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Instant Family (2018)
 7.3
 75K
Instant Family (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.
Style: sweet, funny, feel good, light, sincere, humorous, touching, entertaining
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, foster parent, parenting, adolescence, family relations, family, parents and children, husband wife relationship, happy ending, siblings relations, children, social worker, childless couple, couples, life philosophy, youth, lgbt, support group, home renovation, foster home, family problems, christmas, sarcasm, problem child, fire ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, realistic and semi serious films with plots about family relations, family, runaway, adoption, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Instant Family: Life as We Know It (2010), Daddy's Home (2015), Daddy's Home 2 (2017), Big Daddy (1999), Annie (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly ...
Style: touching, funny, romantic, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, orphan, adoption, parenthood, initially antagonists, godparent, lifestyle change, babies and infants, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.2
 105K
Daddy's Home (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the ...
Style: funny, sweet, absurd, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: family, father, children, kids and family, uninhibited rivalry, divorce, rivals, father daughter relationship, rival, father son relationship, parents, culture clash ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.0
 59K
Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, father son conflict, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, awkward situation, family relations, friendship, stepfather, children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 195K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adoption, responsibility, parenthood, immaturity, slacker, bed wetting, child's point of view, friends, parents and children, single father, love and romance, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 33K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, parents and children, hopes, friends, foster child, rich and poor, billionaire, rags to riches, father daughter relationship, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, single father, responsibility, father daughter relationship, new job, character change, grownups, eccentric family, single parent, stuntman, custody, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, childbirth, parents and children, child birth, couple relations, miraculous event, family relations, hopes, soccer, father son relationship, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, custody, family relations, parents and children, orphan, life turned upside down, love and romance, society, hopes, opposites attract, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, abandoned baby, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Big Wedding (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: wedding, family relations, parents and children, marriage, family feud, family gatherings, elderly lovers, meet the parents, adoption, comedy of errors, reunion, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, disorder, couple relations, family, family life, life turned upside down, orphan, youth, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 211K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, unlikely friendships, mentor, workplace situations, elderly, fashion, family, intern, office, prejudice, golden years, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 20K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, family relations, thanksgiving, social worker, small town, family, parents and children, writer's life, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, family gatherings, family values, eccentric family, parents and children, family relations, secret, brother sister relationship, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, interracial romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 2K
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Harry Habert, owner of a rent office has an original idea: To rent babies from a nearby orphanage to the local families. He rents the Ward brothers to his first customers...
Style: humorous, light, funny, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, nothing goes right, disorder, children, family, family relations, dog, farce, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 17K
The Week Of (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The parents of a soon-to-be married couple make the final preparations for the wedding ceremony.
Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: wedding, family relations, parents and children, disorder, friendship, dialogue, happy ending, youth, escapades, love and romance, doctor
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author, while her husband tries not to be outdone by his ...
Style: feel good, funny, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, pregnant woman, adoption, couple relations, pregnant, parents and children, pregnant wife, childbirth, romance, expectant father, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 33K
Admission (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Strait-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman. Pressman has surmised ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: parents and children, singleness, love and romance, college, adoption, mentor, male female relationship, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, student, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, future, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 482K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, teenage pregnancy, teenager, social relations, eccentric family, youth, adoption, coming of age, parents and children, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 44K
Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, single parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, eccentric family, youth, living with parents, teenage life, siblings relations, supportive parent, parenting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 64K
Beethoven (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, sincere, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: dog, puppy, pets, family, children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family life, suburbs, rescue, family relations, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 570
Get Your Stuff (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a difficult foster child needs a home, a gay couple is thrown into parenthood.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, foster child, gay parent, eccentric family, family life, dysfunctional family, orphan, addiction, youth, custody, family problems, gay adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, introspection, siblings relations, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 3K
Foster (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some years after their son is killed, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep and things take a strange turn.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes, angel, christmas, healing, child as adult, save the day, starting over, homeless man, bereavement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, teenage pregnancy, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Adult Beginners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young, hipster entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Plot: nanny, pregnancy, fish out of water, siblings relations, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, estrangement, self discovery, husband wife relationship, uncle nephew relationship, suburbs ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Overbrook Brothers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Road movie about two brothers who drive to Texas to find out the truth behind their parents.
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, emotional, semi serious
Plot: family relations, adoption, family problems, on the road, siblings relations, road trip, brother brother conflict, family secret, secret, sibling rivalry, father son relationship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, colorado, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, interracial relations, transvestism, family relations, dysfunctional family, misfit, society, gender, human nature, family life, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 7K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, sister, unity, workaholic, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, siblings relations, human nature, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, holiday, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, in-laws, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%