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, talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, single parent, crumbling marriage, mother son relationship, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, midlife crisis, family life, couples, family problems, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, lifestyle, divorce, relationship problems, video telephone, incest joke, old lady ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about couples, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, culture clash and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mother: The Daytrippers (1996), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), You Can Thank Me Later (1998), Home for the Holidays (1995), Eulogy (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, talky, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, human nature, family in crisis, couples, family relations, ego clash, couple relations, parents and children, cancer, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hospital, family life, golden years, writer's life, crumbling marriage, human nature, infidelity, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: clever, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, christmas, single parent, parents and children, family conflict, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, exploding boat, family life, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family conflict, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, lesbian, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, romance, breakup, drugs/alcohol, couples, urban, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, running, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 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, inspirational ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, screenwriter, writer's life, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, writers, creativity, writing, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, sibling relationship, sisters, golden years, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, suburbs, rehabilitation, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family life, hollywood, actor's life, estate, dysfunctional family, elderly lovers, writer's life, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: parents and children, suburbs, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, couples, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, necklace ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, talky, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, vacation, midlife crisis, human nature, couple relations, wilderness, romance, couples, friends, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, neighbor, doppelganger, alzheimer's disease, stalker, stalking, family life, writer's life, suburbs, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 99
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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, child as adult, midlife crisis, family life, unfulfillment, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: unsuccessful, actor, hollywood, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, actor's life, young heroes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, horse, family, single parent, romance, crumbling marriage, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: suburbs, single parent, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, couple relations, looking for love, vampire, parents and children, custody, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, single parent, human nature, working class, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 923
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: yuppie, surrealism, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, rise and fall, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, self discovery, romance, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, gambling, advertising, down on your luck, nothing goes right, roulette, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 803
Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: single parent, love and romance, urban, couples, romance, family relations, golden years, crumbling marriage, starting over, human nature, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, talky, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: incest, mental illness, twins, parents and children, dysfunctional family, white house, obsession, thanksgiving, suburbs, siblings relations, assassination, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, coming of age, single parent, human nature, mental illness, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, misfit, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: live performance, monologue, musician's life, writer's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, media satire, midlife crisis, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 11K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, thanksgiving, halloween, golden years, dysfunctional family, single parent, cheating, telephone, amnesia, sibling relationship, crumbling marriage, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Season's Beatings (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: restaurant, pregnancy, fall in love, family life, nightclub, romance, single parent, crumbling marriage, self discovery, suburbs, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 5K
Mama's Boy (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: single parent, social misfits, unlikely couple, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, thirtysomething life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 600
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, coming of age, culture clash, racism, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, false accusation, pregnancy, thanksgiving, parents and children, family gatherings, estrangement, americana, family life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%