Movies like Mother 1996

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Mother (1996)
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Mother (1996)
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: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, funny, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, youth, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, looking for love, midlife crisis, family problems, couples, lifestyle, introspection, single parent, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, eccentric family, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, divorce, dog, road trip, beach, mother ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, culture clash, dysfunctional family and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mother: God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), The Daytrippers (1996), The Muse (1999), The Four Seasons (1981), Stuart Saves His Family (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
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, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, family gatherings, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
94%
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 10K
The Muse (1999)
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, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Four Seasons (1981)
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, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, human nature, introspection, best friends, self discovery, partners, couples, family problems, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
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, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, addiction, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, family gatherings, suburban life, couple relations, rehabilitation, family life, disorder, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
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, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, sibling relationship, sisters, family life, unfulfillment, love and romance, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, talky, touching, clever, cynical ...
Plot: thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, christmas, family relations, family gatherings, love and romance, single parent, youth, virginity, parents and children, siblings relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
65%
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Crooklyn (1994)
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family relations, couple relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
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, touching ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, self discovery, single parent, youth, young heroes, parents and children, family relations, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actor's life, hollywood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, talky, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, stalking, single parent, dog, neighbor, stalker, alzheimer's disease, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, suburban life, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: neurotic, talky, humorous, witty, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, love and romance, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, fall in love, self discovery, breakup, urban, filmmaking, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, couples, child as adult, family life, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, single parent, youth, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: 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 ⇓
58%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
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, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lifestyle, showbiz, introspection, human nature, actor's life, society, reunion, self discovery, hollywood, writer's life, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, parents and children, golden years, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, looking for love, family life, family problems, love and romance, siblings relations, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lost in America (1985)
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: road movie, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, advertising, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, disorder, fish out of water, promotion, americana, couples, starting over, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 8K
Eulogy (2004)
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, realistic, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, exploding boat, lesbian, love and romance, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, family reunited, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, loud, cold relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 957
Judy Berlin (1999)
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: solar eclipse, alzheimer's disease, marriage, dysfunctional family, americana, couples, midlife crisis, homecoming, youth, single parent, filmmaking, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
Something to Talk About (1995)
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, humorous, feel good, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Funny Bones (1995)
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, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, love affair, couples, eccentric family, family relations, couple relations, friends, parents and children, love and romance, haunted by the past, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: monologue, live performance, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends, media satire, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, introspection, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, death, romance, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, human nature, single parent, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Defending Your Life (1991)
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, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, destiny, romance, redemption, supernatural romance, fall in love, starting over, couple relations, imaginary, hopes, supernatural, heaven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, family problems, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, breakup, rise and fall, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
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, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, coming of age, on the run, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, starting over, human nature, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, missouri, louisiana, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 4K
Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, infidelity, custody, riddles and clues, family problems, looking for love, couples, suburbs, family life, supernatural, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, neurotic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, couple relations, romance, parents and children, infidelity, fall in love, eccentric family, looking for love, couples, love affair, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%