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The Discoverers (2012)
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The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family detour. The Birch family find themselves on a journey of discovery and connection as they make their own passage west.
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, light, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, eccentric family and on the road mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Discoverers: Vacation (2015), Cleaver Family Reunion (2013), Isn't It Delicious (2013), The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012), When Do We Eat? (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, family vacation, vacation, on the road, amusement park, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, highway travel, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, memphis, arizona, chicago illinois
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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, family problems, nothing goes right, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
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69%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, farce, contests and competitions, family relations, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, family gatherings, olympics, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, 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: 21st century, contemporary
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51%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family problems, terminal illness, suburbs, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, profanity, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, mischievous children, siblings relations, road trip, family, interracial romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, bittersweet, strong female presence, river, aging, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, media, elderly, silly humor, television producer, couples, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Growing Up and Other Lies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After living for years as a struggling artist in New York City, Jake is calling it quits and returning home to Ohio. On his last day in the city, he persuades his three oldest friends – Billy, Rocks and Gunderson – to help him retrace their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, best friends, cause and meaning, buddies, reunion, family relations, getting home, painter, romance, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, houston texas, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, black romance, marriage, woman, changing lives, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, family problems, cross country, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, self discovery, introspection, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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37%
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Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, road trip, travel, performer's life, artists and showbiz, downfall, showbiz, cross country, unfulfillment, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: goofy hero, obsessive quest, disorder, family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, deer hunting, abduction, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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36%
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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, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, optimism, hopes, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Color Wheel (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one another and pretty much anybody they encounter, ...
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, sex with brother, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, quibbling, dialogue driven, sex with sister, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Get Well Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an accident, Pierre, a sixty years old grumpy man, ends up stuck on an hospital bed with a cast. While Pierre dreams of silence and solitude with his strong character, the whole world seems to invite himself to his hospital bed. Powerless, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, psychological, captivating, light ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, aging, hopes, family relations, hospital, estrangement, injury, siblings relations, elderly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Southbound Heist (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chaz and his friends take a road trip after discovering his landlord's plot to kill the creator of the Showboy magazine. Chaz must choose between his beloved magazines, his best friends, the girl of his dreams, or saving an innocent man's ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friends, buddies, on the road, moral dilemma, road trip, slacker, magazine, garage, convention, bar
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Harris Malden wears his insecurity on his face in a curious disguise for everyone to see. No one in the neighborhood, not even his best friend Paul or his brother Melvin, has the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looks with the thick black line ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, touching ...
Plot: birthday, friendship, family relations, friends, society, lifestyle, misfit, physical appearance, fake moustache, moustache, party, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Léo, un vieux père de famille ancien représentant de commerce, est prêt à tout pour retrouver l'affection de ses trois fils, David, Max et Simon. Il va même jusqu'à invoquer une maladie et une intervention chirurgicale pour les ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, family life, eccentric family, unemployment, fake illness, father son relationship, father son reunion, kids and family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada, montreal quebec, paris france, montreal
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32%
Welcome to Argentina (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus and his brother Antoine land in Argentina to celebrate their cousin's wedding and to discover the pleasures of the capital, Buenos-Aires. Marcus is joyful, while Antoine, who has just been dumped, is completely down. Marcus is well ...
Style: humorous, road movie, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couples, family relations, wedding, on the road, self discovery, wedding party, brother brother relationship, friendship, society, siblings relations, bittersweet, pharmacist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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32%
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A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, youth, twins, family relations, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pastor Shepherd (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The tale of a down-on-his-luck freeze-dried-pet-salesman and his journey to become the first-ever-cyber-evangelist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, on the road, society, pets, mistaken identity, road trip, evangelist, televangelist, preacher, neighbor, unemployment, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Crumbs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Crumbs is an American television sitcom starring Fred Savage and Jane Curtin that ran on ABC from January 12, 2006 to February 7, 2006. It also starred William Devane, Maggie Lawson and Eddie McClintock. The show's slogan is "The normal ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family business, restaurant, hometown, loss of son, mother son relationship, loss of sibling, gays and lesbians, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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31%
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Drool (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, witty ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, couples, friendship, love affair, eccentric family, crimes, road trip, interracial relations, domestic violence, manslaughter, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%