Movies like Mother 1996

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Mother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny, melancholic, neurotic, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters, looking for love, runaway, storytelling, family, mentor, parents and children, gunfight, starting over, siblings relations, redemption, brutality, loneliness, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, humorous, realistic and talky films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, storytelling, dysfunctional family and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mother: God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), Modern Romance (1981), Lost in America (1985), The Daytrippers (1996), Defending Your Life (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
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System:   95%
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Modern Romance
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, breakup, drugs/alcohol, relationships, couples, urban, love, couple relations, loneliness, dialogue, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   81%
 
Lost in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: humorous, road movie, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, down on your luck, yuppie, workplace, marriage, nothing goes right, corporate america, hopes, deadpan, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
The Daytrippers
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: clever, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, infidelity, crumbling marriage, suburbs, relationships, on the road, self discovery, dialogue, secrets, betrayal, writers ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   87%
 
Defending Your Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, redemption, romance, death, courage, life & death, life, hopes, creativity, storytelling, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   71%
 
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Tumbleweeds
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drinking, single parent, road trip, relationships, self discovery, runaway, couple relations, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, west virginia, north carolina ...
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System:   82%
    User:   84%
 
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The Muse
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, writers, creativity, writer's life, screenwriter, writing, midlife crisis, family, manipulation, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   74%
 
Crimes of the Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, sisters, reunion, golden years, suicide, human nature, family, relationships, introspection, couple relations, adaptation, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   70%
 
I'll Do Anything
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, single parent, unsuccessful, parents and children, father daughter relationship, artists and showbiz, destiny, dialogue, youth, family relations, actor, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   76%
 
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Real Life
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, media satire, reality tv, suburban life, tv show, suburbs, artists and showbiz, culture clash, family, life philosophy, media, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   74%
 
Postcards from the Edge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, drugs, actor's life, hospital, rehabilitation, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
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Jeffrey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, aids, romance, friendship, fall in love, homosexuality, stereotypes, gays and lesbians, relationships, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
Stuart Saves His Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, touching, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, addiction, suburbs, rehabilitation, self discovery, couple relations, family, parents and children, sarcasm, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   52%
 
Home for the Holidays
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, clever, talky, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, holiday, thanksgiving, single parent, parents and children, christmas, family, sisters, siblings relations, relationships, eccentricity, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
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Housekeeping
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
The House of Yes
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, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, incest, assassination, eccentricity, suburbs, insanity, sarcasm, dialogue, parents and children, relationships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
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Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
The Four Seasons
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
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Funny Bones
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, comedian ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
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28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, wedding, drug abuse, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, going straight, drinking, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, urban, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
Clockwatchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
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Eulogy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lesbian, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, family life, parents and children, death, family drama, eccentric family, multiple storylines, eccentricity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
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Judy Berlin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, surreal, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, americana, single parent, suburbs, loneliness, drinking, human nature, dialogue, life philosophy, couple relations, parents and children, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Life Is Sweet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, realism, eating disorder, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems, loneliness, deadpan, family relations, suburbs, family drama, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
Last Summer in the Hamptons
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, hollywood, actor's life, estate, elderly lovers, secrets, family, relationships, writer's life, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
Something to Talk About
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, family, romance, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, single parent, revenge, women, lawyer, sisters, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Spanking the Monkey
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: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
Unstrung Heroes
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, cancer, single parent, family drama, human nature, coming-of-age, childhood, parents and children, storytelling, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Anywhere But Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
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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:   44%
    User:   48%
 
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