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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
Original name: Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee grandmother shows up with a gun! Acclaimed African-American playwright Tyler Perry dares to mix sacred and secular humor with riotous results. Experience his most famous morality tale, now a major motion picture, in its original stage format...complete with live musical numbers!
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, couple relations, human spirit, hopes, family problems, human nature, couples, dishonesty, breakup, crumbling marriage, estate, cross dressing, graphic violence, infidelity, disorder, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, divorce, theater, forgiveness, live performance, filmed play ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about couples, couple relations, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family relations and infidelity mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Diary of a Mad Black Woman: Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), Why Did I Get Married? (2007), The Details (2011), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), Me Again (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Charles McCarter and his wife Helen are about to celebrate their 18th-wedding anniversary when Helen comes home to find her clothes packed up in a U-Haul van parked in the driveway. Charles is divorcing Her. Helen moves in with her grandmother ...
Style: emotional, humorous, entertaining, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: life turned upside down, hopes, family problems, starting over, breakup, infidelity, anniversary, african american, female protagonist, house arrest, women, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
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Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, friendship, couple relations, family problems, breakup, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, lifestyle, unfulfillment, remarry, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, usa
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34%
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, introspection, couple relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, friendship, dishonesty, intrigue, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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31%
Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One weekend, Aunt Bam's nephew-in-law Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: couples, family problems, family life, family relations, strong female presence, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations, disorder, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, family problems, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, disorder, couples, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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26%
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, suburbs, unfulfillment, family relations, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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24%
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Me Again (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Things don't go as expected when a disenchanted pastor wishes for a different life.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, semi serious, christian film
Plot: couples, redemption, family problems, disorder, breakup, clergy, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment, self discovery, husband wife relationship, body swapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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24%
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, romance, golden years, city life, couples, introspection, breakup, bittersweet, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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23%
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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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, bittersweet, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
If I Were You (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: partners, unlikely partners, infidelity, life turned upside down, family problems, sex addict, dishonesty, introspection, disorder, friendship between women, female friendship, play within film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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22%
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 relations, family problems, farce, disorder, eccentric family, family gatherings, master and servant, family life, parents and children, estate, unfulfillment, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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22%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, couples, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, cheating wife, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, couple relations, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, love affair, obsession, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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22%
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, starting over, midlife crisis, self discovery, couple relations, fall in love, romance, betrayal, hopes, love and romance, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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21%
The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, disorder, couples, breakup, friendship, young lovers, love and romance, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, urban, unfulfillment, city life, couples
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Last Great Wilderness (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Charlie's (screenwriter Alastair Mackenzie) wife has left him for a successful pop star, and he wants revenge. He sets out for Scotland's Isle of Skye, where he will burn down the star's mansion. In a cafe, he meets Vincente (Jonny ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, gloomy
Plot: on the road, vengeance, family problems, buddies, crimes, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, dark humor, escapades, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Staying Alive (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marianne (34) discovers that her boyfriend Håkon is having an affair. Supported by her best friend's revenge tips and wisdom, Marianne stumbles into her new life where she discovers that coziness is overrated and having fun is what matters.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, infidelity, breakup, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, strong female presence, female director, unfulfillment, bittersweet, best friends, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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20%
Our Precious Children (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 30 ans, l'âge des responsabilités... Martin s'apprête à partir en vacances avec sa femme Ariane et sa fille Cerise, 4 mois... C'est alors qu'il croise Constance, son ex, son amour de jeunesse, elle-même flanquée de deux ...
Style: humorous, touching, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love affair, crumbling marriage, family relations, couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems, thirtysomething life, singleness, relationship vs career, death in the family, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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20%
Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couples, couple relations, introspection, best friends, thirtysomething life, friends, crumbling marriage, adultery, friendship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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20%
The Easy Way Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Patrick, a travel agent in his early 30s, lives with Arthur, an immigration lawyer; but for a long time, Patrick has been sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of their bedroom. His younger brother, Tony, plans to marry his high school sweetheart ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, couple relations, couples, infidelity, disorder, gay interest, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians, sex scene, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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20%
Home for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a series of short stories by Norwegian author Levi Henriksen, Bent Hamers Home for Christmas weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home on a Christmas Eve, beneath the colors of the Northern Lights. The plot ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious, non-linear ...
Plot: christmas, hopes, friendship, small town, human nature, unfulfillment, loneliness, multiple storylines, friends, solitude, thirtysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, norway, europe
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20%
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Granny's Funeral (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A provincial chemist in the throes of a mid-life crisis must choose between burying his dearly departed grandmother and cremating her in this quirky comedy of manners starring Valerie Lemercier, Denis Podalydes, and Isabelle Candelier.
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: couples, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, infidelity, magic, love, death, male female relationship, family problems, dark humor, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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20%
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three people, each having different aspirations from life, are caught in a tangle of emotions and don’t know the way out. There’s a husband and wife with love eroding from their life. And there’s a single, happy-go-lucky dude who falls in love ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, emotional
Plot: love triangle, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, unemployment, couples, family problems, romance, hopes, love and romance, bollywood, marriage counselor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia, india, new delhi, australia
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20%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: unfulfillment, society, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, politics, satire, campaign, midlife crisis, americana, presidential campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
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20%
Helena from the Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, friendship, friends, thirtysomething life, marriage, husband wife relationship, divorce, new year's eve ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, dishonesty, starting over, family relations, friends, couples, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czech republic
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20%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, addiction, family life, drug abuse, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, looking for love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, bank, parents and children, society, estrangement, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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19%