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Burning Palms (2010)
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Burning Palms (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, surprise ending, offbeat
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, family problems, nothing goes right, couple relations, family relations, family life, society, introspection, disorder, eccentric family, destructive relationship, interracial sex, father daughter relationship, loneliness, little girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay parent, satire, americana, lifestyle, city life, goofy hero, career, taboo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about couples, family relations, family problems, couple relations, disorder, dysfunctional family and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Burning Palms: When Do We Eat? (2005), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Raising Genius (2004), Guest House Paradiso (1999), Meeting Daddy (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One weekend, Aunt Bam's nephew-in-law Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, family life, family relations, couple relations, disorder, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don't realize is that they're the ones who need her help. As always, Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, teaching the ways of the world, family problems, nothing goes right, family relations, goofy hero, fish out of water, prison life, prison, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family gatherings, nothing goes right, youth, prank, couple relations, family life, eccentric family, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous, teen comedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family problems, couples, youth, lifestyle, society, parents and children, couple relations, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Guest House Paradiso (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: hotel, disorder, misfit, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, couples, hotel manager, gross out humor, hotel room, farce, starlet ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 267
Meeting Daddy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love affair, fish out of water, eccentric family, opposites attract, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, breakup, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Comedy - Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay parent, jewish family, family problems, family relations, couples, society, gender, coming out, family in crisis, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Love Guide (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success (Imdb.com)
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, farm, manipulation, life turned upside down, ambition, disorder, couples, family problems, family in crisis, tv show, culture clash, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, down on your luck, lifestyle, disorder, couples, family problems, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Madea's Big Happy Family The Play (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 153 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: family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, suburbs, strong female presence, terminal illness, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nothing goes right, family life, domestic disturbance, couple relations, family problems, couples, countryside, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, silly humor, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, family gatherings, family relations, silly humor, black cast, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 548
Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, witty ...
Plot: unlikely couple, youth, nothing goes right, odd couple, lifestyle, couples, disorder, friends, eccentric family, small town, introspection, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A failed New York playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Style: humorous, light, melancholic, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, faked death, nothing goes right, eccentricity, loneliness, runaway, secrets, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Man Is a Loser (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When it comes to women, playboy Mike has all the right moves. So when Mike's buddies ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he'll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: couple relations, buddies, couples, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, friends, playboy, womanizer, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, family problems, family relations, estate, family life, eccentric family, disorder, master and servant, family gatherings, unfulfillment, parents and children, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: rivalry, farce, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, contests and competitions, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family life, brother brother relationship, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Good Intentions (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Meet Etta Milford. Loving Wife. Doting Mother. Armed Robber. Etta's husband constantly blows their money on make-shift inventions. When she decides to secretly take "investment" matters into her own hands - things quickly go awry! ...
Style: not serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: couple relations, crime gone awry, couples, hidden identity, small town, family life, parents and children, disorder, lifestyle, eccentric family, small town life, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Relative Strangers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An uptight professional meets his lower-class biological parents for the first time.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: meet the parents, adoption, eccentric family, family life, odd couple, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, nothing goes right, disorder, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I-See-You.Com (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 17-year-old boy buys mini-cameras and displays the footage online at I-see-you.com. The cash rolls in as the site becomes a major hit. Everyone seems to have fun until it all comes crashing down....
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, family life, voyeurism, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, computers and web, brother sister relationship, unlikely couple, crumbling marriage, media, nanny ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, couples, unfulfillment, city life, urban
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, absurd, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, farce, death, eccentric family, family gatherings, death in the family, silly humor, dishonesty, dwarf, presumed dead, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, lifestyle change, black woman, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family problems, family life, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, dark humor, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Redrum (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bored couple rejuvenate their marriage by turning to murder.
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, couples, crimes, murderous pair, satire, dark humor, couple relations, moral dilemma, lovers on the run, society, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A.C.O.D. (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grown man is still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15 year divorce. He discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: parents separation, dysfunctional family, remarry, parents and children, family problems, couples, family feud, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: cynical, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, couples, city life, mind game, transplant, love and romance, romance, party ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: city life, best friends, best friend, disorder, hung over, nothing goes right, lifestyle, twentysomething life, friends, singleness, strong female presence, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, couples, couple relations, crimes, suburbs, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%