Movies like Parenthood 1989

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Parenthood
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: parenthood, children, dysfunctional family, suburbs, parents and children, marriage, family, family drama, pornography, siblings relations, childhood, divorce, eccentric family, adoption, suburban life, culture clash, family life, redemption, kids and family, single parent, youth, relationships, honest, family relations, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
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Hannah and Her Sisters
Comedy, Drama
USA
107 min.
 7.9
C.R.A.Z.Y.
Comedy, Drama
Canada
127 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Parenthood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and humorous films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, family relations, runaway and family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Parenthood: A Simple Twist of Fate (1994), Crooklyn (1994), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Stepmom (1998), Lost in Yonkers (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Simple Twist of Fate
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, redemption, self discovery, teacher, single father, parents and children, adaptation, literature, childhood, mentor, small town, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, virginia, kindergarten, washington d.c.
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Crooklyn
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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This Is Where I Leave You
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, family, adultery, infidelity, marijuana, marriage, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, family drama, family bonds, relationships, spelling bee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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System:   84%
    User:   99%
 
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Stepmom
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
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Lost in Yonkers
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, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, mentor, gangsters, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
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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: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
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    User:   68%
 
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Soul Food
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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    User:   71%
 
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Slums of Beverly Hills
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, clever, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, drugs, storytelling, incest, single parent, dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, parenthood, jewish, adolescence, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
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System:   70%
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A Family Thing
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
Crimes of the Heart
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, golden years, sisters, suicide, human nature, family, relationships, introspection, couple relations, adaptation, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
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System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
The Way Way Back
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, mentor, dysfunctional family, loneliness, divorce, parenthood, vacation, coming-of-age, theme park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
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Mother
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: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters ...
Time: 90s
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System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
Little Man Tate
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, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, working class, mathematics, single parent, college, mentor, prodigy, hospital, childhood, genius, happy ending, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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    User:   64%
 
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God Said, 'Ha!'
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, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
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Max Dugan Returns
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, redemption, single parent, money, teacher, family, parenthood, parents and children, father daughter relationship, high school, eccentric family, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, venice beach california, brazil
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System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
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East Is East
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, islam, british, dysfunctional family, working class, marriage, parents and children, race issues, immigrants, family life, violence, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, london, europe, northern england, israel
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System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
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Mr. Mom
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, parenthood, rise and fall, switching roles, fish out of water, chase, couple relations, happy ending, children, childhood, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
Unstrung Heroes
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, cancer, single parent, family drama, human nature, coming-of-age, childhood, parents and children, storytelling, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
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The Squid and the Whale
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, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, divorce, parenthood, adolescence, childhood, depression, infidelity, drinking, marriage, adultery, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
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Housekeeping
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, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, single parent, human nature, runaway, coming-of-age, self discovery, childhood, mental illness, sisters, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
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Roommates
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: golden years, cancer, starting over, mentor, family, human nature, friendship, hospital, relationships, elderly, hopes, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
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The Guilt Trip
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, touching, road movie, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, guilt, on the road, single parent, relationships, drinking, parents and children, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
Mr. Saturday Night
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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, siblings relations, mentor, relationship vs career, life & death, storytelling, showbiz, jewish, family, brothers, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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System:   44%
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The Descendants
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, emotional, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, greed, death, hospital, lawyer, on the road, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
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Tumbleweeds
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, friendship, on the road, drinking, single parent, road trip, relationships, self discovery, runaway, school, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, north carolina, san diego california, west virginia ...
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
The Four Seasons
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, touching, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, human nature, unlikely friendships, relationships, marriage, couple relations, dialogue, mentor, romance, wilderness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
Pieces of April
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family, terminal illness, road trip, holiday, dysfunctional family, cooking, thanksgiving, nothing goes right, marijuana, neighbor, on the road, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, relationships, hospital, gay, immigrants, marriage, human nature, farce, sexualized violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, california
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System:   42%
    User:   46%
 

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Dad
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, redemption, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, hospital, golden years, cancer, family drama, father son relationship, mentor, vengeance, doctors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
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System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
Home for the Holidays
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, clever, talky, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, holiday, thanksgiving, single parent, parents and children, christmas, family, sisters, siblings relations, relationships, eccentricity, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore
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System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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