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The Obama Effect (2012)
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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 campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly, creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK, who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John's son, Kalil, rebels against his father's avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika, at a crucial moment in her life...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, society, unfulfillment, couple relations, politics, satire, midlife crisis, americana, campaign, president, usa president, election, u.s. president, democracy, political satire, political candidate, political campaign, presidential campaign, election campaign, candidate
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society and family problems mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Obama Effect: Chlorine (2013), All Together (2011), Newlyweds (2011), Madea's Big Happy Family (2011), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Chlorine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the town of Copper Canyon, people are cashing in on an economic housing boom, and the local country club is buzzing about the investment opportunity. Once vivacious couple, Roger (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Georgie (Kyra Sedgwick), have settled ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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81%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, elderly, couple relations, parents and children, friends, golden years, bittersweet, female nudity, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 2K
Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, love and romance, city life, siblings relations, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
63%
 6.4
 305
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, estrangement, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, physical appearance, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, religions or cults, society, gays and lesbians, gender, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sentimental, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Single Moms Club (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, support group, family relations, parents and children, social differences, friends, society, friendship, mental illness, single mother, female protagonist, racial stereotype ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, clever, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, teenage life, couple relations, coming of age, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, family relations, parents and children, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 601
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 1K
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, resentment, teachers and students, youth, childhood friend, office politics, foe turned friend, studying, social differences, spoiled brat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
God Send Me a Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stage play about a young lady in her 20's who keeps dating the wrong men, her friends and family try to make her see what she's doing wrong but she learns on her own that that the man she really needed was right in front of her the whole ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, young lovers, midlife crisis, suburbs, youth, society, womanizer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christian, looking for love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
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The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, society, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, meet the parents, dealer, family relations, religions or cults, couple relations, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 2K
Price Check (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pete is a good guy who used to be cool. Once living his dream in the music industry, he now toils away in the pricing department of a failing supermarket chain to provide for his loving wife and young son. When Pete’s new boss, Susan, takes over ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, boss and employee, workplace, ambition, workplace romance, career woman, extramarital affair, dishonesty, love and romance, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 941
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Helena from the Wedding (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, friends, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, friendship, marriage, husband wife relationship, newlyweds, model ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%