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La Ciénaga (2001)
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La Ciénaga (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from her son José. A cousin, Tali, brings her children. The kids are on their own, sunbathing by the filthy pool, dancing in town, running in the hills with shotguns, driving cars without licenses. One of the teen girls loves Isabel, a family servant constantly accused of stealing. Mother and son, son and sisters, teen and Isabel are in each other's beds and bathrooms with a creepy intimacy. With no adults paying attention, who's at risk?
Style: touching, captivating, neorealism, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: children, racism, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, couples, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, neo realism, incest, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, alcoholic mother, family relations, maid, mother daughter relationship, drink, couple relations, heat wave, family in crisis, profanity, drunk, female director, teenager, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, couples, couple relations and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like La Ciénaga: Rolling Family (2004), The Family Tree (2011), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), The Holy Girl (2004), Empty Nest (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, gender, love and romance, golden years, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Holy Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Amalia is an adolescent girl who is caught in the throes of her emerging sexuality and her deeply held passion for her Catholic faith. These two drives mingle when the visiting Dr. Jano takes advantage of a crowd to get inappropriately close to the ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: pedophile, virginity, doctor, couple relations, teenage life, perversion, love and romance, youth, society, parents and children, teenage girl, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 844
Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, family problems, religions or cults, couples, society, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, coming of age, life is a bitch, strong female presence, family problems, pimp, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, society, estrangement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Looking for Hortense (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, family life, couples, disorder, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, comedy of errors, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Remember Me, My Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a normal Italian family in which come out the dreams of those who have lost their possibilities and of those who want to realize them. Carlo and Giulia are a married couple who have each given up their aspirations in order to live an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, hopes, youth, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family problems, couple relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, immigrants, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Year Without Sex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, couples, introspection, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, hopes, thirtysomething life, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, redemption, human nature, addiction, family problems, couples, estrangement, once promising, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, city life, siblings relations, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, parents separation, breakup, starting over, bittersweet, separation, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, friendship, siblings relations, parents separation, sex scene, female writer, infidelity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, hollywood, parents and children, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, narcissism, funeral, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, elderly, family problems, cross country, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family in crisis, family secret, drug addiction, death in the family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%