Movies like People Like Us

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People Like Us
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew existed, and her troubled 12-year-old son.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, dramatic, sentimental, romantic, intense, reflective, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: father son relationship, death, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family drama, secrets, dysfunctional family, mentor, redemption, catastrophe, family, family relations, relationships, lawyer, happy ending, hidden identity, honest, runaway, family bonds, betrayal, vengeance, transformation, chase, survival, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to People Like Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and humorous films with plots about family relations, dialogue, family, catastrophe, mentor, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like People Like Us: Bottle Shock (2008), A Family Thing (1996), The Descendants (2011), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Stepmom (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bottle Shock
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: wine, french, obsessive quest, family business, drugs/alcohol, father son relationship, love and romance, catastrophe, underdog, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, france, europe, usa, paris france
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
A Family Thing
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   94%
    User:   92%
 
 7.3
 219K
The Descendants
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, greed, death, hospital, lawyer, on the road, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
This Is Where I Leave You
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, family, adultery, infidelity, marijuana, marriage, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family drama, family bonds, relationships, spelling bee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 53K
Stepmom
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, cancer, friendship, children, family, urban, parents and children, family drama, women, catastrophe, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   87%
    User:   83%
 
 7.0
 6K
Soul Food
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: siblings relations, family, family drama, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sisters, couples, hip hop, solitude, family problems, greed, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   83%
 
Our Idiot Brother
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marijuana, lesbian, dog, siblings relations, sisters, spelling bee, relationships, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family drama, family relations, weed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   78%
 
Wish I Was Here
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family, parents and children, family drama, religion, cancer, parenthood, teaching the ways of the world, terminal illness, jewish, dreams, family bonds, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   76%
 
Crimes of the Heart
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, sisters, reunion, golden years, suicide, human nature, family, relationships, introspection, couple relations, adaptation, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   94%
 
 6.2
 4K
Dad
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, redemption, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, hospital, golden years, cancer, family drama, father son relationship, mentor, vengeance, doctors ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   87%
 
The Deep End of the Ocean
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, guilt, reunion, parents and children, parenthood, coming of age, family, family life, adaptation, catastrophe, adoption, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   84%
 
 6.0
 39K
28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, wedding, drug abuse, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, going straight, drinking, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, urban, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   81%
 
 6.4
 2K
Roommates
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: golden years, cancer, starting over, mentor, family, human nature, friendship, hospital, relationships, elderly, hopes, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   86%
 
 7.4
 29K
City Island
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, island, stripper, secrets, farce, couple relations, family drama, suburbs, parents and children, family bonds, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
Pieces of April
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family, terminal illness, road trip, holiday, dysfunctional family, cooking, thanksgiving, nothing goes right, marijuana, neighbor, on the road, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   84%
 
Your Sister's Sister
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: semi serious, melancholic, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, solitude, romance, pregnancy, dealing with death, relationships, dialogue driven, sisters, introspection, dialogue, island, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
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: compassionate, thought provoking, sentimental, tragicomedy, dark humor ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, depression, doctor patient relationship, father-son relationship, family, life is a bitch, doctors, life philosophy, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   67%
 
 5.8
 33K
The Guilt Trip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, guilt, on the road, single parent, relationships, drinking, parents and children, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   58%
 
A Thousand Acres
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, talky, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: betrayal, dysfunctional family, family, tragedy, vengeance, adultery, sexual abuse, infidelity, family drama, revenge, incest, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   78%
 
Anywhere But Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, friendship, family drama, relationships, hopes, hollywood, women, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   66%
 
God Said, 'Ha!'
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, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
 6.6
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Please Give
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, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: cancer, infidelity, homeless, midlife crisis, suicide, guilt, death, family life, relationships, sarcasm, family relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   60%
 
 6.6
 8K
Eulogy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
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, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lesbian, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, family life, parents and children, death, family drama, eccentric family, multiple storylines, eccentricity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   58%
 
The Weather Man
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, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   57%
 
 5.4
 3K
Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, obsession, pregnancy, small town, underdog, screwball, blind ambition, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, catastrophe, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
Unstrung Heroes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, cancer, single parent, family drama, human nature, coming-of-age, childhood, parents and children, storytelling, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   60%
 
Lost in Yonkers
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, semi serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, brothers, self discovery, love affair, mentor, gangsters, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   77%
 
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
 68K
Delivery Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, lawyer, identity, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, parenthood, self discovery, couple relations, family, parents and children, pregnancy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, relationships, hospital, gay, immigrants, marriage, human nature, farce, sexualized violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
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