Movies like People Like Us

If you like "People Like Us" you are looking for emotional, touching and realistic movies about / with inheritance, salesman, family secret, funeral, drugs/alcohol, parents and children and family relations themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
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, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family relations, hidden identity, single parent, introspection, siblings relations, death in the family, life turned upside down, estrangement, family life, dishonesty, family problems, father son relationship, family reunited, drinking problem, life changing experience, financial problem, deal, choice, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to People Like Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, couples, siblings relations and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like People Like Us: This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), City Island (2009), Just Before I Go (2014), Two Weeks (2006). 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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, family life, suburbs, family problems, family relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, terminal illness, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: stripper, dysfunctional family, secret, convict, audition, warden, student, neighbor, deception, couple relations, farce, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: terminal illness, airport, single parent, dealing with death, parent child relationship, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, social differences, society, support group, feminism, racial stereotype, mental illness, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: parents and children, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, unfulfillment, cancer, one night stand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, mumblecore ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, introspection, siblings relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 833
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, single parent, human nature, parent child relationship, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, child illness, midlife crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 219K
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, emotional, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: coma, infidelity, cheating wife, dying mother, trust fund, teenage daughter, estate, marriage, inheritance, on the road, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, couples, marriage, drugs, christian, gospel, black romance
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family life, couples, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, estrangement, hopes, love and romance, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: letter, biracial, self discovery, interracial relations, birth, matriarchy, parents and children, family life, society, family relations, dealing with death, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, couple relations, single parent, single mother, teenage girl, parent child relationship, drugs/alcohol, teenager, latinx lead, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 33K
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, guilt, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, inventor, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, nagging and grouching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, hollywood, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, royal family, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family business, crumbling marriage, countryside, human nature, couple relations, bank, parents and children, siblings relations, restaurant, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 8K
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: semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: infidelity, raccoon, murder, couple relations, suburbs, worm, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
Strange Relations (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 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, emotional, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: adoption, single parent, dealing with death, uncover truth, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, child illness, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa, new york, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Little Help (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's a movie for everyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period. Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002, with the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, lie, folk, drugs/alcohol, rock, dealing with death, drug use, liar, island, thirtysomething life, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 68K
Delivery Man (2013)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: sperm donor, pregnancy, lawsuit, debt, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, feel good, idiotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hippie, marijuana, sibling relationship, lesbian, dog, siblings relations, eccentric family, idealist, family relations, goofy hero, optimism, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 1K
Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, golden years, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, elderly, family problems, family relations, aging, family life, homecoming, dirty old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, golden years, couple relations, family life, parents separation, overbearing, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, dealing with death, introspection, secret, cottage, sibling relationship, solitude, island, siblings relations, family relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 13K
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: wine, boxing, obsessive quest, family business, drugs/alcohol, french, love and romance, family relations, workplace, contests and competitions, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, france, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, single parent, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis, teenage life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, exploding boat, family life, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family conflict, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, lesbian, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: estrangement, family gatherings, family relations, clergy, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, coming out, gender, society, family problems, brother brother relationship, family vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%