Movies like Toni Erdmann

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Toni Erdmann (2016)
 7.4
 37K
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Style: melancholic, art house, enigmatic, bleak, reflective, talky, cerebral, stylized, dramatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, estranged daughter, birthday party, dentures, male masturbation, party, death of mother, painted face, german abroad, family, death, joke, culture clash, father daughter conflict, practical joke, ambitious woman, female full frontal nudity, ambition, shopping mall, birthday present, handcuffs, mini skirt, costume, hiding in a closet, barefoot woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, bucharest, bulgaria, germany

Most similar movies to Toni Erdmann

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, reflective and talky films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, depression, dialogue, life philosophy, runaway and relationships mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Toni Erdmann: Sunshine Cleaning (2008), Demolition (2015), Sweetie (1989), Orphans (1998), Maps to the Stars (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, crime scene, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol, teamwork, single parent, sibling relationship, ambition, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 74K
Demolition (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.
Style: psychological, melancholic, emotional, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: death of wife, car accident, homosexuality, gay teenager, correspondence, destruction, father in law son in law relationship, relationships, death, depression, existentialism, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 3K
Sweetie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Explores sisters, in their twenties, their parents, and family dysfunctions. Kay is gangly and slightly askew, consulting a fortune teller and then falling in love with a man because of a mole on his face and a lock of hair; then, falling out of ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, dark humor, clever, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, sibling relationship, obsession, family problems, family relations, introspection, love affair, siblings relations, eccentric family, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.1
 1K
Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, vengeance, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, love and romance, drinking, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, actress, haunted by the past, actor's life, obsession, desire for fame, rehabilitation, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 40K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: luxury hotel, casual sex, promiscuity, actor's life, rock, introspection, hollywood, parents and children, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 117K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: on the road, life changing, wedding, mullet, fish out of water, salesman, letter, golden years, odd couple, wife husband relationship, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denver colorado, kansas, nebraska, colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Forest for the Trees (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, hardcase students, mockery, student, betrayal by friend, idealist, high school, innocence lost, teachers and students, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: talky, disturbing, psychological, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, dogma, social misfits, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, clergy, mind game, eccentric family, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 2K
Montenegro (1981)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, sexy, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, mental illness, immigrants, mentally unstable, self discovery, romance, sexual relations, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, witty ...
Plot: suicide, dysfunctional family, high school, coming of age, family secret, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, suburbs, suicide mission, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, lie, poetry, rejection, student, masturbation, single parent, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, vulgarity, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, father, parents and children, father son relationship, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 10K
Wetlands (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Helen is a nonconformist teenage girl who maintains a conflictual relationship with her parents. Hanging out most of her time with her friend Corinna, with whom she breaks one social taboo after another, she uses sex as a way to rebel and break the ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: hospital, masturbation, coming of age, sex, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, strong sexual content, youth, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: touching, intellectual, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, family drama, parenthood, road trip, funeral, loss of wife, teenage girl, family values, family bonds, children, single father, home schooling ...
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 5K
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, gay, obsession, friendship, rehearsal, mentally unstable, danger, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, yuppie, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
 12K
Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, emotional, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: american dream, on the road, immigrants, culture clash, pimp, social misfits, van, emigrant, break-up, self discovery, german, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 4K
8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, surreal, erotic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: harem, obsession, nun, strong sexual content, parents and children, parent child relationship, illegal prostitution, sexual relations, estate, couples, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, murder, money, fame, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, suburbs, society, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 21K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, newlywed, christian, painting, jewish, jealousy, urban, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 6K
Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, clever, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, twentysomething life, bar, misfit, buddies, parents and children, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, lifestyle, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, dark humor, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, terminal illness, eccentric family, depression, child prodigy, reconciliation, divorce, parents and children, family conflict, nervous breakdown, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: coffee, german, slacker, social misfits, jazz, urban, twentysomething life, dull life, misfit, unfulfillment, introspection, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 39K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, hit by a car, cellist, earthquake, fishing, helicopter, multiple storylines, artist, loss of loved one ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: working class, eating disorder, bulimia, rebellious daughter, class differences, food, realism, family in crisis, twins, family problems, suburbs, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 87K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: stylized, emotional, tragicomedy, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: death, village, ghost, secret, family life, child abuse, rape, abusive father, superstition, fire, return, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%