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The House of Branching Love (2009)
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The House of Branching Love (2009)
Original name: Haarautuvan rakkauden talo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sort of "Divorce Finnish Style," Mika Kaurismäki's rambunctious comedy, The House of Branching Love , recounts the breakup of a thirty-something professional couple - Juhani, a family therapist, and his wife, Tuula, a successful business trainer.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, semi serious
Plot: family relations, farce, battle of the sexes, breakup, destructive relationship, family problems, couples, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, jealous spouse, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement, pimp, marriage counselor, estate, disorder, siblings relations, unfulfillment, step siblings, thirtysomething life, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle and crumbling marriage mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The House of Branching Love: The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009), Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), A House of Your Dreams (2006), Road North (2012), The Details (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, eccentric family, parents and children, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, countryside, master and servant, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, family problems, couple relations, friendship, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, infidelity, unfulfillment, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, remarry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas
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86%
A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: nothing goes right, family life, family problems, couples, domestic disturbance, couple relations, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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69%
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Road North (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A sly riff on the Prodigal Son story, Mika Kaurismaki's latest — about a joyless workaholic concert pianist who ends up on a wild ride with his long-lost rapscallion father — is a funny and cogent analysis of machismo, abandonment issues ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, captivating, semi serious
Plot: reunion, on the road, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, father son relationship, road trip, dysfunctional family, absent father, legacy, getting home, butt naked ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, life turned upside down, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, couples, disorder, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: thirtysomething life, dull life, disorder, self discovery, couples, life turned upside down, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, friendship, nothing goes right, love triangle, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, uninvited guest, disorder, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, oedipus complex, family vacation, husband wife relationship, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Our Precious Children (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 30 ans, l'âge des responsabilités... Martin s'apprête à partir en vacances avec sa femme Ariane et sa fille Cerise, 4 mois... C'est alors qu'il croise Constance, son ex, son amour de jeunesse, elle-même flanquée de deux ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: love affair, crumbling marriage, family relations, couple relations, family problems, thirtysomething life, couples, breakup, singleness, relationship vs career, death in the family, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems, human nature, human spirit, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, hopes, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, introspection, couple relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, bittersweet, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, family relations, family problems, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, family relations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Unfaithful Women (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television survey says over sixty percent of women in Chile are unfaithful. True or not, this movie presents some interesting answers.
Style: humorous, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, couple relations, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, breakup, family relations, family problems, extramarital affair, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Happy Housewife (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband’s job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word ‘emancipation’ simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, babies and infants, depression, stewardess, mother child relationship, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, urban, unfulfillment, city life, couples
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, dark humor ...
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 ⇓
41%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, uninvited guest, eccentric family, siblings relations, interracial relations, couples, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Trouble with Romance (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A provocative, sexy and insightful exploration of relationships between men and women and why we all still yearn for love despite the trouble with romance.
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes, couples, hotel, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love, prostitute, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: breakup, couple relations, obsession, human nature, lifestyle, obsessive quest, self discovery, couples, romance, gender, womanizer, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Tambourine (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who seems to be his girlfriend and is in need of some money to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: culture clash, friendship, rich and poor, farce, parents and children, disorder, family relations, couples, nothing goes right, society, misfit, satellite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Daddy or Mommy (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Florence and Vincent Leroy are a model couple. They have great jobs, a perfect marriage and delightful children. And now they want their divorce to be an equal success. But when they are both simultaneously promoted to their dream jobs, their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: family problems, breakup, parents and children, rivalry, unfulfillment, family relations, family in crisis, family feud, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, couples, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, year 2015, year 1999
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, hollywood, parents and children, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, narcissism, funeral, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antwerp, at the beginning of June. On a sunny Friday, eight people dream of having a different life. There's wind and music, police and paranoia, gossip and fighting. There's an old virus, an astrayed frisbee, a dead horse, and a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: womanizer, couple relations, friendship, family problems, buddies, lifestyle, urban, city life, siblings relations, looking for sex, petty criminal, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, marriage, black romance, strong female presence, gospel, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%