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Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Romance

Meet The Parents (2000)

A Jewish male nurse plans to ask his live-in girl friend to marry him. However, he learns that her strict father expects to be asked for his daughter's hand before she can accept. Thus begins the visit from Hell as the two travel to meet Mom and Dad, who turns out to be former CIA with a lie detector in the basement. Coincidentally, a sister also has announced her wedding to a young doctor. Of course everything that can go wrong, does, including the disappearance of Dad's beloved Himalayan cat, Jinxie. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  paranoia,  wedding
Locations:airport,  school,  hospital
Characters:jew,  jewish,  priest,  dancer,  nurse,  teacher,  singer
Story:airport security,  polygraph test,  champagne cork,  cia agent,  broken toilet,  clogged toilet,  bomb threat,  cat lover,  pet cat,  male nurse,  grammar school,  nursery school,  mistaken sex scene,  nicotine addiction,  female flight attendant,  heating vent,  kitty litter,  second base,  freudian slip,  nicotine gum,  father dislikes daughter's boyfriend,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  hash pipe,  breast pump,  septic tank,  lost luggage,  cesspool,  offence,  stepping in shit,  disbelieving adult,  catheter,  woodchipper,  drug reference,  profiler,  flowerpot,  polygraph,  mishap,  overbearing father,  frat pack,  milking,  covert,  lie detector,  human ashes,  animal shelter,  wood carving,  gazebo,  wine bottle,  double entendre,  father in law,  vase,  saying grace,  drugstore,  father in law son in law relationship,  screwball comedy,  born again christian,  spray paint,  speedo,  urn,  bag,  metal detector,  mercedes benz,  unsubtitled foreign language,  groping,  male protagonist,  climbing through a window,  volleyball,  pharmacy,  security,  stewardess,  imperative in title,  bong,  engagement ring,  fireman,  music band,  tuxedo,  black eye,  plane,  anxiety,  misunderstanding,  bloody nose,  blockbuster,  nosebleed,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  eavesdropping,  poem,  premarital sex,  cia,  first part,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  champagne,  argument,  chicago illinois,  latex gloves,  marriage proposal,  dinner,  toilet,  mansion,  strap on dildo,  dysfunctional family,  subjective camera,  prayer,  classroom,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bomb,  bikini,  cat,  airplane,  remake,  swimming pool,  fire,  three word title,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  blood

Meet The Fockers (2004)
Comedy, Romance

Meet The Fockers (2004)

Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are as different from them as can be. As asked in the first movie, what sort of people name their son Gaylord M. Focker? (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  wedding
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:jewish,  nurse,  teacher
Story:cia agent,  pet cat,  male nurse,  freudian slip,  frat pack,  double entendre,  father in law son in law relationship,  security,  imperative in title,  music band,  blockbuster,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  cia,  chicago illinois,  latex gloves,  toilet,  dysfunctional family,  bathroom,  cat,  airplane,  three word title,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship

Valentine's Day (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Valentine's Day (2010)

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight? (Read More)

Locations:airport,  school
Story:airport security,  grammar school,  metal detector,  stewardess,  engagement ring,  plane,  marriage proposal,  dinner,  classroom,  bikini,  airplane,  sex

Little Fockers (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Little Fockers (2010)

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam, and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan--including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)--descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:male nurse,  covert,  double entendre,  father in law son in law relationship,  misunderstanding,  chicago illinois,  latex gloves,  dysfunctional family,  cat,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:wealth,  wedding
Locations:hospital
Characters:priest,  nurse
Story:drug reference,  frat pack,  climbing through a window,  fireman,  music band,  dysfunctional family,  swimming pool,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  sex

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Family

Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Locations:airport
Story:broken toilet,  disbelieving adult,  unsubtitled foreign language,  misunderstanding,  eavesdropping,  character's point of view camera shot,  chicago illinois,  subjective camera,  cat,  airplane,  swimming pool,  fire

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, History

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Houston Socialite Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gustav "Gust" Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Characters:jew
Story:cia agent,  covert,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  cia,  mansion,  bikini,  airplane,  swimming pool,  three word title,  cigarette smoking

