Movies like Abel 1986

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Abel (1986)
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Abel (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An extremely weird comedy about the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home. After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. After that trouble starts and Abel is thrown out into the street.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, witty, semi serious, offbeat, hot
Plot: chase, mama's boy, family relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, couples, satire, eccentric family, cowardice, prostitute, striptease, sex scene, stalking, adultery, psychiatrist, theater, parents, television, agoraphobia, voyeur, dysfunctional family, flying, fish, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about family relations, couples, love and romance, parents and children, family life, eccentric family and satire mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Abel: The Funeral (1984), The Northerners (1992), Royal Palace (2005), I Want to Go Home (1989), The Chain (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Funeral (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: society, family problems, clergy, love and romance, dealing with death, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, golden years, satire, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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95%
The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Plot: butcher, estrangement, family relations, couples, dark humor, dull life, nosy, escape from reality, social relations, sexual content, society, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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91%
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Royal Palace (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eugenia is the queen of an imaginary European country. When her husband dies, quite unexpectedly, the country is left without a king. According to the law, the new king needs to be married so that leaves out the eldest son. Her youngest son, Prince ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: royal family, manipulation, state affairs, head of state, family relations, couples, parents and children, royal court, favoritism among siblings, divorce, palaces castles and temples, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
I Want to Go Home (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland now largely forgotten at home, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris about the comic strip (bande dessinée) which features his work. He also hopes to be reconciled ...
Style: biting, surreal, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, family relations, communication problem, estrangement, disorder, performer's life, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Chain (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: house, relocation, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, social differences, property, moving
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, family problems, family relations, couples, love triangle, parents and children, city life, family life, eccentric family, teenage life, haunted by the past, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, realistic
Plot: rabbi, eccentric family, social differences, couples, lifestyle, family gatherings, family life, estrangement, parents and children, coming of age, satire, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Life in the Fast Lane (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, surreal, biting ...
Plot: ghost, artist, death, surrealism, eccentric family, singleness, graphic violence, farce, romance, starting over, love and romance, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, friendship, suburban life, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, silly humor, disorder, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, human nature, contests and competitions, love and romance, parents and children, family life, looking for love, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Passed Away (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: pregnancy, midlife crisis, family relations, elderly, love and romance, nothing goes right, single parent, golden years, clergy, suburbs, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, siblings relations, dark humor, life is a bitch, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, estate, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
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64%
Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (apparently) contented children. The other family is poor, with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, cynical, witty ...
Plot: family relations, class differences, switched at birth, social differences, family life, working class, vengeance, society, babies and infants, youth, clergy, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: farce, estate, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, terminal illness, eccentric family, parents and children, lifestyle, dark humor, power relations, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, ghost, dysfunctional family, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, radio, fish out of water, parents and children, mental illness, family life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Lost Embrace (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina, France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where his mother has a lingerie shop and his brother runs an ...
Style: semi serious, touching, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family life, haunted by the past, friends, hopes, youth, friendship, parents and children, father son relationship, jewess, polish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, argentina, latin america, poland, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Bug (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A small boy squashing an insect sets in motion a series of events, large and small, that include a lost restaurant reservation, a drunken fender-bender, disruption of basic cable television service, and more than one relationship falling apart. One ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: family problems, destiny, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, down on your luck, couple relations, hopes, multiple storylines, breakup, fortune cookie, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Max mon amour (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French wife takes a zoo chimp named Max to be her lover.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: zoophilia, bestiality, animal sex, dark humor, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, interspecies sex, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, restaurant, family relations, couples, loan, religions or cults, friends, love and romance, romance, clergy, society, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love Thy Neighbor (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, suburbs, couple relations, suburban life, love affair, family life, family relations, family problems, couples, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marco Mazzetti (Marcello Mastroianni), a driving instructor, lives with his wife Irène (Catherine Deneuve) and their young. After a series of dizzy spells, he goes to the doctor and discovers that he is four-month pregnant. Marco then becomes ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting, witty ...
Plot: pregnant man, switching roles, gender, babies and infants, self discovery, pregnancy, farce, miraculous event, parents and children, gender bending, midlife crisis, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Placid Lake has always been different. As an odd fish in a sea of mediocrity, his brilliant ideas are bound to get him into more trouble than success. So when he finds himself flying off the school roof and breaking every bone in his body on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, romance, youth, eccentric family, graduation, teenage life, teenage boy, friends, insurance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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51%
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Greedy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Meet the McTeagues. They've come to stake a claim in their wealthy uncle's will… only he's not dead yet!
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: eccentric family, bowling, family relations, disorder, greed, family gatherings, inheritance, vandalism, psychological manipulation, parents and children, cons and scams, grandfather ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, social differences, infidelity, couples, misfit, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, social relations, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Flodder 3 (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Back from their trip abroad, the family must meet the people of the neighborhood while preparing for the 25th anniversary of Zonnedael. Ma falls in love with a bum that is not exactly what he seems to be.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: neighbor, family relations, disorder, love and romance, femme fatale, fall in love, family gatherings, eccentric family, family life, chaos, shepherd, conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When Do We Eat? (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad (Michael Lerner) who's as tough on his sons as his father (Jack Klugman) is on him. On this night, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family gatherings, nothing goes right, youth, prank, couple relations, family life, eccentric family, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cafe Express (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian laborer (Nino Manfredi) foils anyone who tries to stop him from selling espresso on the Milan-to-Naples train.
Style: realistic, parody, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, cons and scams, family life, dishonesty, crimes, goofy hero, social misfits, misfit, surgical operation, theft, thief, coffee ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Miser (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on Molière's play. The children of Harpagon, Cléante and his sister Elise, are each in love but they still haven't spoken to their father yet. Harpagon is a miser who wants to choose the right man and the right woman for his ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, talky, humorous ...
Plot: wealth, greed, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, satire, daughter, parent child relationship, revenge, money, wedding, dowry ...
Time: 70s, 17th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: couples, family problems, family life, family relations, couple relations, disorder, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, african american protagonist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, dysfunctional family, suburbs, abortion, family relations, strangulation, satire, foot fetish, graphic violence, love and romance, society, perversion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%