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What's in a Name (2012)
 7.3
 17K
What's in a Name (2012)
Original name: Le Prénom
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the prenatal examination of his and his wife Anna's unborn son. The name chosen by the soon-to-be parents strongly offends the others for many reasons. The dispute between the guests quickly escalates and before long the resurgence of old grudges and hidden secrets is unavoidable ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, captivating, entertaining, clever, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, under the surface, friends, family secret, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, prank, couple relations, family gatherings, family relations, friendship, best friends, joke, dinner party, gay slur, pregnant woman, secrets, relationships, relationship problems, family conflict, marital argument, children, family, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to What's in a Name

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, friendship and siblings relations mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like What's in a Name: Carnage (2011), Perfect Strangers (2016), An Italian Name (2015), Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014), Perfect Strangers (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 127K
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, cynical, biting, ironic, twists and turns ...
Plot: bully, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, under the surface, society, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marital problem, marriage, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, psychological, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychology, secrets, infidelity, friendship, dinner party, game, character study, family problems, under the surface, life philosophy, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
An Italian Name (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paolo and his wife are waiting a baby and deciding his name, but it seems that Paolo's family and friends don't really like the chosen name.
Style: realistic, talky, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, family problems, friendship, pregnancy, disorder, ego clash, couples, parents and children, family, parenthood, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, racism, wedding, family relations, marriage, couples, parents and children, society, family tradition, family problems, life turned upside down, verbal byplay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Perfect Strangers (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story unfolds over the course of one night, during a lunar eclipse, in the home of Alfonso and Eva—a well-healed professional couple worried about their teenage daughter and about the monotony of their lives. They are joined by five guests: ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, talky, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: dinner party, psychology, friendship, under the surface, family problems, infidelity, betrayal, family secret, secret, cell phone, relationships, character study ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
So Happy Together (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, eccentric family, uninvited guest, siblings relations, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, couples, interracial relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 9K
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: cynical, humorous, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, death in the family, eccentric family, family reunited, funeral, family feud, parents and children, family life, fall in love, generation gap, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Best Is Yet to Come (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Following a huge misunderstanding, two friends always decide to tackle everything to make up for lost time.
Style: tragicomedy, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: friendship between men, life, friendship, friends, life philosophy, best friends, philosophy, powerful ending, human relationship, humour, inspiration, illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Family United (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: childhood sweetheart, wedding, siblings relations, family, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, family gatherings, pregnancy, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 1K
Expecting (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie's best friend, Andie, becomes pregnant and offers to give the baby to her. Lizzie's husband, Peter, reluctantly goes along with being the child's father, and Andie moves into the guest room for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, baby, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, family relations, friendship, couple relations, woman, weakness, adoption, husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 2K
The Italian (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Life smiles at Dino Fabrizzi,a cool forty-two-year old Italian. Not only is he the most successful salesman at The Maserati dealership in Nice but he has had a steady (and hot) relationship with Hélène,his girlfriend, who is beginning to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, society, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, meet the parents, dealer, family relations, religions or cults, couple relations, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, humorous, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, youth, love and romance, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, wooing, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Overbrook Brothers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Road movie about two brothers who drive to Texas to find out the truth behind their parents.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, brother brother conflict, road trip, family secret, secret, father son relationship, sibling rivalry, marital argument ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, colorado, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Like Mother, Like Daughter (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An attention-craving mother nearing 50, unemployed and living with her pregnant daughter and son-in-law, suddenly finds herself with child, too...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, pregnant woman, awkwardness, family dinner, childbirth, in laws, hospital, mother daughter conflict, family problems, family relations, pregnant daughter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Gooische Vrouwen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gooische Vrouwen (Vipers Nest) is based on a very popular Dutch TV series and can be described as a Dutch variation of Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives. The film tells the story of four girlfriends who live in the bourgeois area ‘t Gooi, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, social relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, elderly, couple relations, parents and children, friends, golden years, bittersweet, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Ultimate Accessory (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Aleksandra and Cyrille, a prominent, trendy, and very well-off Parisian couple, whose life is not quite the same after seven-year-old Alekseï from Russia suddenly pops up in their 100% cashmere, childless home. Aleksandra soon realises ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, light ...
Plot: couples, family relations, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family in crisis, couple relations, adoption, celebrity culture, female nudity, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Happy Event (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk ...
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: breast feeding, family relations, couples, family life, couple relations, childbirth, babies and infants, life turned upside down, disorder, parents and children, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Naming Number Two (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor. The heart has gone out of Nanna Maria's family. There are no parties — they don't even fight anymore...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, humorous
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations, aging, family problems, family history, heir, party, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: tragicomedy, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: transplant, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, family in crisis, siblings relations, death in the family, family, alcohol abuse, family feud, family reunited, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, confession, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, sister sister relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, family relations, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, drunkenness, brawl, suburbs, infidelity, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Film to Come (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At fifty Louis Gravet, a serious actor, would like to become a comedian. His brother Peter, a film director, has the idea of hiring him for the lead role of a comedy. Family circumstances, their wives, their children, niece, lead him to make another ...
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, siblings relations, couples, midlife crisis, couple relations, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, brother brother relationship, actor, cinema ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.0
 2K
The Kitchen (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, bittersweet, sexual content, best friends, platonic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, couples, workplace, theater, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 2K
Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, life turned upside down, lottery, meeting, lighthouse, sister sister relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, crumbling marriage, family problems, gay, estrangement, family life, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty, disorder, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, siblings relations, family relations, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, uninvited guest, couples, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Plot: elderly, disorder, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, pregnancy, siblings relations, step siblings, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%