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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
Original name: La prima cosa bella
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Michelucci family, from the nineteen-seventies to the present day: the central character is the stunningly beautiful Anna, the lively, frivolous and sometimes embarrassing mother of Bruno and Valeria. Everything begins in the Summer of 1971, at the annual Summer beauty pageant held at Livorno’s most popular bathing establishment. Anna is unexpectedly crowned “Most Beautiful Mother”, unwittingly stirring the violent jealousy of her husband. From then on, chaos strikes the family and for Anna, Bruno and his sister Valeria, it is the start of an adventure that will only end thirty years later. Bruno ends up living in Milan after managing to escape from Livorno and his mother. He will return to his hometown at the end of the film to be at his mother’s side during her very last days.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, sincere, psychological, sentimental
Plot: mother son relationship, femme fatale, mother, parents and children, homecoming, family life, family relations, small town, terminal illness, power relations, youth, haunted by the past, family gatherings, jealous spouse, siblings relations, parent child relationship, wedding, lawyer, motorcycle, ambulance, beauty pageant, beauty, contest, generation, bastard
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, bittersweet, family problems, siblings relations and youth mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The First Beautiful Thing: Don't Think About It (2007), Latin Lover (2015), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), A Whole Life Ahead (2008), Two Weeks (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Plot: bankruptcy, small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, homecoming, family business, family life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, parents and children, family home, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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95%
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Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, rivalry, ego clash, family life, estrangement, estate, strong female presence, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, suburbs, unfulfillment, family relations, indoor, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Whole Life Ahead (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The vicissitudes of a newly graduated girl in the universe of the precarious work. Marta is a well- educated girl; she is curious and silent one, which finds work in the call center of a company that sells a futuristic appliance. So she finds out a ...
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: call center, family relations, labor union, boss and employee, single parent, workplace, obnoxious boss, power relations, office, workplace situations, graduate, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, single parent, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, alcohol, drinking contest, siblings relations, family life, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male bonding, male friendship, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, humorous, light, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, family life, mafia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hardboiled Egg (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno, Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.
Style: realistic, humorous, gloomy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, bittersweet, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage love, factory worker, teenage life, parents and children, teachers and students, small town, couple relations, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tuscany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Youngest Son (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amoral man manhandles his wife and falls into the claws of a wheeler dealer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: couple relations, family life, family in crisis, wedding, family relations, estrangement, single parent, marriage, cheating, corruption, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, hopes, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, moral dilemma, teenage life, family relations, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, lottery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, strong female presence, bittersweet, river, family relations, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Let's Talk About the Rain (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through their recently deceased mother's belongings. While ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, small town, siblings relations, infidelity, filmmaking, love, sister sister relationship, politics, feminism, extramarital affair, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Short Skin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ever since he was a child, the seventeen-yearold Edoardo has suffered from a malformation of the foreskin that stops him from masturbating and makes him insecure and ill at ease with girls. Shut up in his sexless microcosm, Edoardo reacts with ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family relations, misfit, youth, anxiety, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, foreskin, loss of virginity, uncertainty, pressure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, light ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, countryside, lagoon, fish, landowner, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, language barrier, travel, family life, society, culture clash, social differences, parents and children, school, rejection, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, coming of age, bittersweet, unfulfillment, illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, sister sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, couples, family relations, black romance, marriage, strong female presence, christian, gospel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, teachers and students, parents and children, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, politics, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: elderly, disorder, family relations, aging, human nature, parents and children, nothing goes right, elderly woman, golden years, indoor, flat, white wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, friendship, parents and children, disorder, farce, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lost Islands (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family with five kids in the 80s get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, twins, love triangle, coming of age, family in crisis, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, small town, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, gay interest, father son relationship, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
June in January (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A newly engaged bride dreamed of her wedding day with her late mother for her entire life, and is looking forward to planning every perfect detail to honor her mom's memory. But her special day is nearly ruined by her intimidating future ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: couples, parents and children, family relations, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, wedding, wedding reception, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Castle in Italy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louise meets Nathan, her dreams resurface. It's also the story of her ailing brother, their mother, and the destiny of a leading family of wealthy Italian industrialists. The story of a family falling apart, a world coming to an end and love ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, contemplative
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, family problems, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, family crisis, breakup, mother daughter relationship, death of brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, hopes, couples, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, love and romance, parents and children, estrangement, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Every Blessed Day (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel, and she works as an employee for a rental car service. This is the story of what happens to Guido and Antonia when ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, couples, pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, hotel
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Memories (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Romain is 23 years old. He would like to be a writer, but for now, it is night porter in a hotel. His father is 62 years old. He retires and pretends to fuck. His roommate is 24 years old. He thinks only one thing: to seduce a girl, any and all ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, golden years, aging, family relations, night watchman, past, disappearance, love, homecoming, elderly, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%