Movies like Sunshine Cleaning

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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
 6.9
 66K
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service.
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, emotional, melancholic, offbeat, realistic, touching ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family relations, family problems, crimes, couple relations, life is a bitch, ambition, new job, single parent, dysfunctional family, police investigation, crime scene, workplace, mother son relationship, midlife crisis, money raising, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, eccentric family, teamwork, sibling relationship, death, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california

Most similar movies to Sunshine Cleaning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, melancholic and humorous films with plots about runaway, storytelling, dysfunctional family, dialogue, relationships, loneliness and pornography mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Sunshine Cleaning: Just Before I Go (2014), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Upside of Anger (2005), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, unfulfillment, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 31K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love triangle, artist, mistress, drug dealing, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, godparent, bohemian life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, love and romance, couple relations, suburban life, couples, starting over, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, family life, love affair, marriage, self discovery, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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 ⇓
69%
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: mumblecore, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, solitude, family relations, friends, dealing with death, siblings relations, love and romance, loss of sibling, friendship, acceptance, nervous breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
62%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, breakup, last wish, family problems, death in the family, couples, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, beauty pageant, heroin, road trip, businessman, loser, dancer, innocence, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, youth, social decay, disorder, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, basketball, erection, factory worker, sexual dysfunction, alienation, homecoming, coma, single parent, uncle, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 87K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, ghost, village, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, dying, doctor, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, sister sister relationship, jealousy, under the surface, family relations, weekend, human nature, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, sentimental, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, debate, psychologist, addiction, hopes, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, unsupportive parent, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, single parent, school, couple relations, family relations, teenage life, family problems, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, family secret, high school, torment, youth, loss of sibling, pandora\'s box, cold relationship, suburban life, misplaced guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 40K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, youth, eccentric family, family life, supportive parent, living with parents, teenage life, siblings relations, parenting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 19K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, surreal, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mentor, high school, infidelity, marital problem, midlife crisis, adultery, introspection, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unhappy, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, homeless, cancer, suicide, neighbor, apartment, midlife crisis, family life, teenage life, urban, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, breakup, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, starting over, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, rooftop, drunkenness, chance meeting, infidelity, lifestyle, midlife crisis, self discovery, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, small town, love, betrayal, thanksgiving, masturbation, adultery, infidelity, family life, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, stoner, basement, glue, loneliness, odd, immature, goodhearted, dysfunctional character, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, terminal illness, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, child prodigy, parents and children, ex couple relations, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, touching, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, death in the family, humiliation, eccentric family, engaged, siblings relations, overbearing parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%