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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, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, custody, eccentric family, grownups, new job, responsibility, character change, single father, 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, 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 dramatic films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, life philosophy, mentor, family, culture clash and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Instructions Not Included: Two Is a Family (2016), The Intern (2015), Stepmom (1998), The Descendants (2011), Big Daddy (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, feel good, touching, sentimental, funny
Plot: terminal illness, single father, stuntman, parenting, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, absent mother, learning the truth, abandoned by mother, single parent, child custody, 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, human nature, remarry, ego clash, dying woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, tragicomedy, humorous, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, dying mother, cheating wife, teenage daughter, estate, inheritance, dysfunctional family, family problems, coma, on the road, parents and children, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.4
 183K
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, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Boys Are Back (2009)
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 ...
Plot: single parent, parenthood, cancer, overcoming, adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, family problems, step siblings, family relations, single father, father son relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, latin, obsessive quest, friendship, parents and children, escapades, coming of age, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 34K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, life turned upside down, society, family relations, orphan, custody, parenthood, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 135K
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, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 22K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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 ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, dream, hollywood, teen angst, audition, parents and children, small town, hopes, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 70K
Delivery Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tortilla Soup (2001)
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Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Other Sister (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 135K
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, talky, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 4K
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heart attack, terminal illness, aging, golden years, redemption, parent child relationship, human nature, dysfunctional family, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: talky, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hospital, halloween, thanksgiving, golden years, dysfunctional family, single parent, cheating, telephone, amnesia, sibling relationship, crumbling marriage, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, terminal illness, single parent, human nature, mental illness, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, misfit, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, countryside, zoo, hopes, coping, responsibility, father son relationship, single father, animals, family drama, loss of spouse, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, on the road, single parent, self discovery, single mother, coming of age, school, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family relations, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, kentucky, missouri, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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 ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, grandmother, aunt, coming of age, brothers, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, romance, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, family values, brother sister relationship, secret, family drama, holiday, wedding preparations and rituals, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%