Movies like Lifelines

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Lifelines (2008)
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Lifelines (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Comedy - Lifelines examines an extraordinarily stressful day in the life of a dysfunctional suburban family. Mom Nancy, a schoolteacher, is unable to handle the constant barrage of hostility from her three children. Husband Ira is ineffectual in helping his wife with her anxiety. Older son Mikey is barely able to express himself. Middle child Meghan flouts whatever restrictions her parents place on her, and youngest child Spencer, needs to be handcuffed to the car just to participate in family outings. - Jane Adams, Josh Pais, Joe Morton
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, suburbs, dysfunctional family, family problems, social decay, family life, society, human nature, suburban life, gays and lesbians, family crisis, family tragedy, unfulfillment, psychology, repression, coffee, homosexuality, hopes, stuttering, healing, escape, group therapy, awkwardness, teenage daughter, acceptance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, family life and society mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Lifelines: The Perfect Family (2011), Bruno (2000), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Marine Life (2000), Isn't It Delicious (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, family problems, religions or cults, couples, society, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
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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, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
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91%
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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.6
 134
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, youth, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, marriage, black romance, strong female presence, gospel, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, social decay, lifestyle, family gatherings, parents and children, family life, human nature, society, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, dark humor ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family life, eccentric family, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, gender, society, coming out, brother brother relationship, family vacation, brother brother conflict, gay, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, society, estrangement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, suburbs, terminal illness, indoor, strong female presence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, family problems, couples, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, introspection, family life, eccentric family, love and romance, pregnancy, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, elderly lovers, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Fathers & Sons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his mother. A south-Asian accountant introduces his white fiance ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, bollywood, parents and children, family problems, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, youth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, family life, social relations, disorder, high school life, innocence lost, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Motel (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: human nature, power relations, family problems, misfit, youth, life is a bitch, hotel, dysfunctional family, male female relationship, friendship between men, mother son relationship, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, society, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, dysfunctional family, family problems, college dropout, mute or deaf, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, couples, family problems, pregnancy, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Story of Luke (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: job seeking, looking for love, self discovery, family relations, disability, misfit, workplace, family problems, power relations, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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44%
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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: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, dysfunctional family, coming of age, suburbs, money, wealth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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41%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, elderly, family problems, cross country, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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41%
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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, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, young lovers, couples, midlife crisis, suburbs, youth, society, womanizer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prayer, christian, play ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 595
Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, law firm, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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40%
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Worst Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: WORST FRIENDS is the story of two childhood friends who are forced to re-think their friendship as adults. When Jake (Richard Tanne) is injured in a car accident, the only person willing to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, love and romance, friends, unfulfillment, suburban life, disability, suburbs, injury, rivalry, jousting, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, young heroes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, heist, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Looking for Hortense (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, family life, couples, disorder, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, comedy of errors, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, family life, ego clash, rivalry, family problems, estrangement, estate, strong female presence, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Times Have Been Better (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving in with his beau, 30ish banker Jérémy (Arnaud Binard) decides to let the cat out of the bag, telling his unsuspecting parents, Guy (Bernard Le Coq) and Rosine (Charlotte de Turckheim), that he's gay. Though they've always ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, coming out, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, gender, society, farce, husband wife relationship, photographer, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%