Movies like The Perez Family

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The Perez Family (1995)
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The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual resolve to emigrate, Dorita and Juan agree to play along. But it gets complicated when the two begin falling for each other just as Juan reunites with his wife, Carmela, whom he hasn't seen in decades.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, romantic, sexy, intense, road movie, sweet ...
Plot: immigration, political prisoner, prostitute, immigrants, mistaken identity, reunion, romance, couple relations, love triangle, destiny, parents and children, society, family relations, human nature, politics, fall in love, family life, love and romance, couples, dysfunctional family, love, prison, scheme, survivor, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, florida, miami, latin america

Most similar movies to The Perez Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and semi serious films with plots about relationships, love and romance, dialogue, life philosophy, romance, mentor and couples mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Perez Family: Once Around (1991), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Angie (1994), Nothing in Common (1986), The Story of Us (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean, new england, boston
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100%
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hosptial to find out that ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mistaken identity, train wreck, pregnancy, romance, forbidden love, couple relations, comedy of errors, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 2K
Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family life, single parent, romance, opposites attract, working class, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: talky, touching, feel good, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, parents and children, hopes, parent child relationship, romance, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, crumbling marriage, introspection, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jump Tomorrow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When shy, straitlaced George (Tunde Adebimpe) meets vivacious, adorable Alicia (Natalia Verbeke), he's instantly smitten -- which puts his imminent arranged marriage in jeopardy. He vows to do the right thing, but then he falls in with Gerard ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, on the road, comedy of errors, destiny, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: semi serious, talky, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, death, dysfunctional family, single parent, human nature, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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49%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, horse ranch, single mother, romance, single parent, divorce, starting over, unlikely couple, couple relations, eligible bachelor, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Love Letter (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a mysterious love letter that turns a sleepy New England town upside down.
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, love letter, romance, mistaken identity, fall in love, comedy of errors, gays and lesbians, misunderstanding, couple relations, ocean or sea, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Living Out Loud (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, brooklyn bridge, female protagonist, human nature, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, infidelity, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 32K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, musician, couple relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, single parent, unlikely couple, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, horse, family, love affair, single parent, romance, crumbling marriage, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: parents and children, romance, siblings relations, relationship vs career, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, looking for love, eccentric family, cooking, food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, spanking, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, eccentric family, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, looking for love, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: talky, touching, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, italian restaurant, infidelity, romance, urban, lover, full moon, love letter, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, parents and children, fall in love, autism, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, dark humor, twists and turns, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, self discovery, couple relations, romance, love triangle, love and romance, couples, human nature, introspection, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
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Green Card (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love, immigration, greenhouse, green card, romance, cons and scams, unlikely couple, immigrants, urban, fall in love, fish out of water, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, latin america, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, hate crime, female impersonator, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, marriage, friendship, coming of age, grandmother, advice, americana, romance, self discovery, extramarital affair, marriage proposal, married couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, romance, fall in love, infidelity, couple relations, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Cannery Row (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A depressed section of Monterey, California is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist and former baseball star. Suzy is a scrappy, abrasive drifter who can't even succeed ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: marine biologist, prostitute, friendship, romance, love affair, drifter, rich and poor, fall in love, americana, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 7K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, suburbs, performer's life, friendship, redemption, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, suburban life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: divorce, single mother, romance, friendship, best friends, feminism, suburbs, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, thirtysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 11K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, orphan, baboon, tragedy, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, single parent, unlikely couple, couple relations, impossible love, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 21K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, lobster, commitment, romance, best friends, coming-of-age, siblings relations, small town life, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, connecticut, usa, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, small town, siblings relations, best friend, couples, family relations, friends, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Picture Perfect (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love triangle, workplace romance, lie, fire, career woman, nothing goes right, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 18K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, transplant, fall in love, veterinarian, love of one's life, hopes, love and romance, couples, golden years, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
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Breaking Up (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aloof, struggling food photographer thinks he has found true love with a fiery grade-school teacher. At first, the relationship is all wine and roses, but as they realize they have little in common besides great sex, the romance wanes, and they ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: marriage, unlikely couple, romance, young lovers, infidelity, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, love triangle, singleness ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%