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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious, funny, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, teenage life, pregnancy, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, single parent, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, male female relationship, couple relations, pregnant woman, relationships, family, kids and family, romantic relationship, parenthood, love affair, humour, woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, love and romance, couples and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Bad Mother's Handbook: Marine Life (2000), Rolling Family (2004), Girl in Progress (2012), Grown Ups (2008), Kept and Dreamless (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love affair, family life, youth, family problems, couples, family relations, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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100%
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, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, black romance, marriage, woman, changing lives, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, couples, golden years, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples, island, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, coming of age, life is a bitch, family problems, pimp, strong female presence, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, gender, youth, father son relationship, gay interest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, gay, youth, society, couples, family problems, religions or cults, marital discord, male female relationship, couple relations, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Every Blessed Day (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel, and she works as an employee for a rental car service. This is the story of what happens to Guido and Antonia when ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, couples, pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, cynical, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, hollywood, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, narcissism, film producer, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Daddy or Mommy (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Florence and Vincent Leroy are a model couple. They have great jobs, a perfect marriage and delightful children. And now they want their divorce to be an equal success. But when they are both simultaneously promoted to their dream jobs, their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, tense ...
Plot: parents and children, breakup, family problems, rivalry, family relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, family feud, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999, year 2000, year 2015
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Teen's Confessions (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four sisters work together to raise rent money after learning they have to move to another neighborhood in this coming-of-age drama based on the series.
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, coming of age, family relations, youth, high school life, sister sister relationship, friendship, single parent, teenage life, computers and web, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, friends, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, youth, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, campfire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
June in January (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A newly engaged bride dreamed of her wedding day with her late mother for her entire life, and is looking forward to planning every perfect detail to honor her mom's memory. But her special day is nearly ruined by her intimidating future ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, couples, youth, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, wedding, wedding reception, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, hopes, society, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Crazy Eyes (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zack (Haas) is a young, divorced father who starts to develop romantic feelings towards his friend Rebecca (Zima), whom he refers to as "Crazy Eyes". He spends a lot of time at a bar run by his best friend Dan Drake (Busey) and hanging out ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, womanizer, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, wooing, parents and children, single parent, family relations, nightlife, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, youth, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, society, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, underdog, blind ambition, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, single parent, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
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, family life, lifestyle, humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, family problems, single parent, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Another Woman's Life (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wooing, love and romance, family problems, disorder, couple relations, memory loss, hopes, romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children, introspection, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Brother the Vampire (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Josh is about to turn 30; he's mentally retarded, and likes to play at being a vampire. His sister Nicole is 15, and dealing with her impending womanhood; middle brother Mike is the "normal" one, but in some ways the most childish - ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: mentally challenged, love and romance, dysfunctional family, teenage life, obsession, sexual relations, siblings relations, youth, lifestyle, misfit, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, death in the family, siblings relations, father son relationship, bollywood, brother brother relationship, jewish, father and son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: feel good, touching, witty, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, looking for love, love and romance, youth, society, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, middle east, europe, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everybody's Doing It (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, battle of the sexes, buddies, lifestyle, youth, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, politics, sexual relations, school ...
Time: contemporary
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43%
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family life, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly, leaving home, lifestyle, midlife crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%