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Instructions Not Included (2013)
Original name: No se Aceptan Devoluciones
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet, inspirational, humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, custody, eccentric family, grownups, new job, responsibility, character change, single father, parenthood, child care, childhood, single parent, sacrifice, life, life & death, life philosophy, secrets, absent mother, family drama, learning the truth, abandoned by mother, parenting, stuntman, lawyer, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, realistic and humorous films with plots about family relations, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, life philosophy and family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Instructions Not Included: Two Is a Family (2016), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Big Daddy (1999), The Intern (2015), Stepmom (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Is a Family (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, funny
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: sentimental, sad, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adoption, responsibility, immaturity, child's point of view, parents and children, friends, slacker, parenthood, love and romance, single father, mentor, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, family, intern, mentor, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.6
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I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, single parent, father daughter relationship, child custody, lawyer, locked door, children's book, social services, parenthood, custody ...
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Place: california, usa
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1992 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.6
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Mother's Day (2016)
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Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, humorous, touching, absurd ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
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We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 132K
Marley & Me (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
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Crooklyn (1994)
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 2K
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Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Country: USA
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Style: clever, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, tennessee, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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