Movies like What's in a Name?

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What's in a Name? (2012)
 7.3
 15K
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: cynical, talky, thought provoking, captivating, humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: under the surface, friends, couple relations, family secret, family problems, family gatherings, disorder, siblings relations, prank, best friends, friendship, dialogue driven, dinner party, joke, pregnancy, gay slur, secrets, family secrets, family relations, childbirth, child birth, couples, grudge, resentment, guest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france

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, couple relations, friendship, disorder, friends and family problems mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like What's in a Name?: Carnage (2011), Perfect Strangers (2016), An Italian Name (2015), Serial (2014), Eulogy (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 121K
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, ironic, biting, twists and turns ...
Plot: dialogue driven, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, under the surface, society, husband wife relationship, parenthood, marital problem, marriage, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, africa
⇓ 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, infidelity, character study, secrets, friendship, dialogue driven, game, family problems, under the surface, dialogue, dinner party, sexting ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 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: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, family problems, disorder, friendship, pregnancy, ego clash, couples, under the surface, friends, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 40K
Serial (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: funny, humorous, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, wedding, racism, family relations, family gatherings, marriage, couples, parents and children, verbal byplay, couple relations, society, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 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: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, death in the family, eccentric family, family reunited, funeral, lesbian, family life, parents and children, fall in love, family feud, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 480
Our Women (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max, Paul and Simon have been friends for 35 years. They take great pleasure in their one vacation a year together without their partners and meet-up regularly to spend evenings drinking or playing cards. Each has a successful career and they all ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, life turned upside down, dark humor, disorder, murder, police, cover up, escapades, buddies, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tellement proches (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, uninvited guest, eccentric family, family life, siblings relations, couples, couple relations, family problems, interracial relations, family gatherings, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 1K
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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, disorder, parents and children, couple relations, culture clash, family relations, power relations, religions or cults, meet the parents, dealer, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, best friends, life philosophy, philosophy, powerful ending, humour, human relationship, inspiration, illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, friends, best friends, family relations, life turned upside down, friendship, baby, couple relations, woman, adoption, weakness, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family problems, love affair, unfulfillment, social relations, family relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, realistic, humorous, suspense, light ...
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, adoption, disorder, couple relations, life turned upside down, celebrity culture, female director, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, light
Plot: wedding, siblings relations, family, family problems, couples, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, disorder, childhood sweetheart, family reunited, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, siblings relations, couples, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, couple relations, actor's life, disorder, brother brother relationship, actor, movie theatre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: child birth, family relations, couples, childbirth, couple relations, family life, babies and infants, life turned upside down, parents and children, disorder, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: birthday, nothing goes right, family relations, disorder, infidelity, dishonesty, siblings relations, friendship, best friends, sexual content, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 1K
The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 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, semi serious, cynical, light, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, friends, disorder, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, lottery, female director, meeting, slap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.8
 572
The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: humorous, touching, sincere, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, crumbling marriage, family problems, estrangement, family life, couples, disorder, family relations, parents and children, comedy of errors, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, humorous, witty, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, friendship, nothing goes right, love triangle, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, love and romance, uninvited guest, couples, disorder, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
 6.8
 971
The Dandelions (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is frustrated by her over-protective mom. At school, she meets another fearless little girl that is going to have a big influence on her.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: best friends, parents and children, family life, couple relations, friends, couples, little girl, friendship, youth, coming of age, family relations, elementary school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Bastards of Young (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Welcome to adulthood! When two early-30s couples celebrate their last annual Halloween party in New York, they are confronted with sex, lies, and unspoken drama which tests their relationships and futures.
Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, couples, couple relations, introspection, best friends, friends, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, adultery, friendship, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antwerp, at the beginning of June. On a sunny Friday, eight people dream of having a different life. There's wind and music, police and paranoia, gossip and fighting. There's an old virus, an astrayed frisbee, a dead horse, and a ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: womanizer, couple relations, friendship, family problems, buddies, lifestyle, urban, city life, siblings relations, looking for sex, deadly virus, petty criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Let's Talk About the Rain (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through their recently deceased mother's belongings. While ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, small town, siblings relations, infidelity, filmmaking, love, sister sister relationship, politics, feminism, extramarital affair, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.4
 89
French Dolls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Louise, Sam, Lili. Three women who don't know each other but whom will be forced to meet, get together, and compare themselves to each other by the wild will of evolution.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, disorder, couples, family relations, family life, best friends, couple relations, starting over, strong female presence, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.5
 932
Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, strong female presence, bittersweet, river, family relations, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
A Good Marriage (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not ...
Style: humorous, clever, captivating, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: art history, female friendship, screwball, wooing, couple relations, friendship, love affair, twentysomething life, looking for love, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 152 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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: transplant, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, family, alcohol abuse, family feud, family reunited, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, flanders, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%