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Road North (2012)
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Road North (2012)
Original name: Tie pohjoiseen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A sly riff on the Prodigal Son story, Mika Kaurismaki's latest — about a joyless workaholic concert pianist who ends up on a wild ride with his long-lost rapscallion father — is a funny and cogent analysis of machismo, abandonment issues and the value of reconnecting with one's roots. (TIFF)
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: reunion, on the road, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, road trip, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, getting home, legacy, absent father, sex, musician, car, sailor, hotel, death, past, bank robber, divorce, pianist, male nudity, robbery, overweight man, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, father son relationship and siblings relations mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Road North: The Talent Given Us (2004), The Open Road (2009), My Father's Bike (2012), Magic Men (2014), Fathers & Sons (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion, elderly, family problems, cross country, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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95%
The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, disorder, estrangement, nothing goes right, family problems, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, usa, united states, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
My Father's Bike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather's wife unexpectedly leaves him for another man and this sparks a series of events. His son and grandson arrive from abroad and set of for a journey to find a woman dear to each of them.
Style: emotional, humorous, road movie, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, on the road, aging, musician's life, family problems, father son relationship, musician, teenager, road trip, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Magic Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An elderly Israeli Jew of Greek origins was sent to Greece to represent his town in a town twinning ceremony, however he went instead to search for his friend from the childhood, who saved him from the Holocaust. In meantime he formed a special ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family problems, parents and children, family relations, parent child relationship, estrangement, golden years, quibbling, religions or cults, aging, elderly, escapades, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Fathers & Sons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his mother. A south-Asian accountant introduces his white fiance ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, bollywood, parents and children, family problems, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, gender, youth, teenage life, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family problems, homecoming, couples, hopes, dysfunctional family, love and romance, eccentric family, couple relations, family life, family relations, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The House of Branching Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sort of "Divorce Finnish Style," Mika Kaurismäki's rambunctious comedy, The House of Branching Love , recounts the breakup of a thirty-something professional couple - Juhani, a family therapist, and his wife, Tuula, a successful ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, farce, battle of the sexes, breakup, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, lifestyle, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, lottery, female director, sister sister relationship, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Life's a Breeze (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Life's A Breeze tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, track down, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, search, single parent, siblings relations, treasure hunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Paris of the North (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But ...
Style: contemplative, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, elderly, social relations, family relations, teachers and students, power relations, aging, village, estrangement, village life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, sexual content, siblings relations, on the road, road trip, brother brother relationship, rock, escapades, unfulfillment, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Grump (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Iceland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer — whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric — raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law, in this hilarious social satire ...
Style: emotional, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: aging, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, generation gap, father son relationship, illness, memory, grandfather, business meeting, farmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, parents separation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: family gatherings, nothing goes right, eccentric family, family relations, escapades, on the road, disorder, parents and children, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, semi serious
Plot: family relations, adoption, family problems, siblings relations, on the road, road trip, brother brother conflict, family secret, father son relationship, sibling rivalry, secret, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austin texas, colorado, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, light ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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41%
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$5 a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After being released from jail, the son of a con man joins his father on the road.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: betrayal, on the road, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, cons and scams, estrangement, parents and children, road trip, father son relationship, inheritance, undressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albuquerque new mexico, atlantic city new jersey, michigan, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In Memory of My Father (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The youngest son of a legendary Hollywood producer, a Robert Evans type, accepts a bribe from his father to document his death.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, hollywood, parents and children, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, narcissism, funeral, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, cancer ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bankruptcy, homecoming, family relations, family business, family life, unfulfillment, lifestyle, small town, parents and children, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Four stories, all related to fatherhood, are presented: A father tries to stimulate his son by bringing him to his workplace with disastrous consequences. Richard Brunn and his wife, who run a design hotel, suffer a strained relationship as his ...
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: group therapy, family relations, suicide attempt, human nature, parents and children, family problems, disability, bittersweet, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, family problems, social relations, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, human nature, destiny, hopes, rise to the top, redemption, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, overprotective mother, parents and children, single parent, salesman, family relations, on the road, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, talking while driving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, united states, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Regina Reynolds is a strong black woman in the truest sense -- but her taste for the good life doesn't necessarily include her husband, Marcus, or her daughter, Monica. It's going to take a mother's unconditional love to pray Regina ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, christian film
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family relations, marriage, black romance, strong female presence, gospel, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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