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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Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
To Return
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Spain
121 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and serious films and TV series with plots about family relations, drinking, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, dysfunctional family, father son relationship and drink mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Strange Relations (2001), Another Year (2010), Margot at the Wedding (2007), The Keys to the House (2004), A Christmas Tale (2008). 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, touching, realistic, 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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Another Year
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
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.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, drinking, marriage, depression, realism, couple relations, funeral, relationships, jealousy, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france
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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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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, hospital, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, milan italy ...
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A Christmas Tale
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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 ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, christmas, family, terminal illness, cancer, transplant, death in the family, family bonds, holiday, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, flanders, paris france
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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, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids
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To Return
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 ...
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I've Loved You So Long
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, prison, guilt, love, terminal illness, hospital, starting over, sisters, adoption, murder, family bonds, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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    User:   51%
 
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, road trip, cancer, divorce, mentor, coming-of-age, religion, poetry, actor's life, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, scotland
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System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
These Foolish Things
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As war looms on the horizon, a hopeful ingenue (Zoe Tapper) finds herself caught between the warring affections of a playwright (David Leon) and a director (Andrew Lincoln) in 1930s London. Director Julia Taylor-Stanley's heartwarming ensemble ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: actor's life, love triangle, rich and poor, romance, celebrity culture, war, cinderella story, filmmaking, dull life, artists and showbiz, orphan, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, london
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
The Heart of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
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Boy A
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, childhood, friendship, coming of age, mentor, haunted by the past, redemption, bullying, identity, prison, guilt, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 7.0
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Russian Dolls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: clever, semi serious, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, friendship, lesbian, male nudity, drinking, culture clash, couple relations, storytelling, relationships, russian, love, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, france, europe, spain, st. petersburg russia ...
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    User:   47%
 
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On a Clear Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, marriage, working class, hospital, drinking, death, prejudice, relationships, love, mentor, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, english channel, seaport, glasgow scotland ...
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The Myth of Fingerprints
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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, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, death, crumbling marriage, family drama, relationships, family, dealing with death, holiday, human nature, nudity (topless - notable), storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
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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, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: polish, best friends, single parent, social misfits, friendship, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, runaway, social differences, unfulfilled love, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
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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, sexy, realistic
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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    User:   47%
 
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: talky, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, immigrants, rock, strong sexual content, self discovery, culture clash, suburbs, coming of age, infidelity, society, hippie, arranged marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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Around the Bend
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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 ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, arizona
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
Kings & Queen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, adoption, musician's life, terminal illness, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
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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, serious, psychological, dark humor, 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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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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In Her Shoes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: touching, sentimental, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, romance, lawyer, wedding, love, oldies, audition, sisters, self discovery, party, relationships, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   46%
 
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, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, small town, dysfunctional family, strong sexual content, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, family problems, insomnia, loss of virginity, orgasm, virgin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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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:   38%
    User:   38%
 
 6.3
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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, touching ...
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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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
The Acid House
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: god, infidelity, surrealism, transformation, revenge, male nudity, hospital, storytelling, weed, drugs, dishonesty, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
How I Killed My Father
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, clinic, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, aging, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, europe, czechoslovakia, versailles
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, family gatherings, estrangement, family problems, family relations, parents and children, reunion, strained relationship, lesbian couple, teenage pregnancy, lesbian relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 

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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: talky, bleak, semi serious, dark humor, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, ocean or sea, family business, family gatherings, small town, family in crisis, small town life, fisherman, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland, paris france
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Black Pond
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Thompson family is accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Six months later, family friend Tim visits freelance therapist Dr. Eric Sacks and the story finds it's way to the press. The facts are bent and the details ...
Style: clever, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, biting ...
Plot: uncover truth, eccentric family, false accusation, family gatherings, family relations, disorder, tennis court, walking a dog, death of dog, dinner table, burying a dead body, photo album ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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