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Instructions Not Included (2013)
 7.6
 27K
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, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, grownups, new job, custody, responsibility, eccentric family, character change, single father, lawyer, parenthood, child care, childhood, sacrifice, life, life & death, life philosophy, secrets, absent mother, family drama, parenting, stuntman, abandoned by mother, learning the truth, single parent, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, latin america

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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: touching, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, funny
Plot: terminal illness, single father, stuntman, parenting, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, absent mother, single parent, child custody, learning the truth, abandoned by mother, child care ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 185K
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, intern, family, mentor, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes, loneliness, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family relations, couple relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.7
 55K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, remarry, human nature, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 222K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, inheritance, cheating wife, dying mother, coma, estate, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, parenthood, family problems, health situation, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.0
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sad ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 22K
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 11K
Hanging Up (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: struggling actor, family, direction and purpose, unconventional method, unfulfillment, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: estrangement, midlife crisis, struggling actor, screenwriter, golden years, writer's life, parents and children, elderly, single parent, filmmaking, homecoming, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, mental illness, family problems, couples, solace, unfulfillment, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 126K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, countryside, zoo, coping, responsibility, hopes, father son relationship, beautiful scenery, loss of spouse, loss of parent, single father, animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%