Movies like Escanaba in da Moonlight

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Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
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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, talky, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, goofy hero, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, disorder, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, deer hunting, satire, abduction, americana, small town, siblings relations, small town life, hunting, a vision, sport, friendship between men, flatulence, cabin, male friendship, male bonding
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa

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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, parents and children, disorder, family problems, siblings relations, family life and dysfunctional family mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Escanaba in da Moonlight: The Discoverers (2012), Super Sucker (2002), The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012), Cleaver Family Reunion (2013), My Uncle Rafael (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: road movie, semi serious, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, love, bittersweet, highway travel, on the road, road trip, road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: humorous, semi serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Super Sucker (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two door to door vaccuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: rise to the top, workplace, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, workplace romance, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, farce, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
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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, humorous, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: rivalry, farce, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, family relations, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, olympics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: boys' night, teens
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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, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, television producer, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, culture clash, elderly, media, silly humor, couples, friendship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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In Memory of My Father (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, hollywood, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, narcissism, father son relationship, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Italian Name (2015)
Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, family problems, friendship, pregnancy, disorder, couples, ego clash, parents and children, family life, family, kids and family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ...
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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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
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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, captivating ...
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
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Genre: Comedy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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