Movies like Relative Strangers

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Relative Strangers (2006)
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Relative Strangers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An uptight professional meets his lower-class biological parents for the first time.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: adoption, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, meet the parents, odd couple, parent child relationship, family problems, family gatherings, disorder, nothing goes right, estrangement, crumbling marriage, private detective, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, family in crisis, media satire, silly humor, wedding, adopted son, acceptance, lower class ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Relative Strangers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, family life, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Relative Strangers: Greedy (1994), When Do We Eat? (2005), Cleaver Family Reunion (2013), A Madea Christmas (2011), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Greedy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Meet the McTeagues. They've come to stake a claim in their wealthy uncle's will… only he's not dead yet!
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, bowling, disorder, greed, family gatherings, inheritance, vandalism, cons and scams, parents and children, grandfather, wealth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, prank, nothing goes right, youth, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Madea's Big Happy Family The Play (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 153 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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family problems, suburbs, terminal illness, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, family relations, siblings relations, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, dark humor, reunion, family problems, terminal illness, eccentric family, estate, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don't realize is that they're the ones who need her help. As always, Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, goofy hero, nothing goes right, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, theater, disorder, prison life, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, family problems, farce, disorder, eccentric family, family gatherings, master and servant, family life, parents and children, estate, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, indoor, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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My Mom is a Character: The Film (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentric family, family life, disorder, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, family, humour, parenthood, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Léo, un vieux père de famille ancien représentant de commerce, est prêt à tout pour retrouver l'affection de ses trois fils, David, Max et Simon. Il va même jusqu'à invoquer une maladie et une intervention chirurgicale pour les ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, family life, eccentric family, unemployment, fake illness, father son relationship, father son reunion, kids and family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada, montreal, paris france, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against the ardent wishes of his wife, eleven-year-old son, and sixteen-year-old daughter, ALBERT SNIDER (Judge Reinhold) is determined to have a festive family holiday. Albert doesn't seem to realize that his kids would rather stick needles in ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: thanksgiving, reunion, family, disorder, eccentric family, family life, nothing goes right, misfit, suburban life, family gatherings, family relations, hippie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family life, nothing goes right, couples, domestic disturbance, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, family problems, disorder, couples, down on your luck, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family life, introspection, estrangement, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family life, family problems, interracial relations, society, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, dark humor, couples, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sotto una buona stella (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A wealthy broker, Federico Picchioni, within two days forfeits his partner and work, finishing well to living with two children and granddaughter (abandoned by her father). He is, at this point, in the face of many difficulties of adjustment but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life turned upside down, disorder, family problems, family relations, widower, neighbor, audition, snake, dead woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Spot of Bother (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: elderly, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Moody Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Focused on the lovable, yet seasonally dysfunctional Moody family, A Moody Christmas is set against the backdrop of the one occasion that can bring out the best (and the worst) in people … Christmas Day.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: christmas, eccentric family, family relations, family tradition, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, farce, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, family relations, family life, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family problems, brother brother relationship, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Checking Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, reunion, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, siblings relations, homecoming, actor's life, family problems, parents and children, life & death, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, nothing goes right, actor's life, family life, parents and children, youth, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Manna from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, friends, family life, parents and children, unlikely couple, love and romance, nothing goes right, single parent, religions or cults, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Madea's Family Reunion (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Just as the southern matriarch, Madea buries her older sister, Irene. (There is no mention of Helen and Charles Jr. at all during the play). Her granddaughter Lisa is getting married to a very successful rich man name Ronnie at the house, but ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, family life, eccentric family, reunion, family gatherings, family relations, family problems, disorder, dysfunctional family, death in the family, actor playing female role, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Ultimate Accessory (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Aleksandra and Cyrille, a prominent, trendy, and very well-off Parisian couple, whose life is not quite the same after seven-year-old Alekseï from Russia suddenly pops up in their 100% cashmere, childless home. Aleksandra soon realises ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, light ...
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, adoption, disorder, couple relations, life turned upside down, celebrity culture, female director, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 940
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, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, dark humor, friendship, strong female presence, bittersweet, river, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 1K
Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, pregnancy, nothing goes right, golden years, love and romance, elderly, clergy, single parent, couples, dark humor, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, mischievous children, on the road, family relations, interracial romance, love and romance, women, pool party, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, captivating, light ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: rabbi, social differences, eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, couples, lifestyle, parents and children, estrangement, satire, coming of age, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%