Movies like Father of Invention

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Father of Invention (2010)
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Father of Invention (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after a faulty product landed him in prison, an arrogant inventor is determined to restore his reputation and rebuild his fortune. But first, he has to convince his estranged daughter that he's worthy of a second chance.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining, sentimental, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: inventions and discoveries, parents and children, father daughter relationship, family relations, redemption, technology gone awry, lifestyle, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, business, father and daughter, scientist, businessman, kids and family, wealth, father, humour, relationships, family business, living together, estranged father, father daughter estrangement, release from prison, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Father of Invention

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, disorder, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, lifestyle and family problems mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Father of Invention: Life's a Breeze (2013), Why Stop Now? (2012), Sassy Pants (2012), The Open Road (2009), Material (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
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 ⇓
88%
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.
Style: humorous, captivating, emotional, light, semi serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, dealer, family relations, lifestyle, drug dealing, nothing goes right, student life, eccentric family, disorder, partners, prodigy, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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81%
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Sassy Pants (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, teenage girl, parents and children, eccentric family, job seeking, disorder, coming of age, workplace, follow your dream, hopes, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, nothing goes right, disorder, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, houston texas, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, captivating, light ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, family tradition, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Another Happy Day (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family gatherings, estate, wedding, eccentric family, nothing goes right, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, getting along, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, wooing, couples, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, eviction, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
74%
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Gold (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife but unwittingly finds himself responsible for almost destroying all their lives.
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, contests and competitions, homecoming, redemption, power relations, life is a bitch, disorder, parents and children, nothing goes right, hopes, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Scandal Makers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former teen idol Nam Hyeon-soo is now in his thirties and working as a radio DJ. One day a young woman named Jeong-nam shows up and claims to be his own daughter. She also has a son whom she claims to be Hyeon-soo's grandson. Their relation is ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, media, radio dj, father daughter relationship, life turned upside down, hopes, friendship, society, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: father son relationship, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, dark humor, family problems, family relations, youth, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, custody, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, nothing goes right, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Bad Parents (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: soccer, eccentric family, family relations, obsession, sport, parents and children, rivalry, youth, sport team, athlete and trainer, underdog, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining
Plot: nothing goes right, eccentric family, family gatherings, disorder, escapades, on the road, family relations, parents and children, race against time, road trip, christmas present, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Daddy Cool: Join the Fun (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: So, what can happen at a funeral? Even, if it's the funeral of Daddy Cool Douglas Lazarus? It's in Goa, tears, sad speeches, melancholia... right? Wrong! When... The coffin makers deliver the wrong body, all hell breaks loose in this witty ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, nothing goes right, disorder, funeral, love, death of father, bollywood, exercising, coffin, beach, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family have returned to Spain from Switzerland. A visit to their adopted country will bring complications.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, friendship, parents and children, disorder, farce, homecoming, love affair, nothing goes right, couples, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, fish out of water, reluctant partners, going straight, nothing goes right, odd couple, cons and scams, disorder, partners, misfit, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Smother (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, family relations, parents and children, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, disorder, family life, couple relations, fired from the job, dysfunctional family, sensuality, parent grown child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Like Father (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a workaholic young executive, is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few ...
Style: sweet, light, sincere, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, workaholic, cruise, father daughter reunion, father daughter conflict, parents and children, father and daughter, breakup, family relations, relationships, travel, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Permanent Vacation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A camping trip results in some twisted family memories in this off-the-wall black comedy. Hoping for one last family vacation before his children leave the nest, laid-back dad Eric Bury (Frank Harper) takes his brood to a trailer park teeming with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, dark humor, disorder, nothing goes right, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, insanity, husband wife relationship, family vacation, oedipus complex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Members of a dysfunctional family settle their differences after a series of misadventures during their summer reunion
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, nothing goes right, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, disorder, reunion, family relations, family gatherings, silly humor, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hairdresser (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a salon refuses to hire her because of her plump figure, irrepressible hair stylist Kathi plots revenge by opening her own beauty parlor next door. But when she faces a cash-flow problem, Kathi resorts to some creative means of raising capital.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beauty salon, follow your dream, physical appearance, family relations, lifestyle, power relations, workplace, boss and employee, fashion, parents and children, hopes, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
One Christmas Eve (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, disorder, family, single parent, christmas eve, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, puppy, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%