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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
 6.5
 60K
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, melancholic, touching, dramatic, bleak, cerebral ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, stoner, basement, glue, loneliness, success, family relations, misfit, parents and children, odd, loser, hopes, goodhearted, everyday life, disorder, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, living with parents, overbearing parent, suspicion, naivete, eccentric family, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, loneliness, relationships and depression mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Jeff, Who Lives at Home: About Schmidt (2002), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Puffy Chair (2005), Just Before I Go (2014), This Is Where I Leave You (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 117K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, salesman, fish out of water, letter, life changing, golden years, parents and children, elderly, introspection, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denver colorado, nebraska, colorado, kansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everybody has the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned, an erstwhile organic farmer whose ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marijuana, dog, lesbian, sibling relationship, hippie, loser, journalist, naivete, family values, eccentric family, ambitious, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: mumblecore, talky, realistic, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, tunnel, romance, gem, introspection, family relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, man child, death of father, family, couples, death in the family, last wish, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 32K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, touching, sentimental, feel good, tragicomedy ...
Plot: musician, rivalry, romance, single parent, looking for love, couples, overbearing, unlikely couple, privacy invasion, parents and children, couple relations, living with parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, family relations, friends, eccentric family, disorder, couples, introspection, friendship, twentysomething life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, prank, family relations, friends, eccentric family, disorder, urban, follow your dream, hopes, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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, semi serious, humorous, surreal, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adultery, mentor, high school, infidelity, marital problem, midlife crisis, unhappy, couple relations, crumbling marriage, introspection, self esteem, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, factory worker, erection, basketball, coma, single parent, homecoming, sexual dysfunction, alienation, uncle, living with parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, on the road, car thief, friendship, introspection, society, misfit, hopes, suburban life, social misfits, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 35K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, insurance, friendship, social awkwardness, goofy hero, friends, buddies, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, drinking, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, iowa, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis, addiction, down on your luck, age difference, hopes, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 108K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, supportive friend, human nature, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, thirtysomething life, actor's life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, direction and purpose, adolescence vs adulthood, artists and showbiz, family relations, brother brother relationship, strong female character, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ 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: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations, family relations, haunted by the past, family problems, family life, perversion, sexual perversion, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, divorced divorcee, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: fish out of water, hippie, student, drug dealing, pursuit, sex, medical student, weed, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, family relations, stoners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, medical school, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.2
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, love and romance, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenager, vacation, shyness, summer, loneliness, teenagers, youth, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 14K
Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: weatherman, friendship, inheritance, friend, family, buddies, friends, family relations, on the road, parents and children, disorder, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, crimes, ambition, new job, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, anger, dwarf, divorce, humiliation, marijuana, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 192K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, inspirational, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, mentor, intern, family, office, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, urban, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 50K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love affair, mystery, love and romance, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, apartment, neighbor, midlife crisis, golden years, parents and children, family relations, supportive parent, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, journey, teacher, singer, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, tragicomedy, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, jealousy, sister sister relationship, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 21K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, jealousy, jewish, painting, newlywed, family problems, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%