Movies like People Like Us

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People Like Us (2012)
 7.1
 39K
People Like Us (2012)
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: inheritance, salesman, family secret, funeral, family relations, parents and children, life changing experience, family life, choice, family problems, dishonesty, death in the family, family reunited, widow widower, reluctant, deal, introspection, single parent, loss of parent, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, surprising revelation, hidden identity, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to People Like Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, mentor, parents and children, storytelling, catastrophe, family and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like People Like Us: This Is Where I Leave You (2014), A Family Thing (1996), The Descendants (2011), Just Before I Go (2014), The Guilt Trip (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, breakup, last wish, family problems, eccentric family, death in the family, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Family Thing (1996)
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, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: letter, biracial, self discovery, interracial relations, family relations, dealing with death, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, step siblings, society, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
 222K
The Descendants (2011)
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, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, inheritance, cheating wife, dying mother, coma, estate, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, parenthood, family problems, health situation, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, gay, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family relations, parents and children, single parent, salesman, protective parent, parent child relationship, overprotective mother, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 29K
City Island (2009)
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, cynical ...
Plot: stripper, warden, audition, student, neighbor, deception, convict, secret, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, wannabe, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 8K
Eulogy (2004)
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, realistic, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, exploding boat, lesbian, love and romance, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, family reunited, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, loud, cold relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 866
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, introspection, human nature, couples, family problems, family life, child as adult, reunion, single parent, ego clash, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, not serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marijuana, dog, lesbian, sibling relationship, hippie, hopes, stupidity, ambitious, naivete, family values, eccentric family, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 4K
Dad (1989)
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, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, father son relationship, heart attack, redemption, dysfunctional family, aging, homecoming, self discovery, elderly, human nature, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 14K
Bottle Shock (2008)
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: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: wine, boxing, french, friendship, lifestyle, family business, ambition, owner, love affair, obsessive quest, workplace, intern ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, california, usa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family relations, couple relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
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: mumblecore, touching, semi serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, solitude, fall in love, loss of sibling, friends, siblings relations, family relations, dealing with death, love and romance, death in the family, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, golden years, family relations, cons and scams, single parent, estrangement, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, brazil, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: terminal illness, eccentric family, family problems, family life, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, parents and children, family gatherings, family relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, parents and children, divorced divorcee, unfulfillment, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, airport, family in crisis, family relations, single parent, homecoming, eccentric family, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, introspection, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, parents and children, life is a bitch, chases and races, urban, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, sibling relationship, sisters, family life, unfulfillment, love and romance, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 70K
Delivery Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, Canada
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: debt, pregnancy, lawsuit, sperm donor, life turned upside down, adulthood, adolescence vs adulthood, children, hospital, expectant father, father son relationship, court case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, self discovery, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, family gatherings, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family, christmas, couple relations, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, eccentric family, disorder, introspection, friendship, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
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, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family relations, immigrants, siblings relations, love and romance, couple relations, interracial relations, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, basement, stoner, glue, loneliness, overbearing, parents and children, suspicion, loser, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, romance, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, spanking, drug abuse, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, addiction, society, reunion, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%