Movies like Pieces of April

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Pieces of April (2003)
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Pieces of April (2003)
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 place for Thanksgiving. While her father struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor for help.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, realistic, sentimental, clever, offbeat, semi serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marijuana, neighbor, thanksgiving, road trip, on the road, reconciliation, illness, holiday, family, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family gatherings, urban, generation gap, nothing goes right, disorder, unfulfillment, eccentric family, reunion, boyfriend, conservative, family feud, favoritism among siblings, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about family relations, storytelling, dialogue, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children and family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pieces of April: Please Give (2010), Dan in Real Life (2007), City Island (2009), The Savages (2007), The Station Agent (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, homeless, cancer, suicide, apartment, neighbor, midlife crisis, golden years, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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95%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, columnist, vacation, newspaper, widower, shore, single parent, romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.4
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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: realistic, talky, sentimental, touching, cynical ...
Plot: stripper, warden, audition, student, deception, neighbor, convict, secret, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unfulfillment, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 35K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, artist, grief, marijuana, divorce, anger, humiliation, inheritance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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66%
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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, couple relations, family problems, teenage life, family relations, school, single parent, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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59%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, family life, thanksgiving, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
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57%
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, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, eccentric family, family problems, last wish, couples, death in the family, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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54%
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, confession, secret, jealousy, family problems, family life, family relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, couples, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Guilt Trip (2012)
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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, overprotective mother, family relations, single parent, salesman, parents and children, protective parent, parent child relationship, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, human nature, family relations, family life, sisters ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
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51%
 6.9
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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: realistic, humorous, thought provoking, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, painting, jealousy, jewish, newlywed, social differences, human nature, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
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50%
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, christmas, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, single parent, human nature, weekend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, family secret, drug addiction, death in the family, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
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, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family gatherings, family in crisis, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, couple relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, eccentric family, family values, parents and children, family gatherings, secret, brother sister relationship, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, interracial romance, holiday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, starting over, suburban life, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, mistress, drug dealing, artist, love triangle, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, bohemian life, godparent, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, false accusation, pregnancy, culture clash, family life, family problems, couples, americana, society, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
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40%
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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 ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, youth, family life, eccentric family, supportive parent, living with parents, teenage life, siblings relations, parenting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
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40%
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Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: aging, abortion, road trip, on the road, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, friendship, teenager, father daughter relationship, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, infidelity, romance, suburban life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, offbeat, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, couples, family life, death in the family, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, estrangement, pregnancy, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, addiction, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, nothing goes right, parenthood, dysfunctional family, road trip, escapades, journey, suicidal, performance, suicide attempt, beauty pageant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: california, usa, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, eccentric family, in-laws, family gatherings, nothing goes right, parents and children, comedy of errors, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
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Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, writer's life, family feud, eccentric family, artists and showbiz, family relations, family problems, sexual dysfunction, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, family gatherings, lifestyle, introspection, estrangement, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 90K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, parents and children, family relations, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%