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, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, sexual, sexy, disturbing, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, mother son incest, parents and children, adultery, dysfunctional family, coming of age, student, suburbs, couples, neighborhood, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage life, youth, family relations, love and romance, family life, family problems, high school, suburban life, intern, unfaithful husband, doctor, medical student, female masturbation ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Spanking the Monkey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), family problems, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Spanking the Monkey: The House of Yes (1997), Intimate Relations (1996), Murmur of the Heart (1971), Six Ways to Sunday (1997), As Cool as I Am (2013). 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, humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, thanksgiving, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspense, sexy, offbeat, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, age difference, elderly lovers, love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, eccentric family, orphan, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ 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: sexy, touching, sentimental, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, mother son relationship, sexual initiation, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, sexuality, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, indochina, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, disturbing, intense, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, hitman, crimes, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, criminal heroes, rise and fall, suburban life, gangsters, depression, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: psychological, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, society, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dysfunctional family, rape, family relations, terrorism, coming of age, prostitute, satire, bomb, terrorist, incest, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, europe, new hampshire, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, family problems, couples, homecoming, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, parents and children, estrangement, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: surreal, dark humor, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, cult, captivity, torture, life is a bitch, self discovery, mistaken identity, murder, family problems, estrangement, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, loneliness, character study, secret, mother son relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, therapy, cheating wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, mother son relationship, family life, midlife crisis, looking for love, crumbling marriage, love and romance, lifestyle, single parent, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love Strange Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a teenager, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by her, right before some important political changes in Brazil, in 1937. In those hours, he ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, sex with a minor, pedophilia, older woman teenage boy sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), licking, girl, breast sucking, breasts, nipples, exhibitionist ...
Time: year 1982, year 1937, 1930s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 11K
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: touching, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, youth, parents separation, misfit, mentally unstable, escape from reality, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, forbidden love, girl man relationship, incestuous desire, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, age difference, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, coming of age, siblings relations, family relations, puberty, teenage life, parents and children, dealing with death, youth, diary, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, eccentric family, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, loan, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couple relations, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, gay, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, unfulfillment, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, loss of son, loss of child, coping, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, family relations, couples, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, family problems, love and romance, youth, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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Star Maps (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, male prostitution, mental illness, coming of age, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, youth, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, transsexual ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
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Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: psychological, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: asthma attack, adultery, guru, battle of the sexes, tourist, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, self discovery, jealousy, satire, australian abroad, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, australia, asia, delhi, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 9K
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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sexy, sexual, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, espionage, infidelity, nurse, friendship, obsession, parents and children, forbidden love, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: car thief, road trip, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life, prodigy, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%