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: clever, humorous, witty, talky, psychological, funny, light, road movie, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, eccentricity, catastrophe, relationships, women, loneliness, family, friendship, hitman, writers, depression, gunfight, espionage, brutality, corruption, runaway, childhood, chase, mentor, vengeance, parenthood, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, humorous, talky and realistic films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, storytelling, runaway and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mother: Lost in America (1985), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), Modern Romance (1981), Real Life (1979), The Muse (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, writers, family life, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
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, witty, talky, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, fired from the job, on the road, nothing goes right, couples, fish out of water, americana, love and romance, hopes, promotion, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: humorous, melancholic, funny, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, obsession, love, character study, honest, love and romance, couples, self discovery, breakup, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Real Life (1979)
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: funny, humorous, satirical, witty, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dark humor, reality, family life, lifestyle, tv show, nothing goes right, society, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, inspirational, light, funny ...
Plot: hollywood, muse, screenwriter, writers, manipulation, family, writer's life, mentor, runaway, workplace, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: talky, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, suburbs, infidelity, chance meeting, drunkenness, character study, road trip, writers, workplace, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, family problems, couples, youth, family life, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, widow, family relations, musician, family, relationships, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, satirical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, satire, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Clockwatchers (1997)
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: atmospheric, melancholic, satirical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, women, friendship, workplace, existentialism, office politics, loneliness, workplace situations, heist, fighting the system, secretary, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: touching, feel good, realistic, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, friendship, loneliness, on the road, starting over, self discovery, human nature, family problems, single parent, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa fe new mexico, west virginia, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Housekeeping (1987)
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: sad, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, suicide, friendship, self discovery, bdsm, eccentricity, depression, obsession, moral ambiguity, distopia, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: witty, clever, talky, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: psychiatry, sexualized violence, greed, life & death, dark hero, genetics, drugs, catastrophe, dark humor, twists and turns, melancholy, visceral ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, satirical, bleak, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: suburbs, dysfunctional family, stereotypes, addiction, first contact, sexualized violence, art, poetry, nudity (full frontal - brief), melancholy, bittersweet, superhero ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, berlin germany
⇓ 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: sentimental, emotional, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, mental illness, terminal illness, cancer, jewish, eccentricity, insanity, police investigation, segregation, first contact ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: romantic, touching, humorous, melancholic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, death, heaven, destiny, past life, romance, courage, life & death, courtroom, reincarnation, honest, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, sexy, erotic, art house, meditative ...
Plot: women, obsession, suicide attempt, love and romance, romance, marriage, mentor, secrets, relationships, writers, solitude, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, humorous, intense, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, thanksgiving, holiday, gay, family relations, female protagonist, eccentric family, family life, nothing goes right, family conflict, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: surreal, humorous, touching, clever, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentricity, comedian, farce, creativity, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, road movie, melancholic, funny, thought provoking ...
Plot: on the road, road trip, eccentricity, existentialism, friendship, midlife crisis, loneliness, sarcasm, food, restaurant, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
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: humorous, touching, melancholic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, women, depression, female protagonist, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sisters, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, betrayal, redemption, childhood, parenthood, adaptation, family relations, husband wife relationship, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: funny, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, allegory ...
Plot: dark humor, farce, mental institution, suicide attempt, satire, transformation, parenthood, workplace, existentialism, first contact, loneliness, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Life Is Sweet (1990)
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: compassionate, sweet, funny, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: working class, food, depression, class differences, rebellious daughter, compassion, family relations, midlife crisis, family problems, nothing goes right, family in crisis, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, family relations, child's point of view, parents and children, black people, family problems, teenage life, school, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
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, feel good, sexy, light, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, women, teen angst, teenager, bittersweet, small town, mother, friendship, death, hospital, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: ironic, satirical, humorous, light, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, eccentricity, loneliness, looking for love, love and romance, pregnancy, self discovery, dark humor, brutality, fantasy world, death, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%