Movies like This Is Where I Leave You

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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the status of each tattered relationship among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterically funny and emotionally significant ways.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, talky, semi serious, dramatic, funny, emotional, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, family relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, family gatherings, death in the family, last wish, breakup, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, unfulfillment, gay, funeral, grieving, adultery, infidelity, marijuana, marriage, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england

Most similar movies to This Is Where I Leave You

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, family, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like This Is Where I Leave You: The Upside of Anger (2005), August: Osage County (2013), Death at a Funeral (2007), Just Before I Go (2014), The Descendants (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
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100%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, humiliation, death in the family, drinking problem, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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100%
Death at a Funeral (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: farce, funeral, dysfunctional family, secret, family gatherings, siblings relations, eccentric family, corpse, blackmail, pregnancy, presumed dead, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, gay, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, inheritance, cheating wife, dying mother, coma, estate, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, parenthood, family problems, health situation, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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100%
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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 ⇓
57%
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
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54%
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
49%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, family life, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family, christmas, couple relations, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, eccentric family, disorder, introspection, friendship, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, basement, stoner, glue, loneliness, overbearing, parents and children, suspicion, loser, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
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 2K
Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, family life, couples, mental illness, fire, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 39K
People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: inheritance, family secret, funeral, salesman, siblings relations, life changing experience, family reunited, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, surprising revelation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, secret, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, estrangement, train ride, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 8K
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 ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, drug addict, self discovery, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: offbeat, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, eccentric family, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family life, love and romance, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, hopes, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, romance, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, self discovery, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, spanking, drug abuse, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, addiction, society, reunion, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, parents and children, divorced divorcee, unfulfillment, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, biting, clever ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, dying, doctor, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, family in crisis, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, family problems, couples, youth, parents and children, family relations, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, house party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, coma, workaholic, human nature, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%