Movies like Smother

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Smother (2008)
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Smother (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, humorous, sex comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, couple relations, family life, disorder, fired from the job, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, sensuality, husband wife relationship, parent grown child relationship, mother son relationship, kitchen, sex scene, male female relationship, kiss, screenwriter, pantyhose, coworker, boss, new job, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Smother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems, family life and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Smother: Darling Companion (2012), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), All Relative (2014), The Family Tree (2011), The Perfect Family (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, couple relations, family life, family problems, golden years, love and romance, disorder, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
65%
 5.4
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, disorder, couple relations, couples, romance, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, hidden identity, graduate student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, therapy, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, family problems, couples, religions or cults, society, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, democracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, disorder, estrangement, family problems, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, usa, united states, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Looking for Hortense (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, family life, couples, disorder, family relations, parents and children, comedy of errors, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, disorder, friends, couples, lifestyle, feminism, city life ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 2K
The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, dishonesty, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 995
Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, disorder, eviction, culture clash, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, family life, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, usa, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
He's Such a Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The basic premise is that Whitney is a really great guy who is considered too gentle, too friendly, and too genuine to be straight. Actually, he's straight, and he's madly in love with his girlfriend Taylor. Whitney has a best friend, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, queer cinema
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, couple relations, romance, workplace, love and romance, nothing goes right, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 416
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: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 10K
5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, real estate, couple relations, society, couples, love and romance, elderly, interracial relations, aging, husband wife relationship, city life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, class differences, family gatherings, family relations, meet the parents, family tradition, family feud, culture clash, parents and children, couple relations, romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, prank, nothing goes right, youth, family problems, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: disorder, couples, dull life, self discovery, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, thong panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, family vacation, husband wife relationship, oedipus complex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, family problems, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, dark humor, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, comedy of errors, eccentric family, nothing goes right, in-laws, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 847
Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: family life, family drama, responsibility, family relations, single parent, adolescence, marital problem, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social relations, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 195
Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, life turned upside down, family problems, parents and children, youth, disorder, social relations, high school life, innocence lost, older man young girl relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 6K
Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, contemplative ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, dark humor, collector, parents and children, family life, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, disorder, escapades, on the road, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Petunia (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, touching, tense ...
Plot: sex addict, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, dark humor, disorder, dishonesty, gender, parents and children, celibacy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%