Movies like The Reception

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The Reception (2005)
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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 drunken evenings and daytime squabbles it becomes apparent that no one involved is what they seem.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, psychological, sincere, clever, serious, talky ...
Plot: wedding, romance, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, homecoming, family gatherings, family life, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment, gay african american, alcohol abuse, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family problems, single parent, family in crisis, gender, crumbling marriage, human nature, death in the family, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to The Reception

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about couples, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance and family problems mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Reception: Mary and Rhoda (2000), Particles of Truth (2003), Mind the Gap (2004), Ball & Chain (2004), Madea's Family Reunion (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mary and Rhoda (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The old friends from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Mary and Rhoda, are reunited, only to discover that Mary has a daughter named Rose and Rhoda's daughter is named Meredith.
Style: sitcom, talky, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, family problems, family relations, homecoming, looking for love, family life, follow your dream, starting over, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, france, paris france
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95%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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91%
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, romance, family relations, golden years, couples, city life, introspection, love and romance, crumbling marriage, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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76%
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Ball & Chain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of Texas, Ameet (Sunil Malhotra) and Saima (Lisa Ray) have a problem. They were perfectly happy avoiding each other until their parents set them up to get married. The reluctant couple decide to do whatever it takes to break ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, romance, family relations, couples, eccentric family, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family gatherings, arranged marriage, love, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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71%
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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
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70%
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Everyone (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The perfect gay couple are having a wedding in their backyard and they've invited the family and all their emotional baggage.
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay wedding, wedding, romance, couples, parents and children, eccentric family, coming out, family relations, family gatherings, friendship, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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68%
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Finding Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Faybien Allan has it all going on; he's young, stylish, and knows the importance of being seen with hip friends at NYC's trendiest spots. But beneath the sparkle of his nightlife and his stunning good-looks, is a man buckling under his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, self discovery, looking for love, gender, hopes, couples, gay, friendship, african american, road trip, gays and lesbians, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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63%
Love and Other Four Letter Words (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this warm-hearted romantic comedy, Stormy La Rue, a rising star T.V. Talk Show host in Philadelphia must dig her way out the hole she creates by telling an innocent white lie. Stormy's relentless aspirations of becoming the next talk show ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: wedding, romance, terminal illness, last wish, couples, family relations, homecoming, unlikely couple, looking for love, family gatherings, talk show host, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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62%
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Madea's Family Reunion (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Just as the southern matriarch, Madea buries her older sister, Irene. (There is no mention of Helen and Charles Jr. at all during the play). Her granddaughter Lisa is getting married to a very successful rich man name Ronnie at the house, but ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: wedding, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, family relations, family problems, disorder, dysfunctional family, death in the family, funeral, strong female presence, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family gatherings, estrangement, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, family problems, single parent, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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
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60%
 6.2
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Dirty Laundry (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, small town, single parent, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, fish out of water, homecoming, parents and children, couples, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
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Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, love affair, going straight, lifestyle, terminal illness, looking for love, dysfunctional family, addiction, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, homecoming, couples, friends, old love, romance, couple relations, introspection, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Darling Companion (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: pets, family problems, family life, couple relations, disorder, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, golden years, parents and children, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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52%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, family relations, save the day, family problems, restaurant, working class, estrangement, society, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic
Plot: death in the family, family gatherings, single parent, family relations, family life, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Life in Flight (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Will is a rising star in New York City architecture, managing a tough project and negotiating to join an important firm. He rarely smiles. His wife Catherine is on the rise as well, as the social engine of his success. They have a son, about eight. ...
Style: realistic, serious, romantic, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, divorce, troubled marriage, marital strife, family problems, couples, family relations, introspection, parents and children, family life, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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49%
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Sam the Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couples, looking for love, romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, womanizer, breakup, estrangement, writer's life, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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, performer's life, actor's life, obsessive quest, love and romance, elderly, on the run, writer's life, elderly lovers, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
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48%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, lifestyle change, black woman, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, dealing with death, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
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47%
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Kiss the Bride (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sibling drama overshadows the impending nuptials of Danni Sposato and her longtime boyfriend, Geoff Brancato. Television actress Niki brings her manager-boyfriend, Marty, to meet the family for the first time, while spiky youngest sister Toni shows ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, success, lifestyle, eccentric family, couples, starlet, romance, unlikely couple, parents and children, impossible love, looking for love, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
No Greater Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jeff and Heather Baker were life long sweethearts and happily married... for a time. But at her greatest moment of weakness, Heather abandons Jeff, forcing Jeff to raise their young son alone. Ten years later, through a God ordained encounter, Jeff ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: church, romance, missing person, estrangement, couples, society, babies and infants, single parent, pregnancy, family relations, forgiveness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
Valley of the Sun (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Andy Taggert, played by Johnny Whitworth, set out for Hollywood to pursue acting, but years later finds himself as Vick Velour and working in adult films. Disillusioned and trapped, Andy walks off the set and lands himself in a mental hospital. His ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, artists and showbiz, fish out of water, father son relationship, self discovery, romance, sexual content, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
This Thing with Sarah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A free-spirited surf instructor volunteers herself as a strictly sexual - or so she thinks - rebound for a heartbroken, down and out writer.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, couples, down on your luck, writers, love, friendship, love and romance, surfing, beach
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, romance, estrangement, fall in love, introspection, parents and children, family relations, roommate, self discovery, couples, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family relations, introspection, couple relations, looking for love, romance, strong female presence, sexual content, parents and children, hopes, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Expired (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, opposites attract, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, unlikely couple, love and romance, single parent, lifestyle, parents and children, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%