Movies like Parents

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Parents (1989)
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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, offbeat, semi serious, cult film, disturbing, macabre, surreal, satirical, dark ...
Plot: suburbs, family relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, cannibal, teenage life, school, youth, parents and children, self discovery, family life, family problems, society, mischievous children, social worker, suburban life, disorder, eccentric family, parents, cannibalism, satire, blood, sexuality, scientist, food ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s

Most similar movies to Parents

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and dark humor films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Parents: Neighbors (1981), The People Under the Stairs (1991), Siblings (2004), Polyester (1981), Society (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, silly humor, friends, disorder, couples, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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100%
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: suspenseful, rough, scary, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, mental illness, human monster, serial killer, murder, break in, incest, manic, disfigurement, child abuse, guard dog, robbery gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: lust, murder, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, crime gone awry, deadly, youth, family problems, family life, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, witty, suspense, biting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, suburbs, abortion, dysfunctional family, satire, strangulation, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, love affair, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.5
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Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan, 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: scary, surreal, psychological, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret society, surrealism, transformation, delusion, body horror, family relations, friendship, satire, psychiatrist, mystery, youth, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
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51%
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, society, tv show, disorder, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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50%
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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, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
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45%
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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: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, feud, neighbor, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, deadly, lifestyle, society, disorder, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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43%
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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: psychological, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, society, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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43%
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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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, family problems, family life, single parent, supernatural, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: best friends, prank, love and romance, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, innocence lost, fall in love, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec
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42%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, family relations, couples, small town, couple relations, mischievous children, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally ...
Style: not serious, witty, dark humor, cult film, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, surfer, parody, beach, revenge, surfing, slasher, psychopath, teenage life, youth, serial killer, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: malibu california, florence, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, disturbing, surreal, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, masturbation, coming of age, insanity, family relations, mischievous children, mentally unstable, family problems, animal life, youth, curses spells and rituals, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, sicily, canada
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39%
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.
Style: realistic, humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, dangerous animal, deadly, danger, family relations, disorder, courtroom drama, parents and children, love and romance, zombie, chainsaw, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Fido (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the ...
Style: humorous, touching, stylized, witty, atmospheric ...
Plot: zombie, suburbs, siege, monster, housewife, cannibalism, back from the dead, small town, master and servant, child's point of view, satire, unlikely hero ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life, prodigy, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, prank, nothing goes right, youth, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, rough, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, criminal heroes, woman in danger, family in danger, psychopath, misfit, deadly, danger, crimes, stalking, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be....
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boarding school, family relations, campaign, school, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, homecoming, teenage life, self discovery, boarding school life, society ...
Time: 80s
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37%
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: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, high school, police investigation, love and romance, teenage love, dysfunctional family, high school life, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, youth, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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36%
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, thanksgiving, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
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36%
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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, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Housebound (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, house arrest, plot twist, parents and children, supernatural, danger, mystery, family relations, bloody violence, female protagonist, exploding head, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, feel good, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, teenager, coming of age, teenage daughter, teen angst, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, child as adult, family relations, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couple relations, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, unfulfillment, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, humorous, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, small town, best friends, love and romance, eccentric family, teenage love, family problems, society, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, first sexual experience ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, disorder, family relations, family problems, couples, silly humor, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, couple relations, unsuccessful, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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