Movies like If Dad Only Knew

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If Dad Only Knew (2004)
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If Dad Only Knew (2004)
Original name: Outing Riley
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bobby is a gay man in the closet in 2003, afraid to come out to his three older brothers, even though he's at least 30 and is being pressed by his sister, his boyfriend, and his lesbian beard to tell the lads. The death of his father and a fishing trip with his brothers provide occasions when he could tell them, but he fails. When he screws his courage to the sticking point, how will they react, and how will he deal with their reactions? He imagines a movie of his rather boring life - surrounded by possibilities - but can anything overcome the insular narrow-mindedness of a big Irish Catholic family in Chicago?
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, captivating, funny, light, entertaining
Plot: coming out, family relations, gay, forbidden love, self discovery, eccentric family, best friends, parents and children, love and romance, family life, couples, dishonesty, opposites attract, mistaken identity, lgbt, gay lead character, clergy, gays and lesbians, disorder, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, friends, humour, closeted gay, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and semi serious films with plots about couples, family relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, parents and children and gay mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like If Dad Only Knew: Leading Ladies (2010), 29th and Gay (2005), Make the Yuletide Gay (2009), The Birdcage (1996), One Big Happy (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Leading Ladies (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, couples, gender, parents and children, contests and competitions, ambition, dancer's life, fall in love, sister sister relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 5.0
 317
29th and Gay (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a year in the life of James Sanchez, it's a story about a guy rapidly approaching thirty, who doesn't have a six-pack, full head of hair or a boyfriend. While his best friend Roxy, an actress-turned-activist, struggles with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, light ...
Plot: gay, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, friendship, twentysomething life, singleness, actor's life, gays and lesbians, gender, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The holidays get overly festive as Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his parents. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt teen, college, family relations, youth, gender, love and romance, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 86K
The Birdcage (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: senator, gay slur, gay, farce, cross dressing, politician, disorder, comedy of errors, gender, family values, conservative, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, miami, los angeles, miami beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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One Big Happy (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back) are like family. When they were kids and both of their parents were getting divorces, they stuck together, and they've been there for each other ever since. Now, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: family life, gender, couple relations, family relations, gays and lesbians, eccentric family, friends, best friends, couples, gay parent, best friend, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Comedy - Carmen Electra, Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay parent, jewish family, family problems, family relations, couples, society, gender, coming out, family in crisis, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Manna from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, friends, parents and children, family life, religions or cults, unlikely couple, single parent, nothing goes right, love and romance, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, gay interest, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, love and romance, artists and showbiz, best friends, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Mom is a Character: The Film (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, humour, family, motherhood, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Under the Gaydar (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Parents hire a girl to turn their son straight, but the son is just pretending to be gay in order to pick up women.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy, feel good ...
Plot: pretending to be gay, disorder, parents and children, friends, cons and scams, looking for sex, gays and lesbians, womanizer, gender, dishonesty, love and romance, sexual orientation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Is It Just Me? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frustrated by his ongoing failure to meet Mr. Right, Blaine stumbles upon what might be his perfect match in an online chat room-Xander, a sweet, hunky guy who's recently moved to LA. Smitten, Blaine then finds that he's been chatting to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, mistaken identity, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, phone sex, roommate, artists and showbiz, romance, looking for sex, lgbt, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ethan Green (Daniel Letterle) has no problem finding guys who want to sleep with him or even date him, but finding someone to settle down with is a different story. Given three choices -- a sexy teenager, a hunky jock, or his ex-boyfriend who is ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay love, gay, wedding, gays and lesbians, coming out, gay lead character, roommate, couples, family relations, fall in love, sexual relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 149K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, adulthood, farce, grownups, social relations, disorder, buddies, silly humor, family life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
You Should Meet My Son! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about a conservative Southern mom who discovers that her only son is gay. Determined that he won’t go through life alone and miserable, she sets out to find him the perfect husband!
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gay relationship, gay couple, family relations, couples, love and romance, youth, parents and children, teenage life, frame up, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, southern usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 3K
Sordid Lives (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Sordid Lives" is about a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, family relations, couples, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, family gatherings, dishonesty, gender, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, southern usa, usa, los angeles, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 1K
Coffee Date (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Todd's life takes a turn when his friendship with a homosexual causes everyone in his life to start questioning his sexuality.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, romance, mistaken identity, couples, gays and lesbians, family relations, pretense, nothing goes right, lifestyle, gender, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly ...
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, mischievous children, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, interracial romance, family, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, missouri, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: breakup, aunt nephew relationship, love and romance, nothing goes right, dark humor, disorder, artists and showbiz, best friends, redemption, down on your luck, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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All Over the Guy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A contemporary romantic comedy exploring the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance.
Style: feel good, sentimental, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: gay, friends, love, alcohol abuse, opposites attract, gay friend, odd couple, looking for love, lifestyle, wedding, sex, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 528
Under One Roof (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's Sex and the City meets The Wedding Banquet for young San Franciscan Daniel Chang, living at home with his clueless, traditional mother. Desperate for a grandchild, she's eager to see him married and spends much of her time planning ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, gay asian, closeted homosexual, opposites attract, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, couples, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 6K
Eating Out (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After getting dumped by his girlfriend Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan), Caleb (Scott Lunsford) commiserates with his roommate Kyle (Jim Verraros), who notes that while he has trouble getting the men he wants he could get any woman because he's gay.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, phone sex, love triangle, mistaken identity, looking for love, fall in love, teenage love, best friends, couples, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 566
Merci Dr Rey! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young phone-sex addict goes to a therapist who herself has died and a psychotic patient is in her place.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, murder, farce, comedy of errors, parents and children, hidden identity, voyeurism, police investigation, family relations, gay son, unlikely criminals, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 801
Drool (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, couples, love affair, friendship, crimes, eccentric family, road trip, interracial relations, domestic violence, manslaughter, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Moms' Night Out (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yearning for an evening without their kids, some friends plan a night out. But to do this, their husbands need to watch the kids. What can go wrong?
Style: not serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, parenthood, couples, best friends, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, friends, escapades, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. ...
Style: humorous, witty, parody, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, family relations, artists and showbiz, eccentric family, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, transvestism, dark humor, love affair, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 242K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friendship, friends, family life, buddies, old friends reunited, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, grownups, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 1K
Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: pregnancy, midlife crisis, family relations, suburbs, eccentric family, family gatherings, death in the family, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, suburban life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Eating Out: The Open Weekend (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zack and Benji open their relationship for a weekend of fun at a gay resort in Palm Springs but the arrival of Zack's ex-boyfriend, Casey, complicates things.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy ...
Plot: gay, resort, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, friends, couples, sexual relations, looking for love, strong sexual content, looking for sex, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%