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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: realistic, talky, touching, clever, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, dramatic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: thanksgiving, marijuana, neighbor, road trip, on the road, illness, family, reconciliation, nothing goes right, urban, parents and children, sex, love, holiday, eccentric family, family gatherings, reunion, family relations, disorder, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family feud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, relationships, dialogue, parenthood and family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pieces of April: Please Give (2010), City Island (2009), Dan in Real Life (2007), Around the Bend (2004), The Savages (2007). 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: semi serious, clever, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, cancer, suicide, homeless, neighbor, apartment, family life, midlife crisis, family relations, urban, golden years, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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95%
 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, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: stripper, dysfunctional family, secret, convict, audition, warden, student, neighbor, deception, couple relations, farce, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, single parent, single father, widower, shore, parenthood, romance, columnist, vacation, newspaper, daughter, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, redemption, van, bus, parents and children, father, grandfather, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, self discovery, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, albuquerque new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
 34K
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: realistic, semi serious, clever, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, small town, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, dwarf, artist, humiliation, divorce, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jealousy, secret, neighbor, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family gatherings, family problems, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: clever, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, christmas, single parent, parents and children, family conflict, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, on the road, eccentric family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, family relations, golden years, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, elderly, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, cross country, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: clever, stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, redemption, terminal illness, child prodigy, cigarette smoking, depression, eccentric family, tennis, accountant, bankruptcy, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 33K
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, guilt, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, inventor, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, nagging and grouching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 8K
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, school play, photo shoot, friendship, urban, rivalry, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, talky, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, human nature, family in crisis, couples, family relations, ego clash, couple relations, parents and children, cancer, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 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: talky, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, thanksgiving, halloween, golden years, dysfunctional family, single parent, cheating, telephone, amnesia, sibling relationship, crumbling marriage, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 30K
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: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 20K
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, christian, newlywed, painting, jewish, jealousy, human nature, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Plot: single parent, love and romance, urban, couples, romance, family relations, golden years, crumbling marriage, starting over, human nature, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: clever, witty, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, hypochondriac, extramarital affair, writing, sisters, architect, accountant, audition, cocaine, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, single parent, self discovery, single mother, coming of age, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, tennessee, west virginia ...
⇓ 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, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, on the road, beauty pageant, road trip, disorder, escapades, under the surface, businessman, human relationship, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, cross country, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: physical appearance, coming of age, coming-of-age, culture clash, parents and children, urban, family business, rebellion, working class, youth, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, funeral, college, anger, sex, lie, grief, marijuana, alcoholic, graduation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cancer, infidelity, opposites attract, astronaut, single mother, terminal illness, loss of daughter, neighbor neighbor relationship, parent child relationship, parents and children, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new york, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 856
Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, lake or river, family relations, aging, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, false accusation, pregnancy, thanksgiving, parents and children, family gatherings, estrangement, americana, family life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 1K
Garbo Talks (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A New York accountant (Ron Silver) sets out to grant his dying mother's last wish--to meet film star Greta Garbo. Sidney Lumet's bittersweet 1984 comedy also stars Anne Bancroft, Catherine Hicks, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Fierstein, Howard Da ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: terminal illness, last wish, human nature, on the road, couple relations, parents and children, family life, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians, obsession, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Days and Nights (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love. A modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", set in rural New England.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estate, siblings relations, love and romance, actress, director, chess, suicide, accident, eagle, estranged son
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1987
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, teenage life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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