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Instant Family (2018)
 7.3
 90K
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, foster home, family relations, family, parents and children, happy ending, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, adoptive father adopted son relationship, substance abuse, children, social worker, childless couple, couples, life philosophy, youth, lgbt, support group, home renovation, family problems, christmas, netflix ...
Place: usa, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, touching and realistic films with plots about family relations, family, runaway, adoption, parents and children, catastrophe 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), Blended (2014), Change of Plans (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, semi serious, funny, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, baby, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, parenthood, godparent, responsibility, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.2
 109K
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, parents, uninhibited rivalry, kids and family, parenting, divorce, christmas, stepfather stepson relationship, rivals, rival ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.0
 63K
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, stepfather, stepfather stepson relationship, holiday, father son relationship, father son conflict, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, awkward situation, family relations, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 120K
Blended (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Style: feel good, funny, light, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: fall in love, single parent, family vacation, family, youth, love and romance, opposites attract, parents and children, resort, family values, children, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, africa, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, family, couple relations, family life, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, orphan, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 34K
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, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, foster child, hopes, parents and children, friends, dancing, rich and poor, billionaire, rags to riches, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, responsibility, single father, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, character change, grownups, eccentric family, new job, single parent, stuntman, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 201K
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: child's point of view, adoption, immaturity, responsibility, parenthood, slacker, parents and children, friends, single father, bed wetting, love and romance, social worker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, miraculous event, soccer, parents and children, childbirth, child birth, couple relations, sport, desire, family, family values, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 222K
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, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, unlikely friendships, office, friendship, life philosophy, fashion, elderly, computers and web, family, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, custody, couple relations, opposites attract, family relations, orphan, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, social worker, thanksgiving, small town, family, single parent, writer's life, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Big Wedding (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, family gatherings, parents and children, marriage, eccentric family, family feud, elderly lovers, meet the parents, adoption, comedy of errors, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, pregnant woman, adoption, childbirth, parents and children, pregnant wife, couple relations, romance, expectant father, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, couple relations, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes, angel, christmas, healing, child as adult, save the day, starting over, divine intervention, homeless man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 19K
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: humorous, light, funny, feel good, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: wedding, family relations, parents and children, happy ending, disorder, dialogue, friendship, doctor, escapades, youth, love and romance, marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, family gatherings, last wish, death of father, family, eccentric family, lesbian mother, breakup, jewish, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 492K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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, coming of age, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Seeking Temporary Wife (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frederik is a happy man; he has a girlfriend he loves, a business running smoothely and he is going to be a father. But his happiness proves false. At a party, his girlfriend declares that she will leave him for her true love. Frederik is ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, captivating, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, couples, love, parents and children, divorce, betrayal, frustration, couple relations, fall in love, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 45K
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, siblings relations, living with parents, supportive parent, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, touching, light, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, siblings relations, children, mischievous children, dog, family, family relations, disorder, nothing goes right, farce, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 66K
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, family relations, rescue, suburbs, animal rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 575
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, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, gay parent, family life, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, addiction, custody, family problems, youth, orphan, gay adoption, foster child ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 values, eccentric family, family gatherings, 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 ⇓
50%
 7.1
 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, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, thanksgiving, unity, sister, couple relations, bittersweet, workaholic, couples, family problems, love and romance, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, parents and children, comedy of errors, eccentric family, in-laws, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, hopes, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, family relations, transvestism, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, racism, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%