Movies like The Year of Getting to Know Us

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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
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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: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, family problems, homecoming, hopes, family relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, estrangement, eccentric family, couple relations, empire, bittersweet, father, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, couples and couple relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Year of Getting to Know Us: Two-Bit Waltz (2014), Two Weeks (2006), The Talent Given Us (2004), Raising Genius (2004), The Family Tree (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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Two Weeks (2006)
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
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, single parent, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Talent Given Us (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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: on the road, eccentric family, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, cross country, family problems, elderly, estrangement, golden years, dysfunctional family, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 455
Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous, teen comedy ...
Plot: genius, dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family problems, couples, youth, lifestyle, society, parents and children, couple relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, erotic ...
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, social relations, family problems, family life, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, couple relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, terminal illness, bittersweet, husband wife relationship, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, intense, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug abuse, family problems, family life, addiction, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, siblings relations, looking for love, parents and children, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 238
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: cynical, semi serious, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, hollywood, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, narcissism, father son relationship, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, on the road, family life, couples, love and romance, golden years, gender, family in crisis, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, black cast, black man, gangsters, large family, terminal illness, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 890
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: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: aging, couples, couple relations, elderly, college, parents and children, artists and showbiz, midlife crisis, family relations, leaving home, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, society, estrangement, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, lesbian, church, couples, family problems, religions or cults, physical appearance, couple relations, parents and children, society, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One weekend, Aunt Bam's nephew-in-law Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional
Plot: family problems, family life, family relations, couples, family gatherings, strong female presence, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, couple relations, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, love affair, family life, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, single parent, youth, child as adult, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 306
Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, friends, estrangement, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.9
 477
Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, hopes, love and romance, prodigy, couples, family problems, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Plot: couples, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, family life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, sexual content, love, infidelity, nightclub singer, musical performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 2K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, family life, parents and children, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 2K
All Relative (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Things couldn't be going better for Harry and Grace, a young New York City couple in love, until Grace's mother turns Harry's world upside down.
Style: tense, semi serious, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, disorder, couples, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, wooing, romance, love, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
We Are Family (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Maya is the perfect mother. Her life revolves around her three childerens, Aleya ( Aachal Munjal ), Ankush ( Nominath Ginsberg ), and Anjali ( Diya Sonecha ). Who thinks nothing much then the world of her. Despite being divorced from her husband, ...
Style: semi serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, rivalry, dysfunctional family, youth, cancer, photographer, stepmother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 473
Chlorine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the town of Copper Canyon, people are cashing in on an economic housing boom, and the local country club is buzzing about the investment opportunity. Once vivacious couple, Roger (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Georgie (Kyra Sedgwick), have settled ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, family relations, couple relations, dark humor, family problems, unfulfillment, parents and children, suburbs, wealth, money, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 2K
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, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, dysfunctional family, older man younger man relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, hopes, workplace, follow your dream, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.4
 1K
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, gay, friendship, river, strong female presence, bittersweet, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, police detective, family relations, family problems, hopes, estrangement, couples, single parent, cons and scams, eccentric family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, venice beach california, las vegas, brazil, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.1
 2K
Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, mental illness, family problems, family life, homecoming, parents and children, daydreamer, siblings relations, aging, elderly, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.6
 5K
Motherhood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Motherhood is a comedy written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann, and stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. Shot on location in New York’s West Village, focuses on the dilemmas of motherhood, such as marriage, work, and self, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, friendship, family life, disorder, friends, family relations, couples, lifestyle, parents and children, couple relations, feminism, mother ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Obama Effect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: family relations, couples, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, couple relations, politics, satire, campaign, americana, midlife crisis, candidate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%