Movies like Five on the Black Hand Side

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Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
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Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonard Jackson plays a barber who is also the domineering head of a middle-class African American family. Jackson is forced to rethink his values when his previously docile wife (Clarice Taylor) joins their three children in rebelling against her husband's retrogressive behavior.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, wedding, politics, couple relations, injustice, life is a bitch, family life, suburbs, family problems, society, couples, suburban life, social decay, african american, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, patriarch, barbershop, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, neighbor, black american, mother son relationship
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california

Most similar movies to Five on the Black Hand Side

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, suburbs, family life, suburban life and society mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Five on the Black Hand Side: Good Fences (2003), Bless This House (1972), I-See-You.Com (2006), Love Thy Neighbor (1984), When Do We Eat? (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, society, couples, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bless This House (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The legendary Sid James stars as the head of a chaotic household in this movie spin-off from the hit ITV sitcom. Sid Abbott and his best mate Trevor (Peter Butterworth) enjoy home-brewing. Plans to turn their hobby into a profitable, if illicit, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: suburbs, wedding, family relations, couples, disorder, society, love and romance, nothing goes right, family life, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
I-See-You.Com (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 17-year-old boy buys mini-cameras and displays the footage online at I-see-you.com. The cash rolls in as the site becomes a major hit. Everyone seems to have fun until it all comes crashing down....
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, voyeurism, couples, family problems, computers and web, brother sister relationship, webcam, nanny, family, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, offbeat, feel good ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, adultery, opposites attract, family relations, couples, family problems, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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 ⇓
74%
A House of Your Dreams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nothing goes right, family life, couples, couple relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, countryside, husband wife relationship, silly humor, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Just as San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, is set to get married, her absentee father arrives, disrupting the household of his ex-wife. Is he there to break up the wedding? Or to steal back his ex-wife? Or is Pogo finally ready to be a ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: human nature, parents and children, family life, romance, love and romance, wedding, breakup, couples, estrangement, family relations, football player, cowboy boots ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 1K
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 ⇓
57%
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The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, religions or cults, family problems, couples, society, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jeff and Mari Thompson have been married for fifteen years. Although their marriage is not perfect, they are seemingly happy in their married and family life. But all their married friends seem to be getting divorced or separated. These newly single ...
Style: humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, wedding, family problems, revolution, friends, thirtysomething life, mate swapping, family relations, crumbling marriage, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, realistic ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, elderly, family relations, family life, parents and children, couples, midlife crisis, family problems, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When Madea gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don't realize is that they're the ones who need her help. As always, Madea's cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, golden years, disorder, theater, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Houseguest (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, airport, mistaken identity, friendship, on the run, parents and children, suburban life, introspection, cons and scams, self discovery, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Madea's Big Happy Family The Play (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 153 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: eccentric family, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, family problems, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, family relations, terminal illness, strong female presence, profanity, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Wake in Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Going back home can be hard, particularly when you come from a traditional Italian family, and especially when the girlfriend you bring back is not Italian. But the roof caves in when she's African American. This is the problem that Anthony ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, interracial relations, family life, social differences, silly humor, eccentric family, culture clash, romance, society, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Bye Bye Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With varying degrees of success, recently divorced friends Dave, Vic and Donny are trying to move on with their lives. Vic feels vilified by his ex-wife's parents, while Donny has a shaky bond with his teen daughter, Emma. Dave, meanwhile, has ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, vampire, couples, family life, single parent, supernatural, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 3K
Madhouse (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, family problems, couples, disorder, lifestyle, down on your luck, siblings relations, relative ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mom's on Strike (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: She was an overworked mom trying to get her family's attention. She didn't know she would become a national sensation.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: feminism, gender, family problems, family, battle of the sexes, rebellion, family life, couple relations, rebelliousness, family relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 115
Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, human nature, family life, suburban life, social decay, unfulfillment, society, gays and lesbians, family problems, stuttering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6K
Good Times (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: family relations, ghetto, family life, parents and children, young lovers, love and romance, social differences, suburban life, tv show, workplace romance, friendship, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 2K
Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Babou's daughter refuses to invite her mother to her wedding, prompting Babou to begin life anew.
Style: humorous, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, society, optimism, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 1K
The Breaks (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Derrick, a racially-confused Irishman raised in the hood by a black family is having the worst day ever. Determined to prove to his fed-up mother and would-be girlfriend that he's not a screw-up, he sets out to do one thing right (get some ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, youth, society, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, misfit, odd couple, juvenile delinquency, disorder, interracial relations, racism, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 690
The Hughleys (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley as the main character, Darryl Hughley, and Elise Neal as ...
Style: sitcom, touching, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, society, suburbs, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, salesman, husband wife relationship, stand up comedian, male female relationship, african american, comedian, friend ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Million to Juan (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: money, restaurant, community, family relations, cons and scams, rich and poor, mistaken identity, down on your luck, social differences, farce, disorder, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
With a Little Help from Myself (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Besieged matriarch Sonia tries to make certain her daughter's nuptials come off flawlessly even as events spiral out of control is in this dark comedy helmed by François Dupeyron. With Sonia's wayward eldest son under arrest on drug ...
Style: gloomy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, wedding, immigrants, youth, death in the family, family gatherings, couples, society, family life, family problems, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 647
My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: realistic, biting, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, criminal heroes, unsupportive spouse, suburban life, unfulfillment, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, twentysomething life, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 2K
Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, mischievous children, youth, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 196
Bad Actress (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alyssa Rampart Pillage is a washed up TV queen whose career has been reduced to starring in commercials for her husband Bernie’s appliance empire. When their tree hugging daughter Topanga dies in a tragic golf ball accident, Bernie goes off the ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, psychopath, disorder, family relations, family problems, celebrity culture, couple relations, actor's life, injustice, inventions and discoveries, deadly, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%