Movies like Spanking the Monkey

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Spanking the Monkey (1994)
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Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond finds distraction in a neighborhood girl, Toni Peck. But, as Susan begins relying on her son for both physical and emotional needs, Raymond starts developing disturbing and unwanted new yearnings.
Style: psychological, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, sexual, disturbing, erotic, reflective ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, teenage life, youth, family relations, love and romance, family life, family problems, high school, suburban life, intern, suburbs, neighborhood, injury, male nudity, suicide attempt, dog, female nudity, masturbation ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school

Most similar movies to Spanking the Monkey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Spanking the Monkey: The House of Yes (1997), As Cool as I Am (2013), Intimate Relations (1996), Raising Genius (2004), Murmur of the Heart (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, clever, psychological, witty, talky ...
Plot: incest, mental illness, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, twins, parents and children, obsession, assassination, couples, family gatherings, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, teenage life, family problems, couples, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family relations, youth, innocence lost, postcard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Intimate Relations (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young merchant marine turns up in an English coastal town looking for a brother he barely knows. When his brother's wife rebukes him he takes up with the Beasley family. However, soon the mother and daughter are chasing and ending up in the ...
Style: dark humor, sexual, offbeat, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, elderly lovers, love and romance, couples, family relations, dangerous attraction, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, social decay ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, couples, crumbling marriage, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, society, high school, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, coming of age, siblings relations, jazz, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, mother son relationship, boy scout, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, family relations, haunted by the past, perversion, sexual perversion, misfit, sexual abuse, family life, family problems, obsession, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, human nature, society, misfit, suburbs, family problems, teenage life, homeless, coming of age, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, biting, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, hitman, crime, rise and fall, criminal heroes, suburban life, crimes, parents and children, family relations, rise to the top, family business, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, youth, midlife crisis, family life, couples, eccentric family, looking for love, family problems, introspection, lifestyle, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, nomad, eccentric family, teenage life, social differences, self discovery, single parent, parents and children, family relations, sex aid, youth, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, touching, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, addiction, eccentric family, self discovery, couples, family life, disorder, rehabilitation, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 497
Soft Fruit (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks ...
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, working class, death in the family, couples, eccentric family, single parent, human nature, estrangement, family life, family problems, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Style: humorous, offbeat, dark humor, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, rape, terrorism, coming of age, terrorist, sex, prostitute, bomb, love and romance, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new hampshire, europe, austria, new england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, loan, on the run ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 603
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, parents and children, misfit, society, high school life, lifestyle, social differences, friendship, school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, human nature, misfit, family problems, couples, family life, eccentric family, solace, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, psychological, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, eccentric family, family problems, love affair, self discovery, psychopath, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, prodigy, hopes, family problems, eccentric family, society, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, unfulfillment, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: sexual, bleak, psychological, surreal, witty ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, coming of age, sniper, murder, runaway teen, teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: incest, couple relations, family life, eccentric family, couples, society, murder, family relations, parents and children, greed, poverty, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, eccentric family, couples, family life, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, mental illness, dysfunctional, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, masturbation, poetry, student, lie, rejection, workplace, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 2K
Stepfather (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Rémi is a man trapped in a deteriorating marriage. When his wife is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, Rémi is left with his stepdaughter, Marion, who chooses to stay with him rather than live with her birth father. After the initial shock ...
Style: psychological, sexy, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, fall in love, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, couples, parents and children, youth, hopes, romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, coming of age, friendship, couple relations, suburban life, love and romance, family relations, friends, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 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, single parent, love affair, child as adult, family problems, couples, family life, midlife crisis, youth, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 1K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, nurse, infidelity, sex, friendship, obsession, couples, espionage, forbidden love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 3K
The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, couple relations, family relations, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, dysfunctional family, unsuccessful, parents and children, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, sisters, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, family relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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