Movies like Sweetie

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Sweetie (1989)
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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 love when he plants a tree in their yard. Sweetie is plump, imperious, self-centered, and seriously mentally ill. The parents see none of the illness, seeing only their cute child. Kay mainly feels exasperation at her sister's impositions. Slowly, the film exposes how the roots of Sweetie's illness have choked Kay's own development. Can she be released?
Style: surreal, psychological, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, feminist film, weird, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, treehouse, obsession, incest, dark humor, psychopath, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, family problems, introspection, siblings relations, strong female presence, eccentric family, sibling relationship, female director, mental illness, dancing, female nudity, telephone, sister sister relationship, restaurant, swimming ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and weird films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, family, storytelling and mentor mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Sweetie: The House of Yes (1997), Crimes of the Heart (1986), Soft Fruit (1999), Holy Smoke (1999), The Daytrippers (1996). 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: humorous, absurd, surreal, psychological, witty ...
Plot: incest, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, dark humor, brother sister incest, eccentric family, family problems, twins, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: virginia
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95%
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, southern usa, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.6
 528
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 ⇓
82%
 5.9
 14K
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: australia, india, asia, sydney australia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, family relations, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, brawl, rooftop, drunkenness, suburbs, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: disturbing, surreal, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, masturbation, coming of age, dark humor, insanity, family relations, bestiality, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem, eccentric family, parents and children, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, sicily, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, death in the family, eccentric family, family reunited, funeral, lesbian, family life, parents and children, fall in love, family feud, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Mental (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: eccentric family, nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, suburbs, satire, hitchhiker, family life, siblings relations, youth, strong female presence, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, self discovery, family life, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental illness, family relations, gypsy, housewife, dildo, dark humor, eccentric family, interracial relations, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: stockholm sweden, former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, secret, family problems, family life, family gatherings, human nature, siblings relations, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, tornado, couples, family problems, dark humor, mental illness, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, dysfunctional, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
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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, crumbling marriage, love and romance, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, ego clash, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, eccentric family, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, obsessive quest, writer's life, on the run, elderly, elderly lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, society, actor's life, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, dark humor, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, romance, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 141
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, love and romance, single parent, youth, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, 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 ⇓
65%
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, teenage life, dysfunctional family, teenage love, family life, eccentric family, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, best friends, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, single parent, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, family relations, loan, romance, youth, on the run, love and romance, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, rehabilitation, obsession, parents and children, desire for fame, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
In Memory of My Father (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: touching, humorous, cynical, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, hollywood, brother brother relationship, narcissism, dysfunctional family, funeral, film producer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, weird ...
Plot: hotel, brother sister sex, dysfunctional family, rape, family relations, coming of age, terrorism, satire, bomb, terrorist, prostitute, incest ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria, new hampshire, new england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
62%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, light, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, family problems, family life, human nature, romance, self discovery, parents and children, contests and competitions, society, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Irish funeral has a wake. A Jewish funeral has sitting shiva. A traditional Chinese funeral is something else entirely. Thats what the estranged siblings of the Chinese-American Xiao family must undergo upon news of their mothers death. The one ...
Style: humorous, realistic, emotional, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: reunion, estrangement, self discovery, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family life, haunted by the past, family gatherings, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%