Movies like The Bad Mother's Handbook

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The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)
 6.4
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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, 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, teenage love, friends, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to The Bad Mother's Handbook

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, love and romance, coming of age, teenage life and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Bad Mother's Handbook: Marine Life (2000), Girl in Progress (2012), Grown Ups (2008), Sex & the Single Mom (2003), Rolling Family (2004). 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, humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, love affair, single parent, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, child as adult, youth, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, couples, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 598
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 ⇓
54%
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, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, youth, family problems, society, lifestyle, love and romance, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, on the road, family life, siblings relations, couple relations, family problems, eccentric family, human nature, dysfunctional family, gender, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, captivating, semi serious ...
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 ⇓
51%
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: sentimental, sincere, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, society, friendship, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: humorous, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, strong female presence, family problems, pimp, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: hopes, family problems, couples, homecoming, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, parents and children, estrangement, family life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, 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, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, couples, buddies, love and romance, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, sexual relations, school, politics ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, hollywood, parents and children, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, narcissism, corpse, film producer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 1K
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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, youth, prodigy, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, hopes, society, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Girl (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family gatherings, family problems, youth, single parent, human nature, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
More Grief Than Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David is a teenager who feels he doesn't belong to a life where his family, friends and the girl he loves seem not to understand him.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, romance, youth, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage crush, coming of age, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 263
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, young heroes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, heist, teenage life, parents and children, family life, estrangement, kids in trouble, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.5
 2K
Norman (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's terminal illness.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, love and romance, terminal illness, family problems, coping, dishonesty, teenage life, life is a bitch, social relations, teenage love, parents and children, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 446
Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, youth, buddies, lifestyle, society, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, wedding, adolescence vs adulthood, arranged marriage, nothing goes right, wedding reception, family gatherings, unlikely couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 502
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, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, womanizer, wooing, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, nightlife, single parent, family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 392
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, teenage life, dysfunctional family, teenage love, family life, family problems, love and romance, best friends, parents and children, eccentric family, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 and romance, love affair, couples, family relations, pregnancy, parents and children, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 476
Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: school, friends, coming of age, youth, teenage life, high school, lifestyle, high school life, family relations, love and romance, teachers and students, school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 837
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: touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, family problems, elderly, college, parents and children, love and romance, family life, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, leaving home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 3K
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: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, looking for love, youth, love and romance, family problems, family tradition, siblings relations, teenage life, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 959
Anyone But Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Anyone But Me is a live-action, web television drama that first aired in 2008. The show is in serial short-format webisodes, each lasting between six and fifteen minutes, following the lives of a group of teenagers in New York City and Westchester ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, teenage life, friends, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, long distance relationship, love, lesbian couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 617
Hush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Naoya and Katsuhiro are boyfriends, new in their relationship. Things are uneven at first - Naoya is open and free while Katsuhiro is cautious and closeted - but nothing compares to the chaos that arrives when Asako, a troubled woman with a history ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, coming out, family life, couples, family relations, pregnancy, baby, gay parent, gay relationship, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%