Movies and TV shows like Perfect Strangers 2001

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Perfect Strangers (2001)
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Perfect Strangers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A darkly comic tale of a young man who comes face to face with his huge family - a variety of eccentrics, all of whom are hiding secrets from their pasts. At a family reunion Raymond is presented with a copy of the family tree and is absolutely amazed by the complexity of his family ties.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, twists and turns, realistic, witty
Plot: family reunited, family relations, reunion, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family life, family gatherings, dishonesty, estrangement, family feud, hotel, family secret, family secrets, love, sex, dancing, world war two, crocodile, party, jewish, forest, german, food, female nudity, illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and semi serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family life, family problems, siblings relations and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: The Inheritance (2001), Strange Relations (2001), White Heat (2012), Secrets & Lies (1996), The Ice Cream Girls (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Inheritance (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reunited for their mother’s funeral, four sisters – Selma, Regina, Laura and Lúcia – find themselves forced to divide much more than a spacious apartment in Copacabana. While dividing the articles – from the apartment’s sale to splitting ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, estrangement, sister sister relationship, strained relationship, lesbian, death of mother, inheritance, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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95%
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, self discovery, uncover truth, family problems, hopes, introspection, family life, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, transplant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, england, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, destiny, society, lifestyle, artist, love affair, love and romance, social relations, friends, group of friends, roommate, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, social worker, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, factory worker, search ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, village, family relations, ghost, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, secret, family gatherings, family life, family problems, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The House of Flowers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The outward perfection of a family-run flower business hides a dark side rife with dysfunctional secrets in this darkly humorous comedy series.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, cynical, emotional, romantic
Plot: family business, family relations, intrigue, love and romance, changing lives, coup, adulterous husband, dysfunctional family, transsexual, unfaithful husband, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's ...
Style: sincere, witty, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, nudity (full frontal - brief), immigrants, satire, actor, racism, hippie, arranged marriage, couple relations, social differences, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy, serious ...
Plot: transplant, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, family, alcohol abuse, family feud, family problems, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Legacy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, conflict, estate, bohemian life, heir, family secret, family secrets, family history, class differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Doctor Foster (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, female protagonist, female doctor, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, adultery, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, family life, society, love and romance, starting over, social differences, mysterious character, family secret, forbidden love, post war, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lottery, charity, greed, secret, marriage, wealth, lifestyle, youth, family problems, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, family life, society, youth, immigrants, couples, family problems, generation gap, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: europe, england, london, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Rock the Casbah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: funeral, family problems, family gatherings, life turned upside down, death in the family, family life, family relations, parents and children, disorder, muslim, indoor, bittersweet ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dealing with death, estrangement, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, thanksgiving, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Thicker Than Water (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The beautiful island of Sunnanö in the Swedish archipelago is home to a popular B&B run by Anna-Lisa and her son Oskar. Anna-Lisa has summoned her daughter Jonna, an actress, and son Lasse, an opportunist, to the island. It is the first time in ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, island, family reunited, workplace, family problems, under the surface, estrangement, resort, family secret, inheritance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Outnumbered (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parenting, everyday life, couple relations, couples, family life, parenthood, parents and children, youth, responsibility, family relations, precocious child, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family reunited, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reunion, parents and children, dealing with death, reconciliation, bereavement, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Congorama (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Belgium, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: family relations, inventor, adoption, uncover truth, destiny, dishonesty, couple relations, self discovery, human nature, changing lives, hopes, coincidence ...
Place: belgium, europe, quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, love affair, sexual relations, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Naming Number Two (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor. The heart has gone out of Nanna Maria's family. There are no parties — they don't even fight anymore...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, humorous
Plot: family relations, family, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, aging, family problems, family history, party, heir, family life, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, tense, surreal ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, family business, depression, financial problem, life changing experience, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 9K
Kuzey Guney (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kuzey Güney is a spin-off Turkish television drama series of 1976 American television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. The scenarists are Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The series stars Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ as Kuzey Tekinoğlu, a restless son of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: family relations, love, love triangle, siblings relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, marriage, wedding, protective male ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychological
Plot: homecoming, family gatherings, family problems, destiny, parents and children, reunion, murder, couple relations, eccentric family, family life, love and romance, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas, alabama, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rock & Chips (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prequel to Only Fools and Horses, set in the 1960s, Joan Trotter is in an unhappy marriage with the work-shy Reg, with whom she has a teenage son, Derek ("Del Boy"). However, the reappearance in Peckham of bank robber, "art ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, society, theft, lifestyle, pregnancy, dishonesty, bittersweet, childbirth, promotion, petty criminal, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, love triangle, rebelliousness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, poet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Darling Buds of May (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: An idyllic picture of 1950's rural England as seen through the lives of the Larkins, a farm family living in Kent. The show revolves around Pa Larkin, a man of a kind and mischievous nature with a penchant for getting into scrapes and talking ...
Style: realistic, not serious, feel good, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, family relations, english countryside, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, fall in love, eccentric family, housewife, farm, nagging and grouching, family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fortysomething (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fortysomething is a 2003 British comedy-drama series, starring and directed by Hugh Laurie as Paul Slippery, a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. His wife Estelle is starting a new career as a headhunter. His three sons, Rory, a student at the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family, middle aged man, midlife crisis, family relations, frustration, family life, family problems, parenthood, love and romance, depression, middle aged, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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