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Forgiving the Franklins (2006)
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Forgiving the Franklins (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A conservative, God fearing Southern family is spiritually changed by an auto accident, but who they become puts them at odds with the highly conservative values around them.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, talky
Plot: family relations, church, cheerleader, high school, religions or cults, high school life, family problems, best friends, dark humor, sexual relations, couple relations, parents and children, interracial relations, gender bending, hopes, suburbs, dysfunctional family, society, rehabilitation, gender, suburban life, single parent, disagreement, religion, football ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, society and couple relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Forgiving the Franklins: The Perfect Family (2011), Raising Genius (2004), The Family Tree (2011), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Sassy Pants (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, family problems, couples, religions or cults, society, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
 4.2
 449
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: psychological, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, prodigy, family relations, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, couples, couple relations, youth, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, cheating wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
49%
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 2K
Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, eccentric family, job seeking, disorder, coming of age, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 704
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, social differences, culture clash, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.9
 23K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, in-laws, painting, jealousy, culture clash, eccentric family, love and romance, meet the parents, family problems, newlyweds, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4K
Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, cynical, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dark humor, family feud, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, writer's life, family problems, artists and showbiz, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 125
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, suburban life, family life, human nature, society, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 458
Chlorine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the town of Copper Canyon, people are cashing in on an economic housing boom, and the local country club is buzzing about the investment opportunity. Once vivacious couple, Roger (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Georgie (Kyra Sedgwick), have settled ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, dark humor, family problems, dysfunctional family, coming of age, suburbs, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 246
Misconceptions (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers on a religiously conservative, married southern woman who receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother and carry a child for two married gay men who live in Boston - a Jewish doctor and and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, culture clash, society, gender, fish out of water, disorder, gay, surrogate mother, gay parent, interracial relations, gay interest, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, massachusetts, boston, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
32%
 6.1
 9K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, gender, society, coming out, brother brother relationship, family vacation, gay, brother brother conflict, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, husband wife relationship, family vacation, oedipus complex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: police detective, family relations, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, estrangement, couples, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, cons and scams, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, venice beach california, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 17K
Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: bleak, cynical, rough, witty, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, dark humor, filmmaking, family problems, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suburbs, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: father son relationship, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, dark humor, family problems, family relations, youth, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, custody, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 201
Standing Firm (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: David, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is normal. Bills are piling up by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Blaming God for his wife's death, he ends his relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, sentimental, touching
Plot: family problems, religions or cults, church, family relations, society, best friends, parents and children, unsupportive spouse, hopes, grieving widower, christian, widower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 812
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, love and romance, society, lifestyle, family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, ethnic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 632
Brother White (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Synopsis James White (White) is one of dozens of associate pastors at a mega church in Southern California under the tutelage of television evangelist Johnny Kingman (Wise). He always longed to have his own church and jumps at the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, humorous, uplifting, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: church, pastor, society, clergy, save the day, hopes, fish out of water, human spirit, religions or cults, social relations, fund raising, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, psychological, humorous
Plot: family gatherings, homecoming, mother in law son in law relationship, parents and children, murder, destiny, reunion, family problems, love and romance, family life, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, arkansas, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 1K
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 ⇓
27%