Movies like Spanking the Monkey

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Spanking the Monkey (1994)
 6.3
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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: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexual, disturbing, erotic, reflective ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, parents and children, student, couples, high school, coming of age, suburbs, neighborhood, injury, teenage life, youth, family relations, suburban life, family life, love and romance, family problems, intern, male nudity, suicide attempt, female nudity, masturbation, dog ...
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, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, storytelling, pornography, mentor and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Spanking the Monkey: The House of Yes (1997), Murmur of the Heart (1971), Intimate Relations (1996), The Daytrippers (1996), Life During Wartime (2009). 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, talky, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: incest, mental illness, dysfunctional family, white house, parents and children, obsession, twins, thanksgiving, suburbs, siblings relations, assassination, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, coming of age, self discovery, jazz, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, boy scout, teenage life, sexuality, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: elderly lovers, dysfunctional family, infidelity, love and romance, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, couples, age difference, family relations, orphan, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, semi serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 6K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, surreal, disturbing, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, masturbation, insanity, crazy, parents and children, family conflict, peasant, falling in love, eccentric family, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, single parent, teenage life, parents and children, social differences, eccentric family, family relations, self discovery, sex aid, sex, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 373
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, high school, suburbs, crumbling marriage, family life, suburban life, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, single parent, human nature, working class, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, coming of age, single parent, human nature, mental illness, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, misfit, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, rehabilitation, suburbs, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 5K
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, talky, clever, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, single parent, crumbling marriage, mother son relationship, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, crime, gangsters, going straight, hitman, suburbs, rise and fall, rise to the top, self discovery, parents and children, family business, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, rape, dysfunctional family, bomb, prostitute, terrorist, sex, terrorism, coming of age, couple relations, parents and children, fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, europe, new england, new hampshire, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 3K
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, dark humor, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, sibling relationship, obsession, family problems, family relations, introspection, love affair, siblings relations, eccentric family, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 11K
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: surreal, bleak, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, pregnancy, abortion, innocence lost, teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, child abuse, murder, sniper, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, grandmother, aunt, coming of age, brothers, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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, serious, biting, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, high school life, infidelity, coming of age, pressure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, lie, poetry, rejection, student, masturbation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, vulgarity, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 600
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, coming of age, culture clash, racism, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, looking for love, school, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, psychologist, debate, addiction, self discovery, eccentric family, suburbs, hypnosis, teenage crush, becoming an adult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: bleak, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, little girl, teenage life, ballet, humiliation, social misfits, school life, mockery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tornado, family gatherings, family life, family relations, eccentric family, mental illness, couples, family problems, storm, dysfunctional, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, car thief, friendship, coming of age, suburbs, social misfits, human nature, disappearance, mobile phone, sibling relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 10K
Wetlands (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Helen is a nonconformist teenage girl who maintains a conflictual relationship with her parents. Hanging out most of her time with her friend Corinna, with whom she breaks one social taboo after another, she uses sex as a way to rebel and break the ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, masturbation, coming of age, sex, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, youth, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 61K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: dark humor, bleak, cynical, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, unhappiness, dysfunctional family, child abuse, sibling relationship, pedophilia, taxi driver, masturbation, therapy, therapist, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, clergy, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 13K
Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: sexual, clever, semi serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: guru, cult, battle of the sexes, tourist, asthma attack, sex, adultery, strong sexual content, self discovery, jealousy, racist, religious ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, india, asia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 11K
Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, disturbing, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, cat, gas mask, torture, nurse, captivity, cult, domestic disturbance, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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