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: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, surreal, semi serious
Plot: chase, mama's boy, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, satire, couples, eccentric family, cowardliness, prostitute, sex scene, striptease, psychiatrist, stalking, theater, voyeur, adultery, parents, flying, dysfunctional family, agoraphobia, father son relationship, television, farce ...
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, parents and children, love and romance, family life, satire and eccentric family mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Abel: The Funeral (1984), Neighbors (1981), 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: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, culture clash, love and romance, clergy, dealing with death, midlife crisis, golden years, family problems, suburban life, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
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95%
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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: cult film, humorous, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, friendship, suburbs, farce, couples, friends, disorder, silly humor, school, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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77%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: royal family, state affairs, head of state, couples, family relations, manipulation, parents and children, royal court, manipulations, favoritism among siblings, divorce, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: humorous, offbeat, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: satire, culture clash, fish out of water, parents and children, performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, disorder, estrangement, communication problem, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: offbeat, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: relocation, house, love and romance, society, social differences, couples, family relations, property, moving
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
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72%
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, profanity, coming of age, love and romance, immigrants, youth, society, couples, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
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71%
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Waiter (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Edgar works as a waiter in 'Het Westen', a restaurant. He is married and has a lover. His neighbors terrorize him with loud music and garbage. One day after he is mistreated by some customers he is sick of it all and goes to talk to his ...
Style: dark humor, captivating, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, dull life, destiny, midlife crisis, unsupportive coworkers, family relations, change of luck, starting over, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lovers, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: ghost, death, artist, surrealism, graphic violence, disorder, church, family relations, couples, farce, goofy hero, singleness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: rabbi, eccentric family, social differences, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, couples, estrangement, parents and children, coming of age, satire, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new mexico, los angeles
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67%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, love and romance, contests and competitions, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, offbeat, clever, talky, witty ...
Plot: greed, satire, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, revenge, wedding, money, dowry, parent child relationship, daughter, wealth ...
Time: 70s
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64%
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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: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, family relations, dysfunctional family, suburban life, family life, eccentric family, parents and children, death in the family, siblings relations, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland
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63%
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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: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: zoophilia, family problems, animal life, satire, unlikely couple, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder, obsession, farce, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dark humor, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, life is a bitch, family problems, reunion, siblings relations, family life, eccentric family, estate, terminal illness, parents and children, deathbed ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dark humor, sexy, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: butcher, misfit, social misfits, society, unfulfillment, social relations, escape from reality, couples, nosy, estrangement, satire, sexual content ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, vengeance, family life, working class, babies and infants, youth, clergy, society, love and romance, social differences, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, farce, ghost, dysfunctional family, love and romance, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, radio, mental illness, disorder, family problems ...
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, family relations, family life, haunted by the past, friendship, friends, parents and children, hopes, youth, father son relationship, society, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, latin america, argentina, poland, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, prank, nothing goes right, youth, eccentric family, family life, couple relations, father son relationship, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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60%
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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: humorous, surreal, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: family problems, destiny, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, down on your luck, hopes, couples, multiple storylines, little boy, cockroach, restaurant owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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59%
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: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, miraculous event, self discovery, pregnancy, parents and children, switching roles, farce, satire, gender, babies and infants, family relations, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
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56%
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: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: rabbi, restaurant, romance, love and romance, loan, family relations, friends, religions or cults, couples, society, clergy, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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56%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: adolescent boy, family relations, friendship, coming of age, eccentric family, romance, youth, graduation, teenage life, teenage boy, satire, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: sentimental, humorous, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, adultery, suburban life, family life, couple relations, bittersweet, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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50%
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Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, rich and poor, couples, social relations, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, misfit, social differences, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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47%
Father and Sons (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Léo, un vieux père de famille ancien représentant de commerce, est prêt à tout pour retrouver l'affection de ses trois fils, David, Max et Simon. Il va même jusqu'à invoquer une maladie et une intervention chirurgicale pour les ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, eccentric family, family life, family gatherings, unemployment, father son relationship, fake illness, bittersweet, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec, canada, paris france, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mama is boos! (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Gisberts couple at the end of the film Schatjes! with their car in a large hole in the highway driving, which is then surfaced, the film begins with the father's wake, which appears to have dreamed all this. Although the children are sent ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, disorder, parents separation, couples, silly humor, farce, profanity, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: family relations, bowling, disorder, greed, family gatherings, inheritance, vandalism, eccentric family, parents and children, cons and scams, wealth, money ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: cons and scams, family life, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, goofy hero, social misfits, misfit, crime, parody, pursuit, train conductor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy
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46%
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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, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, dysfunctional family, pornography, suburbs, abortion, satire, strangulation, family relations, foot fetish, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%