Movies like Toni Erdmann

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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, german abroad, painted face, death of mother, party, family, joke, death, culture clash, father daughter conflict, ambitious woman, practical joke, female full frontal nudity, oil industry, short skirt, mini skirt, man wearing a wig, capitalism, snorting cocaine, barefoot woman, hiding in a closet ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, bucharest, bulgaria, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous and talky films with plots about father daughter relationship, storytelling, dialogue, death, loneliness, dysfunctional family and mentor mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Toni Erdmann: The Forest for the Trees (2003), Sunshine Cleaning (2008), Demolition (2015), The Square (2017), Orphans (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, hardcase students, mockery, student, idealist, betrayal by friend, innocence lost, high school, teachers and students, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, crime scene, cleaning lady, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol, sibling relationship, single parent, teamwork, ambition, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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62%
 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 ⇓
61%
 7.3
 40K
The Square (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
Style: surreal, light
Plot: father daughter relationship, theft, shame, art museum, modern art, condom, performance art, social satire, sex scene, art, little girl, baby ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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
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Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, psychological, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, father daughter relationship, theater, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, existentialism, superhero, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: clever, semi serious, 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 ⇓
47%
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: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, fire, ghost, suicide, actress, wedding ring, narcissism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
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 ⇓
47%
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Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen comedy
Plot: party, when the parents are away, buddies, looking for sex, youth, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, friends, student, strong sexual content, high school life, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 39K
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, europe, italy ...
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43%
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: clever, stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, redemption, terminal illness, child prodigy, cigarette smoking, depression, eccentric family, tennis, accountant, bankruptcy, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
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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, semi serious, clever, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Thunder Road (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Officer Arnaud raises his daughter as a love letter to his late Mom.
Plot: father daughter relationship, pink, boom box, custody battle, breaking a car window, loss of mother, ballet, grave, ambulance, child custody, death of mother, cemetery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, offbeat, serious ...
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 ⇓
39%
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, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, parenthood, road trip, funeral, loss of wife, teenage girl, family values, family bonds, children, single father, family drama, mental illness ...
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, man child, death of father, family, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, death in the family, funeral, grieving, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 783
Rick (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Rigoletto" retold at Christmas time in Manhattan's corporate world. Rick, an executive at Image, is a jerk to a woman applying for a job. That evening, he's out for drinks with his much younger boss, Duke, and the same women is ...
Style: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, witty, realistic ...
Plot: office, hitman, mind game, boss and employee, parents and children, workplace intrigue, couples, family problems, workplace, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 20K
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, christian, newlywed, painting, jewish, jealousy, human nature, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.9
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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: surreal, erotic, sexy, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: harem, obsession, nun, strong sexual content, parents and children, parent child relationship, illegal prostitution, sexual relations, estate, couples, male nudity, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Introducing the Dwights (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The shy son of an aging comedienne tries to find a balance between his demanding home life, his new girlfriend, and his mother's second chance at fame.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: single parent, disability, parents and children, coming of age, family life, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, mentally challenged, aging, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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35%
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, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, loneliness, love triangle, human spirit, life, young lovers, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
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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, earthquake, cellist, fishing, helicopter, artist, loss of loved one, party, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, sentimental, talky, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, introspection, couple relations, father, daughter, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, on the road, pregnancy, terminal illness, self discovery, best friends, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, escape, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, st. louis missouri, san diego california, tucson arizona, pakistan ...
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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, sexual relations, romance, eccentric family, couples, opposites attract, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: psychological, serious, 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, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Student and Mister Henri (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Because of his wavering health, Monsieur Henri can no longer live alone in his Paris appartment. Particularly grumpy, he ends up nonetheless accepting his son Paul's suggestion that he let one of his rooms out to a young female student. Far ...
Plot: father son conflict, old man, death, parent child relationship, father daughter conflict, singing in a car, student, widower, playing piano, strong female lead, letter, vomiting ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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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, dark humor, semi serious, 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 ⇓
32%
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Like Father (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a workaholic young executive, is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, workaholic, father daughter conflict, father daughter reunion, cruise, honeymoon, canoe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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