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, party, birthday party, death of mother, male masturbation, dentures, painted face, estranged daughter, german abroad, family, death, joke, culture clash, dog, businesswoman, birthday, masturbation, nudism, ambition, dwarf, skype, swimming pool, practical joke, funeral, ambitious woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: germany, romania, bulgaria, bucharest

Most similar movies to Toni Erdmann

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and reflective films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, mentor, catastrophe, life philosophy, dialogue and culture clash mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Toni Erdmann: Sunshine Cleaning (2008), The Forest for the Trees (2003), Sweetie (1989), Maps to the Stars (2014), Orphans (1998). 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, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family problems, family relations, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, new job, ambition, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: teacher, graduation, idealism, college graduate, leaving home, power relations, hopes, unsupportive coworkers, down on your luck, innocence lost, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, psychological, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, eccentric family, family problems, love affair, self discovery, psychopath, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, haunted by the past, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, obsession, desire for fame, parents and children, actor's life, family problems, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 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, touching, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, death in the family, family problems, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, love and romance, siblings relations, drinking, death, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: melancholic, psychological, emotional, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: destruction, car accident, death of wife, father in law son in law relationship, homosexuality, correspondence, hospital, relationships, death, depression, existentialism, gay son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, stylized, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, masturbation, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family problems, strong sexual content, teenage life, escape from reality, family relations, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: intellectual, touching, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, parenthood, road trip, family drama, funeral, loss of wife, teenage girl, family values, family bonds, children, single father, precocious child ...
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, masturbation, poetry, student, lie, rejection, workplace, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, psychological, touching, realistic, witty ...
Plot: promiscuity, casual sex, luxury hotel, hopes, parents and children, self involved, agent, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, womanizer, worn out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, milan italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: disturbing, talky, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, life is a bitch, parents and children, social misfits, siblings relations, family relations, dogma, family problems, eccentric family, clergy, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, clever, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, family secret, high school, torment, youth, loss of sibling, pandora\'s box, cold relationship, suburban life, misplaced guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, divorced divorcee, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, offbeat, gloomy, tragicomedy ...
Plot: salesman, letter, fish out of water, on the road, wedding, life changing, mullet, family life, divorced divorcee, widow widower, in-laws, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denver colorado, colorado, nebraska, kansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, unfulfillment, hopes, loner, lifestyle, society, misfit, unsupportive parent, social misfits, german, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, sexy, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, housewife, immigrants, opposites attract, repression, couples, family problems, love affair, eccentric family, interracial relations, sexual relations, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, terminal illness, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, child prodigy, parents and children, ex couple relations, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, obsession, lifestyle, midlife crisis, estate, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 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: psychological, dark humor, tense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, friendship, gay, rehearsal, friends, mentally unstable, yuppie, reunion, danger, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love and romance, social misfits, twentysomething life, parents and children, lifestyle, misfit, couples, buddies, bar, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, tense, captivating, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, party, artist, loss of loved one, hit by a car, helicopter, cellist, fishing, earthquake ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, human spirit, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, broken heart, life, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, rooftop, drunkenness, chance meeting, infidelity, lifestyle, midlife crisis, self discovery, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace situations, workplace, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: stylized, talky, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: poet, fame, money, politics, writer's life, murder, love and romance, suburban life, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family relations, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, clever ...
Plot: american dream, on the road, pimp, culture clash, german, immigrants, crimes, down on your luck, social problems, unlikely criminals, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 6K
Leolo (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, insanity, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, mischievous children, chaos and mayhem, family relations, youth, mentally unstable, animal life ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 48K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: loner, antisocial behavior, stranger, arson, dysfunctional character, depression, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, bully, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, couples, feminism, gender, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, tucson arizona, san diego california, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: realistic, humorous, thought provoking, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, painting, jealousy, jewish, newlywed, christian, couples, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%