Movies like Parenthood

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Parenthood (1989)
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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, melancholic, emotional, light, talky, realistic, semi serious, dramatic, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, family relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, siblings relations, living with parents, supportive parent, parenting, yuppie, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, happy ending, suburban life, remarry, college dropout, favoritism among siblings, parent getting married, sex aid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri

Most similar movies to Parenthood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family, mentor, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Parenthood: Crooklyn (1994), Instant Family (2018), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Crimes of the Heart (1986), Lost in Yonkers (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, couple relations, family problems, teenage life, family relations, school, single parent, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 58K
Instant Family (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from ...
Style: feel good, funny, light, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, adolescence, family relations, family, parents and children, husband wife relationship, children, social worker, childless couple, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, eccentric family, family relations, self discovery, single parent, parents and children, social differences, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, eccentric family, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, human nature, family relations, family life, sisters ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, siblings relations, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, family relations, romance, loan ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: police detective, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, couples, family life, estrangement, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, brazil, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, touching, witty, semi serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, christmas, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, single parent, human nature, weekend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: adoption, hopes, custody, redemption, family life, family problems, friendship, legal action, life is a bitch, parents and children, babies and infants, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, family life, misfit, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, single parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, crumbling marriage, writer's life, understanding, human relationship, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, sweet, touching, funny ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, pregnancy, social relations, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, parents and children, adoption, eccentric family, teenager, change of heart, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, friendship, family life, prodigy, parents and children, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, eccentric family, family problems, last wish, couples, death in the family, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 45K
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, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, family relations, high school life, lifestyle, teenage life, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations, teachers and students, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico, southern california, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, holiday, eccentric family, in-laws, family gatherings, nothing goes right, parents and children, comedy of errors, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Polish Wedding (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, wedding, children, family life, romance, love affair, youth, coming of age, couples, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.2
 29K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, single parent, family relations, adolescence, couple relations, marital problem, parenthood, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 30K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, homosexual, reconciliation, coming out, self discovery, eccentric family, acceptance, parents and children, lgbt, teenage life, family life, young man ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, holy land, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Accidents Happen (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything ...
Style: touching, semi serious, dark humor, family saga, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth, teenage life, family problems, social relations, teenage boy, coming of age, childhood trauma, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, couple relations, self discovery, romance, friendship, family life, couples, parents and children, coming of age, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, single parent, midlife crisis, couples, looking for love, family life, eccentric family, family problems, lifestyle, introspection, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, dysfunctional family, human nature, misfit, society, self discovery, youth, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: beauty pageant, dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, human nature, love and romance, contests and competitions, couples, family life, family problems, looking for love, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, suburban life, cheating wife, therapy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 498
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, offbeat, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, couples, family life, death in the family, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, estrangement, pregnancy, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 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: offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family life, eccentric family, couples, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, mental illness, helicopter, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: biracial, self discovery, family relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, death in the family, siblings relations, interracial relations, hopes, human nature, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, social relations, youth, parents and children, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, wisconsin, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, tv show, kidnapping, widower, photo album, redemption, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, society, mentally unstable, racism, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%