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Checking Out (2005)
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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, humorous, realistic, sincere, semi serious, parody, offbeat
Plot: elderly, family life, family gatherings, lifestyle, siblings relations, family problems, actor's life, homecoming, parents and children, life & death, family relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, estrangement, golden years, painter, jewish, suicide, actor, gorilla, african american, interracial relations, interracial love, interracial romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, family life, parents and children, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Checking Out: The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), The Talent Given Us (2004), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), The Reception (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, strong female presence, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, suburbs, terminal illness, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family life, family problems, couples, family relations, disorder, couple relations, parents and children, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, elderly, cross country, family problems, golden years, estrangement, dysfunctional family, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, siblings relations, dark humor, life is a bitch, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, estate, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, terminal illness, strong female presence, family relations, unfulfillment, suburbs, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: realistic, sexy, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, lifestyle, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Meet the Browns (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolves around a senior family living under one roof in Decatur, Georgia led by patriarch Mr. Brown and his ...
Style: sitcom, sentimental, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: family relations, aging, parents and children, family life, family gatherings, elderly, eccentric family, siblings relations, social relations, couples, golden years, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
56%
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, elderly, college, parents and children, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, family relations, leaving home, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, family gatherings, eccentric family, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, infidelity, looking for love, family life, homecoming, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
50%
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 problems, couple relations, family life, eccentric family, nothing goes right, youth, prank, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, disorder, family relations, silly humor, family gatherings, black cast, black american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against the ardent wishes of his wife, eleven-year-old son, and sixteen-year-old daughter, ALBERT SNIDER (Judge Reinhold) is determined to have a festive family holiday. Albert doesn't seem to realize that his kids would rather stick needles in ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: thanksgiving, family, disorder, eccentric family, family life, nothing goes right, family relations, suburban life, family gatherings, misfit, hippie, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, uplifting, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, addiction, family problems, drug abuse, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, siblings relations, looking for love, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, single parent, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, family problems, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: christmas, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, homecoming, couples, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, christmas dinner, priest, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, captivating, light ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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, disorder, couples, family problems, lifestyle, down on your luck, siblings relations, relatives ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, hollywood, family life, self discovery, parents and children, human nature, family gatherings, chaos and mayhem, introspection, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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My Baby's Daddy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fatherhood, baby born, pregnancy, lifestyle, friendship, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, youth, buddies, love and romance, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
It's Under My Skin (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, dark humor, family relations, lifestyle, friends, society, culture clash, adoption, african american, male nudity, nurse, abandoned baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, sisters, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems, family gatherings, family life, human nature, love and romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Thirty-Five Something (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three women in their late thirties, one with marital problems, one trying to be perfect, and a spinster, discuss their relationship to men.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: thirtysomething life, lifestyle, love affair, friendship, couples, family problems, workplace, love and romance, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, satirical, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, actor's life, nothing goes right, youth, family life, parents and children, child prodigy, disorder, childhood, culture clash, family, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Good Intentions (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Meet Etta Milford. Loving Wife. Doting Mother. Armed Robber. Etta's husband constantly blows their money on make-shift inventions. When she decides to secretly take "investment" matters into her own hands - things quickly go awry! ...
Style: not serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: couple relations, crime gone awry, couples, hidden identity, small town, family life, parents and children, disorder, lifestyle, eccentric family, small town life, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: estrangement, hollywood, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis, screenwriter, struggling actor, family relations, filmmaking, family problems, couples, suburbs, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%