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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, pregnancy, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, lifestyle, single parent, coming of age, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, family problems and teenage life mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Bad Mother's Handbook: Girl in Progress (2012), Marine Life (2000), Kept and Dreamless (2005), True Adolescents (2009), How to Be (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, couple relations, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, youth, couples, parents and children, maturation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington
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95%
 5.6
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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: humorous, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, couples, single parent, midlife crisis, youth, family relations, child as adult, family problems, parents and children, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, family life, child as adult, parents and children, life is a bitch, unwanted pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, youth, single parent, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: semi serious, touching, talky, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, thirtysomething life, family relations, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, wilderness, friends, lifestyle, youth, buddies, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.5
 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: introspection, coming of age, unfulfillment, self discovery, hopes, youth, lifestyle, musician, musician's life, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, on the road, pregnancy, survival, family problems, couples, family relations, youth, coming of age, human nature, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, touching, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, down on your luck, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, young heroes, parents and children, kids in trouble, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: gender, siblings relations, teenage life, gays and lesbians, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, youth, dysfunctional family, family problems, brazilian, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hopes, eccentric family, homecoming, estrangement, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, couples, family life, family problems, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 566
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: treasure hunt, island, librarian, coming of age, single parent, teenage love, couples, disorder, youth, family relations, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, siblings relations, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, youth, teenage life, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teen romance, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, youth, small town, infidelity, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 1K
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: realistic, tragicomedy, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dealing with death, family problems, dishonesty, youth, high school life, misfit, teenage love, love and romance, unfulfillment, social relations, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 375
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, dark humor, clever, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life, love and romance, student life, siblings relations, teenage love, friends, family relations, best friends, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
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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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, parents and children, family life, prodigy, society, eccentric family, hopes, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 9K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, high school life, wooing, high school hunk, high school, teenage life, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, family relations, nightlife, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: society, youth, best friends, friendship, family relations, social relations, friends, coming of age, dysfunctional family, high school life, family problems, dance school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, teachers and students, sexual relations, couples, buddies, innocence lost, workplace, teenage love, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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You'll Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Leo is 10 and wise beyond his years. A solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two becomes best friends, helping each other ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, nanny, friends, coming of age, youth, mental illness, father son relationship, abused child, adult child friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Boy in the Dress (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family, contests and competitions, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, disorder, friends, family relations, sport team, friendship, coming of age, cross dressing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 572
Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, psychological
Plot: lifestyle, pregnancy, midlife crisis, youth, family problems, couples, family life, on the run, introspection, celebrity culture, babies and infants, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, touching
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, unfulfillment, singleness, lifestyle, sexual relations, teenage life, family relations, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, friends, mute or deaf, social misfits, dealing with death, teenage life, chases and races, on the run, coming of age, misfit, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, touching, humorous, dark humor, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family gatherings, family problems, human nature, youth, single parent, siblings relations, social misfits, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
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: humorous, cynical, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, family problems, royal family, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, hollywood, father son relationship, funeral, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, couples, drugs, marriage, christian, black romance, gospel
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, offbeat, sexy, touching, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, unfulfillment, love affair, love and romance, friendship, lifestyle, best friends, couple relations, jealous spouse, social relations, family relations, unsupportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 585
Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: gang, weakness, animal life, humble, coming of age, optimism, working class, teenage love, religions or cults, family relations, on the road, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 255
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, coming of age, small town, teenage life, love and romance, destructive relationship, lifestyle, society, parents and children, pregnancy, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 434
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, coming of age, suburban life, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, teenage life, follow your dream, suburbs, friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%