit, love and romance, human nature, friendship between men, poet, pregnancy, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, south pole, cambodia, bosnia, oslo norway ...
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Fatherhood (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own.
Style: captivating, entertaining
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Helicopter Mom (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Maggie Cooper thinks it would be really cool if her son Lloyd were gay. So cool, in fact, that she outs him to the entire school.
Style: funny, captivating, entertaining, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: gay, humiliation, domineering mother, parents and children, mother son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, deception, kids and family, con trick, family relations, relationships, humour ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dad in Training (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the breakdown of his marriage, a self-involved man begins to embrace fatherhood.
Style: funny, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family life, family, humour, relationships, single parent, parents and children, family relations, kids and family, fatherhood ...
Place: paris france
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Father & Sons (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Joseph and his two sons, Joachim and Ivan, form a close-knit family but fail to see that each one is losing control of his life. Joachim is supposed to be studying psychiatry but spends most of his time daydreaming about his ex-girlfriend, Ivan ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, brothers, family relations, parents and children, life, eccentric family, family problems, family, kids and family, brother, relationship problems ...
Place: paris france
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Mom Squad (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New mother Line is living the high life in Hong Kong with husband Bjørn when she discovers that he has been unfaithful to her with their Filipino nanny, so Line takes her baby son and heads back to her old hometown in southern Funen.
Style: light, funny, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: motherhood, infidelity, nanny, divorce, family life, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, fatherhood, family, mother child relationship, male female relationship ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Only Mother (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story evolves around the ups and downs of being a single mother, Ina the main protaganist. Her three husbands leave her with 12 children and a financial problems that she needs to shoulder. Simple plot with a hilarious cast. Packed with laughs ...
Style: light, entertaining, funny, captivating
Plot: mother, single parent, female protagonist, parent child relationship, parenthood, sibling rivalry, motherhood, single mother, gay, kids and family, parents and children, family relations ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, humorous, cynical, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, hollywood, brother brother relationship, narcissism, dysfunctional family, funeral, film producer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters, one white and one black, spend a week together at their famous father's summer home. A microscopic examination of the new American family unit, it's a deeply personal film about the human connections that bond us all together.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: family relations, sister sister relationship, interracial romance, sisters, family, sister, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, biracial, sex scene, sex
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Like Father (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a workaholic young executive, is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few ...
Style: sweet, light, sincere, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, workaholic, cruise, father daughter reunion, father daughter conflict, parents and children, father and daughter, breakup, family relations, humour, travel, family reunited ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.7
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Textiles (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining
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Place: mediterranean sea
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3 Days with Dad (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The last thing Eddie Mills wants to do is go home to deal with his dying Dad. But the Catholic guilt gnaws at him, and he returns home to his crazy family, an overbearing step-mother, and his bear of a father. Once there, Eddie is confronted with a ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, overbearing parent, relationships, family, dealing with the past, life, family relations, parents and children, guilty conscience, domineering mother, relationship problems, family problems ...
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So Much Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A family vacation is bogged down by unrelenting rain, as a teenage girl and her divorced father try to find common ground.
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, resort, parents and children, siblings relations, confined, family problems, vacation, father daughter relationship, teenager, estrangement, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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Together (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family of a father, a mother and their son is looking forward to go on vacation. On the way they experience an accident, and their lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down.
Style: captivating, entertaining
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Brother's Summer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: entertaining, captivating
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Family United (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, light
Plot: wedding, siblings relations, family, family problems, couples, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, disorder, childhood sweetheart, family reunited, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 71 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, light ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, bollywood, brother brother relationship, jewish, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, humorous, captivating, bleak ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating, light
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My Father's Bike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
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Style: emotional, humorous, road movie, captivating, entertaining ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nina is a 20 years old girl from Valladolid who lives with her divorced father, an autoritarian and conservative man. Trini is of the same age and has lost her mother. For both Valladolid and their families have nothing to offer and therefore they ...
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Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three brothers, a cook, an author and a convict, reunite to look for their father after their mother dies in Germany. Soon they realize that they know less about their mother (and have less in common) than they had thought.
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, family reunited, relationships, mother son relationship, reunion, search for mother, brother brother reunion, family secret, brother, brothers, heart attack ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, humorous ...
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