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A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
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A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film centers on three brothers who, upon learning they only have a few days left to live, set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. Hopper and Simmons are playing the brothers' father and uncle, respectively, while Caan is one of the brothers. Helfer is Caan's girlfriend, a woman with a dangerous past.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic, witty, contemplative, offbeat
Plot: family relations, parents and children, last wish, family problems, ex athlete, self discovery, introspection, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, experiment gone awry, disorder, siblings relations, eccentric family, death in the family, dealing with death, one last chance, brother
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family life and disorder mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like A Beginner's Guide to Endings: Last Weekend (2014), Family Law (2006), Mother Ghost (2002), Carmina or Blow Up (2012), Isn't It Delicious (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Last Weekend (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, strong female presence, bittersweet, river, death in the family, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, hopes, youth, family problems, father son relationship, family, teacher, husband wife relationship, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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Mother Ghost (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Keith Bennets mother passed away a year ago, and he feels like he has moved on with his life, until one morning his mothers jewelry shows up on Keiths bathroom sink. The same jewelry she was buried in. Keith tells his wife Karen, about the jewelry ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, entertaining, light ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, death in the family, psychiatrist, mother son relationship, humour, unfulfillment, family in crisis, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, family relations, insurance, eccentric family, disorder, woman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, terminal illness, strong female presence, family relations, unfulfillment, suburbs, large family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Quitters (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quitters tells the story of the Raymans, a wealthy Jewish family that's falling apart. The son, Clark, is a bright and curious high schooler with a talent for manipulation. As his mother May enters treatment for a pill addiction, and he and his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, disorder, innocence lost, high school life, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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It Was the Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, ...
Style: captivating, light, humorous, psychological, serious ...
Plot: working class, family relations, family problems, parents and children, crimes, society, tragedy, murder, friendship, family life, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Happy 140 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, life turned upside down, lottery, helicopter, actress, corpse, meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, track down, life turned upside down, disorder, comedy of errors, on the road, family life, humour, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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Preggoland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, life turned upside down, disorder, best friends, faked pregnancy, lie, society, strong female presence, bittersweet, pregnancy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, media, self discovery, disorder, midlife crisis, hidden identity, strong female presence, family relations, opposites attract, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, light ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, siblings relations, death in the family, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, jewish, relationship problems, father and son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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May in the Summer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Jordan, Qatar, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, emotional, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family problems, introspection, parents and children, couples, doubt, divorced parents, arranged marriage, wedding, siblings relations, family gatherings, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 94 min.
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The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: A retired New York City couple drive across country to reconnect with their reclusive son, joined by their two unmarried daughters.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, eccentric family, elderly, cross country, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, golden years, estrangement, dysfunctional family, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, captivating, light ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, family relations, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Why Stop Now? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
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Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: cynical, semi serious, touching, humorous, captivating ...
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Find the Way (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Between fear of success and a tricky break-up, Ludovic is beyond all hope as he is getting close to the 30's stage. His unexpected meeting with a sick child, Raphael, shakes up his daily life and his future approach. Together, they go after ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, contemplative
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family relations, marriage, black romance, lifestyle change, black woman, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Two Shots Fired (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Seventy-Two Days (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late granddad Djuradj and received by his widow Nedja. The very existence of a family is threatened when Nedja dies, but the head of the family comes ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, offbeat
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The Amazing Catfish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Claudia works in a supermarket where she promotes various types of products. One night, she ends up in the emergency room with severe appendicitis and meets Martha, a patient, laying in the bed next to hers.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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