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It Was the Son (2012)
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It Was the Son (2012)
Original name: È stato il figlio
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, another son, takes the car out and damages the car door.
Style: captivating, humorous, psychological, light, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, working class, parents and children, family problems, crimes, society, tragedy, friendship, murder, family life, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, humorous and semi serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, society, family life, friendship and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like It Was the Son: A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010), Abel (2010), Love & Slaps (2010), All Against All (2013), Do Dooni Chaar (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, contemplative, light ...
Plot: family relations, last wish, parents and children, ex athlete, family problems, self discovery, introspection, friendship, terminal illness, death, society, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Abel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When 9-year-old Abel assumes his absent father's role as man of the house, he garners his family's respect, and life resumes a comfortable rhythm -- until a man arrives at the house, claiming he's the long-lost patriarch
Style: atmospheric, humorous, captivating, light, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, child as adult, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, bittersweet, innocence lost, family conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Love & Slaps (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A comedy about generational conflict between two parents who do not want to grow old and a seventeen year old daughter who wants to become an adult. During a weekend with some friends in their country house in Tuscany, Marcello and Marina, relieved ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, talky ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, parents and children, couples, family life, countryside, disorder, friends, society, unfulfillment, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe
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94%
All Against All (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, life turned upside down, working class, forced into action, family relations, righting the wronged, society, hopes, family life, family problems, eviction, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A middle-class father in India struggles through a series of unexpected events for upholding respect and smiles.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, working class, social differences, society, ambition, bollywood, parents and children, family life, new car, friendship, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi
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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
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82%
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Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, family life, family problems, ego clash, rivalry, village, estrangement, strong female presence, estate, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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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, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, youth, hopes, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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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, 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
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Don't Think About It (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Plot: bankruptcy, small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, homecoming, family life, family business, lifestyle, unfulfillment, parents and children, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Babou's daughter refuses to invite her mother to her wedding, prompting Babou to begin life anew.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, optimism, hopes, estrangement, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, lifestyle, nothing goes right, disorder, celebrity culture, celebration, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, director, religion
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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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: 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
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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Michelucci family, from the nineteen-seventies to the present day: the central character is the stunningly beautiful Anna, the lively, frivolous and sometimes embarrassing mother of Bruno and Valeria. Everything ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: mother son relationship, femme fatale, mother, homecoming, parents and children, family life, family relations, small town, terminal illness, power relations, jealous spouse, youth ...
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Place: italy, europe
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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, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, disorder, friends, friendship, discussion, reunion, life turned upside down, female director, lottery, card playing, meeting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, longing, social differences, against the odds, young heroes, leaving home, parents and children, family life, youth, working class, forbidden love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, gender, society, coming out, brother brother relationship, family vacation, gay, brother brother conflict, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, dark humor, family gatherings, friendship, bittersweet, strong female presence, river, aging, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's quiet touch are exceptionally worthwhile.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, loss of daughter, loss of husband, poverty, death in the family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Sotto una buona stella (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A wealthy broker, Federico Picchioni, within two days forfeits his partner and work, finishing well to living with two children and granddaughter (abandoned by her father). He is, at this point, in the face of many difficulties of adjustment but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, life turned upside down, family life, disorder, family relations, family problems, snake, dead wife, widower, python, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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The Youngest Son (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amoral man manhandles his wife and falls into the claws of a wheeler dealer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: couple relations, family life, family in crisis, wedding, single parent, estrangement, family relations, cheating, marriage, corruption, company
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, bank, parents and children, society, estrangement, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bol (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.
Style: serious, emotional, saga, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: social issues, family relations, life is a bitch, family values, parents and children, strong female presence, feminism, society, death sentence, capital punishment, murder, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Come Rain Come Shine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, working class, relationship vs career, life turned upside down, couples, emotionless, society, family in crisis, three generations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, family relations, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Couch Potatoes (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Giorgio and Tito, father and son. A successful journalist and a lazy teenager apparently impossible to understand. Giorgio's dream is to take Tito to the Nasca Hill in Liguria, but Tito prefers to spend his entire day with his group of friends, ...
Style: disturbing, humorous, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: father son relationship, teenager, adventure, parents and children, youth, teenage life, friendship, family relations, friends, family, happy ending, adaptation ...
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Tre tocchi (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Several actors are members of a amateur soccer team. They followed in their preparations for a particular audition and in their personal life. With about 6 actors this delivers a broad picture of Italian life in which the question what it means to ...
Style: psychological, captivating, humorous
Plot: family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, gender, mafia, social problems, society, life, lifestyle, relationship problems, athlete's life ...
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