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The Family Game (1983)
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The Family Game (1983)
Original name: 家族ゲーム
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be hired. The tutor, played by the prototypical bad-boy actor Matsuda Yusaku, proceeds to blow the entire family apart.
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: family relations, teenage life, school, college, youth, teachers and students, parents and children, family life, skyscraper, satire, society, human nature, lifestyle, college life, military life, dedicated educator, power relations, bittersweet, bully, high school, surrealism, classroom, privacy invasion, dinner table
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and witty films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, society, teenage life, lifestyle and family life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Family Game: Chalk (2006), I Not Stupid (2002), American Chai (2001), The Misfortunates (2009), Childstar (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, lifestyle, ambition, hardcase students, youth, rivalry, school, college, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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I Not Stupid (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kok Pin, Boon Hock and Terry are classmates in "EM3" stream. In Singapore, that means that at the age of 12, the government has decided that they are not as academically inclined as their peers. Kok Pin is creative and a born artist but ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, resentment, childhood friend, childhood friends, office politics, foe turned friend, spoiled brat, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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The Misfortunates (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, alcohol, drinking contest, family relations, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, youth, male bonding, male friendship, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, belgium
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Childstar (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Childstar is about an egotistical 12-year-old named Taylor Brandon Burns who has skyrocketed to fame at that young age. His relationship with his driver, Rick, takes a turn when Taylor confides in him about the problems of celebrity and the fears of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, fame, lifestyle, coming of age, filmmaking, showbiz, parents and children, celebrity culture, family relations, satire, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Whole New Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teachers and students, gay teenager, high school, school, coming out, coming of age, gender, love and romance, college, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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The Pornographers (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Subu makes pornographic films. He sees nothing wrong with it. They are an aid to a repressed society, and he uses the money to support his landlady, Haru, and her family. From time to time, Haru shares her bed with Subu, though she believes her dead ...
Style: surreal, biting, suspense, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, sexual perversion, pornography, perversion, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, love and romance, gangsters, porn, family relations, dark humor, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, society, starting over, contests and competitions, lifestyle, deadly, couples, family relations, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, buddies, youth, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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Hush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Naoya and Katsuhiro are boyfriends, new in their relationship. Things are uneven at first - Naoya is open and free while Katsuhiro is cautious and closeted - but nothing compares to the chaos that arrives when Asako, a troubled woman with a history ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, family relations, family life, pregnancy, baby, gay parent, gay relationship, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Porterhouse Blue (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
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Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: college, satire, college life, school, teachers and students, student life, state affairs, reform, power relations, hopes, youth, older woman younger man relationship
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england
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44%
Auntie Danielle (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, female villain, aunt nephew relationship, family relations, family life, suburban life, parents and children, suburbs, eccentric family, family problems, uninvited guest, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, paris france
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43%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
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42%
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, friendship, little girl, profanity, bittersweet, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
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41%
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Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, parents and children, suburban life, family life, suburbs, discrimination, teenage life, social differences, racism, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
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Time: 90s
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Kotch (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
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Time: 70s
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37%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, politics, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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36%
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Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, dark humor, urban, siblings relations, friends, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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36%
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Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, gender, suburban life, small town, small town life, lifestyle, suburbs, obsession, denial, gays and lesbians, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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34%
All Against All (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, life turned upside down, working class, forced into action, family relations, righting the wronged, society, hopes, family life, family problems, eviction, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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34%
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Growing Op (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a teenage boy coming of age in a suburban grow-operation, where every day is paradise or fresh hell. But it's always a trip. Sheltered all his life and home-schooled by loving parents who are also committed criminals, Quinn Dawson ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, light, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, teenage life, eccentric family, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, social relations, teenage love, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, stoners, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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33%
Purely Belter (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gerry and Sewell are broke. Gerry's still at school and Sewell is unemployed/ They botyh wish for better things in life. Owning two season tickets to their beloved football club is their biggest dream of all. The tickets cost £1000 - ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, society, youth, theft, money raising, drug abuse, working class, couples, sport team, family relations, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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32%
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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
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32%
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Sallah (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sallah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish ...
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, satire, immigrants, family life, fighting the system, society, rebellion, jewish, husband wife relationship, refugee camp, cigarette smoking, father child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel
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32%
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
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32%
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Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: high school life, school, young love, friends, coming of age, youth, teenage life, high school, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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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, semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, midlife crisis, suburban life, dark humor, society, love and romance, family problems, suburbs, family life, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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No Shame (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A script fell to Isabel by chance. In reading it you realize it's the same story of the romance she had with the film director Mario Fabra, author of the script. Isabel decides appointment with Mario, who was not seen again, but at the moment ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, love and romance, ambition, ego clash, rise to the top, lifestyle, filmmaking, romance, actor's life, youth, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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31%