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Crackers (1998)
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Crackers (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Larceny, adultery, sabotage and treachery. Yes, just your typical Christmas with the Dredge family! Twelve-year-old Joey Dredge is in trouble again. Expelled for jumping off the school roof, he's haunted by his father's death and hates his mother's new boyfriend and his bullying son. Compounding his misery is the knowledge he has to spend Christmas with them at the family beach house. Things look grim until the unexpected arrival of great-grandfather Albert, fresh from a stint in prison. Forced to share the back shed with this swearing, farting and devious octogenarian, Joey's life changes. Between barbecuing the family dog, performing a self-burial and causing his intended step-father to consume a startling amount of hash, Joey learns a few life lessons from Albert, who despite his many vices may give Joey the strength to accept the past and embrace the future.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, suburbs, christmas, youth, couple relations, parents and children, farce, couples, family gatherings, single parent, coming of age, disorder, nothing goes right, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, comedy of errors, eccentric family, uninhibited rivalry, family, family dinner, australian, dog, friendship, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, glasgow scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and semi serious films with plots about family relations, disorder, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, siblings relations and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Crackers: A Moody Christmas (2012), Coopers' Camera (2008), When Do We Eat? (2005), Moms' Night Out (2014), Upper Middle Bogan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Moody Christmas (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Story: Focused on the lovable, yet seasonally dysfunctional Moody family, A Moody Christmas is set against the backdrop of the one occasion that can bring out the best (and the worst) in people … Christmas Day.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, family relations, eccentric family, family life, family tradition, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, family reunited, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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81%
Coopers' Camera (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, dark humor ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, christmas, satire, family gatherings, parents and children, uninvited guest, family, couples, dysfunctional family, party, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, prank, nothing goes right, youth, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: sentimental, not serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, parenthood, comedy of errors, best friends, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, couple relations, escapades, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Upper Middle Bogan (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Story: Follow the stories of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, Oscar and Edwina. When Bess finds out ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, social differences, couples, disorder, family life, couple relations, parents and children, architect, siblings relations, family, white trash
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Kath & Kimderella (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fountain Lakes' foxy ladies who turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, couples, society, intrigue, dishonesty, best friends, parents and children, fear of flying, silly humor, wedding, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Do Not Disturb (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Michel, who's crazy about jazz, has just found a rare album that he dreams of quietly listening to in his living room. But the world seems to have conspired against him: his wife chooses this moment to divulge an ill-timed revelation, his adult ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: couples, family relations, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, parents and children, disorder, married couple, marriage, infidelity, medical, collector, jazz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nanny, family relations, siblings relations, when the parents are away, mischievous children, babies and infants, disorder, teenage life, parents and children, goofy hero, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Hating Alison Ashley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, single parent, coming of age, high school life, power relations, family relations, teenage life, uninhibited rivalry, youth, misfit, sister sister relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, midlife crisis, espionage, clergy, elderly, love and romance, couples, family problems, golden years, nothing goes right, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr Accident is a satirical, romantic rocket ride through the lives of a bunch of losers hurtling into the chaos that is contemporary life. It's a circus of cool catastrophes underpinned by a moral tale about the downside of addiction and ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love and romance, disorder, power relations, workplace situations, farce, goofy hero, rivalry, save the day, nothing goes right, underdog, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Three Men and a Leg (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three friends leave Milan by car heading south. Two of them are married to two sisters, the third one is going to marry the third sister. The marriage is going to take place in the villa of their vulgar but very rich father in law. They are also ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, road movie
Plot: couple relations, eccentric family, boss and employee, parents and children, overbearing, couples, power relations, disorder, family relations, profanity, wedding, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: adolescent boy, friendship, family relations, coming of age, eccentric family, romance, youth, graduation, teenage life, teenage boy, satire, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Death at a Funeral (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, melancholic, talky ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family problems, family relations, farce, estate, eccentric family, master and servant, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, disorder, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Carpool (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, mischievous children, robbery, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, on the road, parents and children, family, disorder, hostage, heist, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: eccentric family, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, parents and children, on the road, family relations, escapades, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A boy witnesses his mother kissing what he believes to be is the real Santa Clause and retaliates with mischief.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, couples, family relations, fish out of water, family gatherings, couple relations, disorder, mischievous children, single parent, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against the ardent wishes of his wife, eleven-year-old son, and sixteen-year-old daughter, ALBERT SNIDER (Judge Reinhold) is determined to have a festive family holiday. Albert doesn't seem to realize that his kids would rather stick needles in ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: thanksgiving, nothing goes right, family life, eccentric family, reunion, disorder, family gatherings, suburban life, family relations, misfit, family, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: jewish, family relations, family dinner, eccentric family, parents and children, comedy of errors, social awkwardness, disorder, marriage, family gatherings, couple relations, middle aged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, absurd, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, couple relations, suburbs, holiday, nothing goes right, eccentric family, looking for love, parents and children, loneliness, dysfunctional family, happy ending, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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It Runs in the Family (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is now summer in the Parker family; and the usual amount of numerous events are happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully with, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, disorder, contests and competitions, family, love and romance, nothing goes right, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations, father son relationship, family feud ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Nature Calls (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: camping, disorder, camp, scout, family relations, parents and children, youth, camping trip, wilderness, chases and races, chase, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Down Dog (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Every boy needs a father. Meet Frank. Lover and father. A high flying sex addict, told that he is dying, tries to connect with his teenage son by teaching him how to get the girl he likes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, touching ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, single parent, estrangement, parents and children, rehabilitation, addiction, teenage life, coming of age, womanizer, father son relationship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Mom Is a Character (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, disorder, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, brazilian, mother daughter relationship, mother and son, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, pot smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Lotoman (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Modesto and Manuel are brothers whose lives change by wining the lottery.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rise to the top, family relations, society, disorder, couples, life turned upside down, hopes, silly humor, culture clash, friendship, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Relative Strangers (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An uptight professional meets his lower-class biological parents for the first time.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: adoption, eccentric family, family life, odd couple, meet the parents, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, disorder, family problems, nothing goes right, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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