Movies like Parenthood 1989

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Parenthood (1989)
 7.0
 39K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dramatic, funny, sentimental, entertaining, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, teen angst, yuppie, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, parent child relationship, eccentric family, suburban life, family life, youth, family relations, teenage life, parenthood, social relations, children, dysfunctional family, college dropout, parent getting married, sex aid, remarry, favoritism among siblings, supportive parent, living with parents, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri

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Most similar movies to Parenthood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, dramatic and semi serious films with plots about family, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, family relations, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Parenthood: Crooklyn (1994), A Simple Twist of Fate (1994), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Lost in Yonkers (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, custody, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, small town, redemption, youth, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, kindergarten, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, nomad, single parent, teenage life, parents and children, social differences, eccentric family, family relations, self discovery, sex aid, sex, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, grandmother, aunt, coming of age, brothers, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, touching, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, single parent, self discovery, couple relations, midlife crisis, coming of age, romance, suburbs, newlywed, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, dream, hollywood, teen angst, audition, parents and children, small town, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
 454K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, small town life, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, witty, clever, serious ...
Plot: divorce, museum, masturbation, coming of age, dysfunctional family, tennis, self fulfillment, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, police detective, single parent, parents and children, police protection, police academy, daughter, police operation, eccentric family, estrangement, redemption, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, venice beach california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, dysfunctional family, holiday, family relations, comedy of errors, couple relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, eccentric family, in-laws, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 18K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, fish out of water, rise and fall, switching roles, housewife, job, couple relations, parents and children, relationship vs career, family life, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: actor, unsuccessful, single parent, hollywood, 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 ⇓
53%
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, nothing goes right, children, prank, husband wife relationship, aspiring actor, new job, chaos, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
 6.9
 5K
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 ...
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 ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, single parent, self discovery, single mother, coming of age, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, north carolina, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, gays and lesbians, immigrants, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, single father, intelligence, single, scientist, jealousy, working class, parents and children, mathematics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Where the Heart Is (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, small town, friendship, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, tennessee, usa, california, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, single parent, parents and children, family conflict, christmas, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 33K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, guilt, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, inventor, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, nagging and grouching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 44K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: college, high school, coming of age, surfer, arson, surfing, parents and children, chase, teenage life, change, idol, province ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 2K
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, single parent, friendship, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, custody, eccentric family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 29K
City Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: stripper, secret, convict, dysfunctional family, audition, warden, student, neighbor, deception, couple relations, farce, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: clever, witty, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, hypochondriac, extramarital affair, writing, sisters, architect, accountant, audition, cocaine, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, human nature, remarry, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, actor's life, desire for fame, show business, siblings relations, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, family relations, artists and showbiz, aging, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%