Movies like A Wake in Providence

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A Wake in Providence (1999)
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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 faces when he brings Alissa from Los Angeles to his boyhood home of Providence, Rhode Island to attend his grandfather's funeral.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, family gatherings, romance, family life, love and romance, couples, social differences, society, family problems, culture clash, silly humor, eccentric family, food, wine, transvestite, taxi, taxi driver, actor, dysfunctional family, catholic, funeral, interracial love relationship, waking up, acceptance ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, family life, couples, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like A Wake in Providence: Meeting Daddy (2000), When Do We Eat? (2005), With a Little Help from Myself (2008), The Funeral (1984), The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meeting Daddy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love affair, fish out of water, eccentric family, opposites attract, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, breakup, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa, georgia ...
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95%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, suburbs, strong female presence, terminal illness, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, family life, family relations, couple relations, disorder, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family gatherings, nothing goes right, youth, prank, couple relations, family life, eccentric family, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family problems, family life, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, dark humor, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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87%
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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: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: society, family problems, clergy, love and romance, dealing with death, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, golden years, satire, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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80%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: rivalry, farce, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, contests and competitions, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family life, brother brother relationship, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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80%
Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A conservative Indian family experiences a culture shock when it agrees to participate in a Canadian wedding.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, forbidden love, society, wooing, social differences, culture clash, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, culture, bollywood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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77%
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Homie Spumoni (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All his life, African-American Renato has been raised in an Italian-American family. Completely unaware that he is Black, his life is upended when his birth parents materialize, causing Renato to examine what he true heritage is.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: interracial relations, lifestyle, dark humor, family relations, society, friends, culture clash, adoption, african american, male nudity, abandoned baby, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: pregnancy, midlife crisis, family relations, elderly, love and romance, nothing goes right, single parent, golden years, clergy, suburbs, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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73%
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, teaching the ways of the world, family problems, nothing goes right, family relations, goofy hero, fish out of water, prison life, prison, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: meet the parents, adoption, eccentric family, family life, odd couple, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, nothing goes right, disorder, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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67%
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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: family relations, wedding, family problems, injustice, couples, society, politics, life is a bitch, couple relations, suburbs, suburban life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
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66%
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, restaurant, family relations, couples, loan, religions or cults, friends, love and romance, romance, clergy, society, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
So Happy Together (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, eccentric family, uninvited guest, siblings relations, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, couples, interracial relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, family problems, family relations, estate, family life, eccentric family, disorder, master and servant, family gatherings, unfulfillment, parents and children, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, adultery, love affair, couple relations, looking for love, infidelity, singleness, family gatherings, self discovery, love triangle, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Mad Sad & Bad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: HARDEEP, RASHMI and ATUL are brothers and sisters. Which means they can say anything they like to each other, no matter how honest. Mad, Sad and Bad is a 90-minute comedy about mixed race relationships set in Luton. It's about mid-thirties ...
Style: sitcom, sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: opera, alcohol abuse, couples, family problems, family relations, youth, love and romance, eccentric family, family gatherings, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Checking Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, siblings relations, homecoming, family problems, actor's life, parents and children, life & death, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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56%
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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, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, family gatherings, pregnancy, nothing goes right, family life, down on your luck, lifestyle, disorder, couples, family problems, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
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55%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, couples, love and romance, society, romance, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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53%
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White on Rice (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, family life, fall in love, introspection, couples, youth, love triangle, romance, dinosaur, dating, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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52%
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, realistic
Plot: rabbi, eccentric family, social differences, couples, lifestyle, family gatherings, family life, estrangement, parents and children, coming of age, satire, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Watch It (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his introduction to a game of perpetual pranks called ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, prank, partners, battle of the sexes, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, romance, gender, buddies, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
My Uncle Rafael (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cultures collide when an old Armenian man stars in a new reality show
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, culture clash, silly humor, elderly, media, television producer, couples, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Fakin' Da Funk (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: interracial relations, friends, family relations, urban ghetto, youth, babies and infants, society, crimes, teenage life, parents and children, hip hop, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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49%
Almost Pregnant (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie (Conaway) is a happy man with a beautiful wife (Roberts), a wonderful career and every blessing a man could want except "...children". When the wife demands a "star child" and Charlie can't deliver the goods, they ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, infertility, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, babies and infants, betrayal, couples, family relations, farce, family life, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Yank (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Irish-American man from Cleveland, travels to Ireland for his best friend’s wedding and to find the perfect woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: friends, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, romance, buddies, fall in love, parents and children, disorder, bar fight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, ohio, dublin ireland, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, love and romance, culture clash, parents and children, family life, couples, society, family tradition, interracial marriage, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, family problems, family relations, couples, love triangle, parents and children, city life, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, haunted by the past, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
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44%