Movies like Parenthood 1989

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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: family life, single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, siblings relations, living with parents, supportive parent, parenting, yuppie, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother 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, eccentric family, culture clash, family life and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Parenthood: Crooklyn (1994), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), Crimes of the Heart (1986), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), 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, single parent, school, couple relations, teenage life, family problems, family relations, jazz musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, teenage life, eccentric family, single parent, self discovery, family relations, social differences, sex aid, parents and children, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, parents and children, family problems, family relations, family life, human nature, family gatherings, love and romance, sisters ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi river, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, family, family relations, eccentric family, last wish, breakup, infidelity, reunion, family drama, childhood memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ 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, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, siblings relations, love affair, teenage life, love and romance, eccentric family, self discovery, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, family problems, hopes, cons and scams, eccentric family, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, single parent, couples, family life ...
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, family life, nothing goes right, eccentric family, human nature, weekend, family relations, family problems, single parent, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, couples, family problems, family life, family relations, parents and children, solace, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: custody, adoption, hopes, redemption, family problems, family life, legal, life is a bitch, babies and infants, legal action, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, prodigy, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, eccentric family, society, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 469K
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, feel good, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, teenage pregnancy, social relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, adoption, eccentric family, teenager, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, crumbling marriage, writer's life, parents and children, human relationship, understanding, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, college, family relations, lifestyle, high school life, teachers and students, eccentric family, love and romance, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico, yale university, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, vengeance, family problems, couples, family gatherings, parents and children, youth, estrangement, family relations, teenage life, couple relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, single parent, family relations, adolescence, couple relations, marital problem, responsibility, siblings relations, parents and children, parenthood, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, wedding, children, family life, romance, love affair, family relations, coming of age, couples, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, poland
⇓ 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, acceptance, self discovery, eccentric family, parents and children, lgbt, family life, young man, gender, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, montreal quebec, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 606
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: culture clash, high school, coming of age, friendship, school, couples, looking for love, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family problems, social relations, teenage boy, coming of age, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, nothing goes right, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, in-laws, comedy of errors, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family problems, parents and children, hopes, family life, looking for love, single parent, terminal illness, family gatherings, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, couples, family life, parents and children, coming of age, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, midlife crisis, single parent, youth, looking for love, family life, family problems, couples, lifestyle, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, cons and scams, parents and children, fall in love, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 21K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, pregnancy, jealousy, painting, eccentric family, love and romance, family problems, family life, human nature, lifestyle, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, dysfunctional family, couples, family life, family problems, family relations, youth, misfit, gender, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, youth, family relations, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, emotional, witty ...
Plot: warden, deception, audition, stripper, eccentric family, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, teenage boy, neighbor, student, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, sentimental, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, human nature, pregnancy, couples, family problems, family life, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%