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The Thing About My Folks (2005)
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The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip while dad and son explore their past, their relationship, and why Sam's wife might have left him. The road trip includes fishing, drinking, playing pool, sleeping under the stars, and frank discussion. Anger simmers close at hand, as do love and hope. Where Sam's wife is - and why she left - leads to the movie's resolution.
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: golden years, family relations, father son relationship, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, food, empire, family life, couples, couple relations, parents separation, gambling, forest, jewish, fishing, death, cancer, billiards, hospital, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Thing About My Folks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance and family problems mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Thing About My Folks: The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Mind the Gap (2004), Darling Companion (2012), 5 Flights Up (2014), Isn't It Delicious (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, couples, homecoming, family problems, hopes, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family life, estrangement, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, family relations, romance, couples, golden years, city life, introspection, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: husband wife relationship, dog, pets, family problems, couple relations, family life, disorder, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, golden years, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: real estate, couples, golden years, husband wife relationship, elderly, love and romance, society, couple relations, aging, interracial relations, senior citizen, girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good
Plot: elderly, disorder, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, pregnancy, siblings relations, jewish, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, elderly, parents and children, couple relations, friends, golden years, bittersweet, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, introspection, human nature, best friends, looking for love, on the road, family business, parents and children, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Garbo Talks (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A New York accountant (Ron Silver) sets out to grant his dying mother's last wish--to meet film star Greta Garbo. Sidney Lumet's bittersweet 1984 comedy also stars Anne Bancroft, Catherine Hicks, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Fierstein, Howard Da ...
Style: sad, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, aging, last wish, terminal illness, nothing goes right, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, couples, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: circus, self discovery, follow your dream, introspection, identity crisis, family relations, parents and children, escapades, on the road, countryside, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Drama - A NYC psychiatrist is diagnosed with leukemia - and when he finds out he was adopted, he travels to England in search of his birth mother and some answers. - Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, self discovery, uncover truth, hopes, parents and children, family life, working class, dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, transplant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Memories of Me (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Husbands (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: friendship, hotel, midlife crisis, friends, casino, time travel, dentist, infidelity, gambling, suburbs, family, friendship between men ...
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Country: USA
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Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, cross country, family problems, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
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Place: usa
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53%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: road movie, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Bonneville (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
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