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: meet the parents, odd couple, adoption, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, estrangement, family gatherings, crumbling marriage, women, empire, wedding, acceptance, adopted son, lower class, trailer trash, snobbism, dysfunctional family, private detective, family in crisis ...
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 feel good films with plots about family relations, family life, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, disorder and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Relative Strangers: Greedy (1994), When Do We Eat? (2005), Meet the Fockers (2004), Cleaver Family Reunion (2013), A Madea Christmas (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: semi serious, witty, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: greed, eccentric family, disorder, inheritance, bowling, millionaire, family relations, psychological manipulation, uncle nephew relationship, family gatherings, vandalism, grandfather ...
Time: 90s
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, ecstasy, parents and children, nothing goes right, youth, prank, couple relations, family life, eccentric family, family problems, food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, suburbs, strong female presence, terminal illness, african american protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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72%
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of ...
Style: funny, humorous, ridiculous, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, meet the parents, eccentric family, parents and children, dysfunctional family, father in law son in law relationship, wedding, family, farce, jewish, family bonds, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, chicago illinois
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100%
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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, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, siblings relations, dark humor, life is a bitch, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, estate, eccentric family, last will and testament ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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69%
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, teaching the ways of the world, family problems, nothing goes right, family relations, goofy hero, fish out of water, prison life, prison, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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69%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, family gatherings, family relations, black cast, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, texas
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68%
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: christmas, farce, family problems, family relations, estate, family life, eccentric family, disorder, master and servant, family gatherings, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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68%
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Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One weekend, Aunt Bam's nephew-in-law Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Plot: family problems, family life, family relations, couples, family gatherings, strong female presence, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, couple relations, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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66%
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, black cast, black man, gangsters, large family, terminal illness, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: thanksgiving, family, disorder, eccentric family, family life, nothing goes right, family relations, suburban life, family gatherings, misfit, american football, hippie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 95 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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, unemployment, fake illness, father son relationship, father son reunion, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, paris france, montreal
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57%
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: husband wife relationship, nothing goes right, family life, domestic disturbance, couple relations, family problems, couples, countryside, family in crisis, house, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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56%
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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, melancholic, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, adventure, family gatherings, nothing goes right, eccentricity, pregnancy, family life, disorder, couples, family problems, lifestyle, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
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55%
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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, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, single parent, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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55%
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, cynical, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family problems, family life, interracial relations, parents and children, eccentric family, society, couples, dysfunctional family, dark humor, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 relations, family problems, audition, snake, dead woman, dead wife, aspiring singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Mom is a Character (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, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, humour, family, motherhood, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: disorder, elderly, nothing goes right, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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53%
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Raising Flagg (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A comedy centered on a handyman (Arkin) and his lifelong competition with his neighbor (Pendleton.)
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Plot: single parent, couples, couple relations, family relations, betrayal, parents and children, golden years, small town, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
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51%
A Moody Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
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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, sitcom, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, family relations, eccentric family, family tradition, parents and children, family problems, family life, family gatherings, nothing goes right, disorder, homecoming, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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51%
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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, realistic, humorous, sincere, parody ...
Plot: elderly, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, siblings relations, homecoming, family problems, actor's life, parents and children, life & death, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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50%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: rivalry, farce, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, contests and competitions, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family life, brother brother relationship, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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50%
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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, friends, parents and children, family life, religions or cults, unlikely couple, single parent, nothing goes right, love and romance, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, light ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family in crisis, couple relations, adoption, coming of age, celebrity culture, female nudity, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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48%
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: funny, humorous, touching, satirical, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: youth, childhood, culture clash, family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, child prodigy, family life, parents and children, disorder, satire, family ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sexy, humorous, road movie, intense, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: interracial romance, road trip, family, family relations, teenager, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, missouri
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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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family life, wedding, eccentric family, family gatherings, family relations, family problems, disorder, dysfunctional family, death in the family, funeral, strong female presence, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: pregnancy, midlife crisis, family relations, suburbs, eccentric family, family gatherings, death in the family, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, suburban life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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