Movies like Parents

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Parents (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, disturbing, surreal, satirical, macabre, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: cannibal, dysfunctional family, coming of age, school, self discovery, suburbs, parents and children, parents, eccentric family, suburban life, teenage life, family life, youth, family problems, family relations, mischievous children, society, disorder, cannibalism, social worker, blood, close up of eye, man wearing glasses, meat, housewife ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s

Most similar movies to Parents

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, dark humor and realistic films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, suburbs, youth, family problems and eccentric family mostly in Comedy, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Parents: The People Under the Stairs (1991), Siblings (2004), Next Door (1994), Neighbors (1981), The Good Student (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, incest, human monster, slasher killer, creep, shotgun, serial killer, murder, terminal illness, eviction, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 622
Siblings (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joe (Alex Campbell) and his siblings have a couple of problems. First off, their stepparents are despicably evil. Secondly, they seemed to have killed them. Now this mixed up mess of half-sisters and step-brothers have to figure out how to dispose ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor
Plot: lust, murder, dysfunctional family, suburbs, crime gone awry, dealing with death, sibling relationship, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.7
 549
Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: feud, neighbor, prank, suburbs, suburban life, contests and competitions, starting over, human nature, eccentric family, murder, road not taken, royal family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 7K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, couple relations, school, farce, suburbs, new neighbor, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, couples, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Good Student (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ally, a popular teen and local celebrity goes missing, her small suburban town erupts in panic.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: high school, police investigation, kidnapping, coming of age, small town, innocence lost, teenage love, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 4K
976-EVIL (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, satanic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gory, high school, phone sex, supernatural, vengeance, supernatural ability, killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.0
 373
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Microwave Massacre (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A guy kills his wife because she's a bad cook.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, cannibal, prostitute, gory, serial killer, crimes, crime, deadly, buddies, investigation, experiment gone awry, road not taken ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.6
 12K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, suspicion, suspect, dysfunctional, dysfunctional family, death, crime, accident, suburbs, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 4K
Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: suburbs, single parent, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, couple relations, looking for love, vampire, parents and children, custody, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there's Léa, the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: mischievous children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, family problems, disorder, best friends, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, parents and children, eccentric family, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, suburbs, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, friends, prodigy, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Psychos in Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A strip-joint owner and a manicurist find that they have many things in common, the foremost being that they are psychotic serial killers. They fall in love and are happy being the family that slays together, until one day they come up against a ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, violence, psychotic, cannibal, psychopath, murderous pair, suburbs, gory, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Oh, What a Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the summer of 1955, seventeen-year-old Eric Hansen embarks on a journey in his new town, a journey which will change his life forever.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, best friends, innocence lost, teenage crush, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 6K
Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, biting, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, pornography, dysfunctional family, abortion, strangulation, love and romance, gay, drag, suburbs, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 3K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, clergy, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family life, suburbs, suburban life, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
She's Out of Control (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Los Angeles radio-station manager's girlfriend shows his teenage daughter how to be sexy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teen angst, teenage daughter, teenager, coming of age, suburbs, single parent, self discovery, girlfriend, daughter, father, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Meet the Hollowheads (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hollowheads are a strange, futuristic family that live in a Jetsons type world complete with many cool gadgets. Henry is hoping for a promotion at the slime factory in which he works and decides to bring his boss home for dinner and to meet the ...
Style: futuristic, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: suburbs, society, disorder, family, eccentric family, suburban life, workplace situations, nothing goes right, factory, dinner, gadget, dysfunctional family ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 728
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young couple spend the night in a restaurant, only to find out that it is haunted by three dead women who hunger for human flesh.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, restaurant, cannibalism, curses spells and rituals, gory, religions or cults, danger, deadly, slasher, unlikely criminals, survival, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 6K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, surreal, disturbing, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, crazy, insanity, parents and children, falling in love, family conflict, peasant, eccentric family, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 10K
Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: surreal, dark humor, psychological, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, transformation, surrealism, orgy, body horror, secret society, psychiatrist, high school, gory, cheerleader, delusion, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.4
 2K
Blood Car (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood...HUMAN BLOOD.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, biting, offbeat
Plot: blood, zombie, gory, violence spree, obsession, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, teenage life, danger, deadly, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 1K
The Bunker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A student moves in with a family that lives in an underground house in the middle of the forest, far from civilization. His hopes of peace and quiet are soon shattered, when it becomes apparent that both the parents and their son have a screw loose.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, parents and children, eccentric family, confined, family problems, prodigy, dysfunctional family, youth, family relations, overalls, bunker, topless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Intimate Relations (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young merchant marine turns up in an English coastal town looking for a brother he barely knows. When his brother's wife rebukes him he takes up with the Beasley family. However, soon the mother and daughter are chasing and ending up in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: elderly lovers, love and romance, dysfunctional family, age difference, infidelity, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, orphan, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 8K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: scary, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gore, gory, hotel, psychopath, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, stalking, family in danger, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 1K
Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, golden years, single parent, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, family life, family problems, family relations, prank, couple relations, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Head of the Family (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The "head" of the family is literally that--a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, gory, deadly creature, strong sexual content, mad scientist, violence, freak, experiment, slasher, zombie, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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