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August: Osage County (2013)
 7.2
 90K
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, depressing, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, incestuous relationship, family secret, funeral, cancer, mother daughter relationship, drugs, brother sister incest, drug addiction, pills, family in crisis, addiction, anger, death of husband, sister sister relationship, family relations, marriage, incest, drug use, half brother, death of father, secret, three sisters, poet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, dialogue, storytelling, relationships and family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like August: Osage County: Carnage (2011), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Eulogy (2004), Winter Passing (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, ironic, twists and turns, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, dark humor, bully, parenthood, family relations, psychology, family problems, under the surface, society, art, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, africa
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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, emotional, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, homecoming, death of father, family, jewish, family gatherings, family relations, loneliness, life & death, last wish, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, funny, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, absurd, stylized, cynical, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, lesbian, funeral, eccentric family, death in the family, family reunited, family feud, parents and children, family life, fall in love, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, complex characters, character study, family relations, homecoming, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, writers, family problems, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, michigan
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Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, loneliness, family relations, character study, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, incest, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, new jersey, israel, california, usa ...
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 7.0
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People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: father son relationship, inheritance, family secret, salesman, relationships, family bonds, family, single mother, family relations, funeral, family problems, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, depressing, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), complex characters, sister sister relationship, family relations, secrets, greed, character study, jealousy, confession, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, adultery, infidelity, marriage, love, death, family, relationships, dying young ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, nebraska, new york, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 12K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, parenthood, honest, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, women, female protagonist, depression, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, confusing, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, melancholic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, family life, love affair, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, gay, suicide, dysfunctional family, closeted homosexual, midlife crisis, loneliness, depression, small town, brutality, guilt, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: feel good, humorous, emotional, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: cleaning lady, suicide, dark humor, family business, crimes, dysfunctional family, police investigation, family relations, workplace, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, erotic ...
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, social relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, couple relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: funny, absurd, talky, melancholic, not serious ...
Plot: farce, death, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family relations, family gatherings, family, death in the family, dishonesty, silly humor, murder, gay father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.6
 102K
Volver (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: twists and turns, emotional, touching, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: death, ghost, secret, women, rape, incest, child abuse, adultery, abusive father, lust, family secret, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona, venezuela ...
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Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, cynical
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, writer's life, family feud, dark humor, artists and showbiz, family problems, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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28%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: melancholic, depressing, twists and turns, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, midlife crisis, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, complex characters, loneliness, depression, parents and children, human nature, adultery, teenage life, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 34K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: cynical, depressing, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, mental illness, addiction, depression, existentialism, dark humor, teenage life, eccentric family, eccentricity, character study, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, funny, talky, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentricity, eccentric family, incest, depression, divorce, dark humor, terminal illness, parents and children, siblings relations, uptight character, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, cynical, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, mental illness, sex, incest, child star, satire, male nudity, actress, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, stylized, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, dysfunctional family, suicide, suburbs, family secret, loneliness, parenthood, family problems, society, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in ...
Style: atmospheric, tragicomedy, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: christmas, dysfunctional family, transplant, terminal illness, family, justice, family relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, death in the family, mental illness, christmas party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Irish funeral has a wake. A Jewish funeral has sitting shiva. A traditional Chinese funeral is something else entirely. Thats what the estranged siblings of the Chinese-American Xiao family must undergo upon news of their mothers death. The one ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, lesbian, family problems, siblings relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, intense, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug abuse, family problems, family life, addiction, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, siblings relations, looking for love, parents and children, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, depression, death, destiny, catastrophe, culture clash, vengeance, brutality, childhood, loneliness, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%