Movies and TV shows like Perfect Strangers 2001

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Perfect Strangers
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: twists and turns, emotional, serious, witty, realistic, captivating
Plot: uncover truth, hotel, family gatherings, reunion, haunted by the past, family life, family relations, estrangement, dishonesty, family feud, family reunited, hearing noises, barge, mozart, genealogy, cobweb, hot chocolate, hit by a train, birth certificate, aryan, cleaning, scrubbing a floor, tower, slide projector, country estate ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london
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Comedy, Drama
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Viridiana
Comedy, Drama
Spain, Mexico
90 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, witty and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, couples and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Strange Relations (2001), A Christmas Tale (2008), Quartet (2012), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Another Year (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strange Relations
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: emotional, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, uncover truth, introspection, self discovery, adoption, parents and children, child illness, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, usa, new york, liverpool
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A Christmas Tale
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 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: tragicomedy, witty, semi serious, enigmatic, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, flanders
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Quartet
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: opera, music, aging, friendship, retirement home, hip hop, golden years, classical music, retirement home life, retired, concert, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Margot at the Wedding
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, tragicomedy, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, relationships, infidelity, drinking, sisters, wedding, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont
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Another Year
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Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
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The Inheritance
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 ...
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A Man of No Importance
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, cerebral, talky ...
Plot: gay, working class, homosexuality, small town, family life, bus, gays and lesbians, poetry, loneliness, single parent, church, mentor ...
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Six Feet Under
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: gloomy, dark humor, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Keys to the House
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, hospital, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems, family reunited ...
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Next of Kin
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a therapist videotapes them. After Peter watches his tape, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: crumbling marriage, suburbs, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, adoption, custody, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
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Mile High
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mile High is a British television drama based on the lives of the cabin crew members of Fresh!, a budget airline based in London. The name of the show comes from the "Mile High Club". The show was broadcast on Sky1 from 2003 to 2005 and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: airplane, workplace situations, workplace, buddies, friendship, working class, partners, airline, couples, friends, tourist, sexism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
The Vicious Kind
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, small town, dysfunctional family, strong sexual content, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, family problems, loss of virginity, insomnia, orgasm, virgin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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    User:   41%
 
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Somewhere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, loneliness, hotel, actor's life, rock, existentialism, relationships, introspection, solitude, depression, hollywood, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, europe ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, father son relationship, road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family bonds, death, family drama, mentor, family, bus ...
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The Sea
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Norway
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs in his remote Icelandic fishing village to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed dark family secrets.
Style: semi serious, talky, bleak, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, family business, ocean or sea, small town, family gatherings, family in crisis, small town life, fisherman, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland, paris france
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
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White Heat
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, love affair, destiny, love and romance, society, friends, social relations, roommate, group of friends, artist, lifestyle, drug addict ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
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Joe's Palace
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Elliot, a strange and wealthy Londoner, and Joe, a teenager who takes care of an empty house Elliot owns.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: power relations, uncover truth, boss and employee, friendship, estate, parents and children, teenage life, elderly, youth, family relations, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
What We Did on Our Holiday
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Doug and Abi and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are ...
Style: tense, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: family, divorce, dysfunctional family, holiday, death, parents and children, kids and family, cancer, breakup, children, police investigation, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, london, england
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System:   42%
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Beauty in Trouble
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marcela can't bear Jarda any longer, so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, whose husband is a creep. While Marcela is there, Jarda is jailed, because he is part of a gang steeling cars and they get caught in the act. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples, family relations, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, tuscany, italy
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System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
A Touch of Spice
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "A Touch of Spice" is a story about Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor. They both require... ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, greek, self discovery, friendship, siblings relations, culture clash, homecoming, family gatherings, coming of age, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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Somers Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: best friends, single parent, social misfits, friendship, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, runaway, social differences, unfulfilled love, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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On Tour
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Formerly successful television producer Joachim Zand returns from America to his native France, where he previously has left everything behind, including friends, enemies and his own children. In his company is a burlesque striptease troupe whom he ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: performer's life, on the road, desire for fame, showbiz, ambition, family relations, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, estrangement, nothing goes right, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
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Being Julia
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, vengeance, mentor, revenge, adultery, actor's life, teacher, friendship, theater, unlikely couple, romance, period piece ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1950s, year 1938
Place: london, europe, england, new jersey
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Season's Beatings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas, singing at a Russian restaurant, penniless, the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, family life, restaurant, nightclub, romance, single parent, crumbling marriage, self discovery, suburbs, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, russia, paris france
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
The Buddha of Suburbia
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, talky, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, immigrants, rock, strong sexual content, self discovery, culture clash, suburbs, coming of age, infidelity, society, racism, actor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
Summer Holiday
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: introspection, thirtysomething life, hotel, friends, small town, buddies, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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The Infidel
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, life turned upside down, religions or cults, society, disorder, muslim, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, misfit, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Special Treatment
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, introspection, power relations, human nature, doctors and patients, estrangement, hopes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, therapy session, male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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System:   34%
    User:   34%
 

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Driving Lessons
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, road trip, cancer, divorce, mentor, coming-of-age, religion, poetry, actor's life, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
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Pieces of April
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Quirky and rebellious April Burns lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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