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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
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The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his father for ransom, only nobody wants him back.
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, dysfunctional family, teenage life, crimes, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, missing person, family life, family problems, couples, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, family in crisis, prom, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, cougar, mining, father son relationship, extramarital affair, teenager, mother son relationship
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, mine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, couples and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Prince of Pennsylvania: The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Dirty Girl (2010), Rich Kids (1979), The Lemon Sisters (1989), Twister (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: offbeat, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, couples, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, family relations, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, family problems, teenage life, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 458
Rich Kids (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friends, divorce, best friends, youth, coming of age, meaningful kiss, parents and children, crumbling marriage, friendship, family problems, family life, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Lemon Sisters (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.
Style: touching, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, family relations, family life, buddies, human nature, gender, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, childhood friend, performer, songwriter ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
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 2K
Twister (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family relations, family life, couples, eccentric family, family problems, family gatherings, mental illness, dysfunctional, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family life, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, suburban life, cheating wife, therapy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, family problems, couples, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family relations, innocence lost, climbing through a window ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.2
 1K
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, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, friendship, family life, parents and children, prodigy, family problems, eccentric family, hopes, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 297
Emma's Shadow (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Emma (Line Kruse) is an eleven year-old only child from a wealthy Danish family. Emma's parents seem more interested in their own interests than in her. One evening when Emma overhears her mother talking about how tragic it must be to have your ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, on the run, friendship, coming of age, family relations, youth, crimes, mischievous children, ransom, girl, garbage collector, maturity
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while ...
Style: touching, sentimental, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, starting over, custody, parents and children, family in crisis, gays and lesbians, hopes, love and romance, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: chases and races, friendship, misfit, society, dysfunctional family, college dropout, coming of age, on the run, social misfits, mute or deaf, dealing with death, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.4
 8K
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, pregnancy, romance, social misfits, dysfunctional character, parents and children, odd, fall in love, homeless, coming of age, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, family relations, social relations, friends, friendship, missing person, best friends, pregnancy, down on your luck, nothing goes right, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.
Style: realistic, sentimental, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Plot: partners, dealer, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, drug dealing, rehabilitation, student life, nothing goes right, lifestyle, misfit partners, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family business, society, human nature, bank, family relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, working class, countryside, unfulfillment, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 101
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, single parent, midlife crisis, youth, love affair, couples, family problems, family life, child as adult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: kidnapping, confined, obnoxious boss, disorder, vengeful fired employee, friends, workplace, vengeance, life turned upside down, crimes, drugs/alcohol, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, disorder, social decay, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.0
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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: offbeat, psychological, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, youth, society, lifestyle, family relations, high school, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 125
Heartaches (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young wife becomes pregnant, but the child's father is not her husband. Afraid to tell him, she leaves home, and meets an outgoing, free-spirited woman on a bus. Although the two are polar opposites, the wife moves in with the young woman, ...
Style: touching, offbeat, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: abortion, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, romance, love and romance, factory, friendship, infidelity, friends, partners, buddies, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 304
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, love and romance, nothing goes right, hopes, immigrants, social misfits, friends, artists and showbiz, parents and children, follow your dream, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, parents and children, young heroes, dealing with death, youth, dysfunctional family, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.0
 370
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: stylized, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friends, family relations, teenage love, siblings relations, student life, parents and children, love and romance, eccentric family, teenage life, family problems, dysfunctional family, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, drugs, marriage, black romance, gospel, christian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, parents and children, coming of age, society, high school life, youth, best friends, immigrants, friendship, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, high school, racism, society, social differences, high school life, misfit, lifestyle, friendship, school, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
An American Summer (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: beach, coming of age, friendship, surfing, friends, custody, youth, family relations, teenage life, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 4K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, urban, lifestyle, feminism, parents and children, once in a lifetime opportunity, city life, couple relations, family relations, friends, disorder ...
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 2K
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, airport, single parent, family problems, couples, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, youth, teenage life, buddies, friends, group of friends, coming of age, altar boy, male friendship, best friends, friendship between boys, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%