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Natural Selection (2011)
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Natural Selection (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son - a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship.
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: on the road, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, disorder, odd couple, sister sister relationship, assault, friends, last wish, escapades, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, death wish, celibacy, sexual content, profanity, bittersweet, sex, prison escape, pregnancy, police, cheating wife, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, florida, houston texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, disorder, on the road, bittersweet, friendship and self discovery mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Natural Selection: Fat Kid Rules the World (2012), A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013), Isn't It Delicious (2013), The Trouble with Bliss (2011), The Pretty One (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overweight, youth, friendship, street kid, self discovery, parents and children, misfit, music band, drugs/alcohol, unsupportive parent, suicidal, punk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, animal life, sexual content, obsessive quest, friends, escapades, remarry, road trip, coming of age, friendship between boys, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
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93%
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
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80%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: thirtysomething life, dull life, disorder, self discovery, couples, life turned upside down, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Pretty One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her idolized twin sister Audrey dies in a car accident, Laurel decides to take her place. But, as she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, dishonesty, profanity, bittersweet, urban, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
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71%
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Bass Ackwards (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, human nature, obsessive quest, hopes, self discovery, father daughter relationship, road trip, adultery, father son relationship, redemption, escapades, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, new york, seattle washington, chicago illinois
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The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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68%
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Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, meditative, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, social relations, delusion, escapades, on the road, alcohol abuse, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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66%
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Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, light, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, lottery, female director, sister sister relationship, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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65%
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: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, parents separation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, search, single parent, siblings relations, treasure hunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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61%
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Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, disorder, culture clash, friends, on the road, fish out of water, social relations, friendship between men, road trip, best friends, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, usa
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61%
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The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, infidelity, dishonesty, friendship, siblings relations, best friends, indoor, platonic, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
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60%
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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, touching, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, family relations, family problems, parents and children, homecoming, family life, siblings relations, aging, elderly, daydreamer, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, friends, best friends, family relations, life turned upside down, friendship, baby, couple relations, woman, adoption, weakness, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 2K
Jackie (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dutch twin sisters travel to America to look for their long-lost mother.
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: twins, family relations, cross country, disorder, family problems, journey, search, obsessive quest, mute or deaf, meet the parents, siblings relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, parents and children, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, bittersweet, custody, adolescence vs adulthood, thirtysomething life, family relations, family problems, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, introspection, self discovery, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ross is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live, his newly engaged older brother Seth offers to spend his $50,000 wedding fund on a final trip of a lifetime. Their plans are complicated when Ross invites a call girl to ...
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, terminal illness, fall in love, cross country, unfulfillment, call girl, prostitute, journey, friendship, adventure, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, friendship, bittersweet, strong female presence, death in the family, family relations, aging, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, parents and children, social differences, support group, family relations, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, racial stereotype, single mother, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: family gatherings, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family relations, escapades, on the road, disorder, parents and children, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: lifestyle, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, family relations, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, family life, social relations, disorder, high school life, innocence lost, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Happy Event (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk ...
Style: sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: child birth, family relations, couples, childbirth, couple relations, family life, babies and infants, disorder, parents and children, life turned upside down, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 3K
Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, female protagonist, church, crisis of faith, car accident, air disaster, society, sexual content, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
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: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: direction and purpose, self discovery, thirtysomething life, actor's life, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, father son relationship, strong female character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: friends, vacation, on the road, terminal illness, friendship, bittersweet, thirty something, road trip, self discovery, escapades, thirtysomething life, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%