Wedding Crashers (2005)
Comedy, Romance

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Instead of short-term flings they end up being invited to the Clearys' island estate, and potentially meet the loves of their lives... (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Characters:dancer
Story:frat pack,  screwball comedy,  tuxedo,  bloody nose,  blockbuster,  premarital sex,  champagne,  argument,  marriage proposal,  toilet,  prayer,  bathroom,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  wedding
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  singer
Story:covert,  black eye,  premarital sex,  cia,  marriage proposal,  bathroom,  airplane,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  blood

Along Came Polly (2004)
Comedy, Romance

Along Came Polly (2004)

Reuben Feffer thinks he's found the love of his life but on his honeymoon he discovers her cheating on him with a scuba instructor. Reuben travels back home to get his life on track. On a night out with best pal, Sandy Lyle, Reuben discovers an old school friend, Polly Prince. Reuben feels a connection straight away, and tries constantly to get her to like him. But it's not going to be easy for Reuben, especially when he spends his days calculating risks, and when someone unexpected turns up. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:jew,  dancer,  singer
Story:clogged toilet,  wine bottle,  screwball comedy,  music band,  champagne,  toilet,  prayer,  marijuana,  airplane,  husband wife relationship,  blood

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:airport,  hospital
Story:cia agent,  fireman,  plane,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  eavesdropping,  cia,  toilet,  mansion,  subjective camera,  bikini,  airplane,  three word title,  blood

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:wealth,  wedding
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  nurse,  singer
Story:spray paint,  climbing through a window,  tuxedo,  marriage proposal,  dinner,  marijuana,  swimming pool,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:airport
Characters:jewish,  dancer
Story:double entendre,  eavesdropping,  premarital sex,  chicago illinois,  marriage proposal,  dinner,  bathroom,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  sex

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Locations:airport
Characters:jewish
Story:cia agent,  unsubtitled foreign language,  tuxedo,  cia,  profanity,  champagne,  mansion,  subjective camera,  bomb,  airplane,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  blood

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  nurse,  teacher
Story:engagement ring,  music band,  poem,  chicago illinois,  toilet,  dysfunctional family,  bikini,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:hospital
Characters:jew,  dancer,  teacher
Story:cia agent,  bong,  black eye,  bloody nose,  dinner,  toilet,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bomb,  cat,  fire,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organization from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Story:cia agent,  double entendre,  unsubtitled foreign language,  climbing through a window,  engagement ring,  nosebleed,  cia,  character's point of view camera shot,  champagne,  subjective camera,  bomb,  remake,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  wedding
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer
Story:double entendre,  bong,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  eavesdropping,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  latex gloves,  marriage proposal,  dinner,  toilet,  mansion,  subjective camera,  bomb,  airplane,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charlie Bartlett (2007)

Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he's been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he's in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular - the go-to guy - and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him - listening to kids' problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie's a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school's laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student's overdose, and Charlie's open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid? (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Locations:school
Characters:dancer,  teacher,  singer
Story:nicotine gum,  security,  black eye,  toilet,  mansion,  dysfunctional family,  classroom,  marijuana,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  sex,  blood

Rumor Has It... (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly finally got engaged to fickle Sarah Huttinger, who presents him to her Pasadena family, who all soon take to him, for her sister's wedding to Scott. But Jeff's clever counting makes Sarah realize her dad Earl isn't her biological father. Once movie clues from family indicate as suspect successful author Beau Burroughs, she insists on meeting him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  wedding
Locations:airport
Characters:priest,  dancer
Story:engagement ring,  premarital sex,  dysfunctional family,  bathroom,  airplane,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship

The Wedding Singer (1998) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Music, Romance

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  wedding
Characters:singer
Story:groping,  misunderstanding,  bloody nose,  marriage proposal,  airplane,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encou… (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  teacher,  singer
Story:drugstore,  metal detector,  pharmacy,  tuxedo,  nosebleed,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  champagne,  subjective camera,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  sex

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:priest,  teacher
Story:music band,  blockbuster,  chicago illinois,  marriage proposal,  classroom,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship

The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Romance

The Holiday (2006)

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:airport
Characters:jewish
Story:airport security,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  mercedes benz,  mansion,  airplane,  swimming pool,  father daughter relationship

Garden State (2004) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:airport
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  singer
Story:pet cat,  bong,  anxiety,  mansion,  dysfunctional family,  bathroom,  marijuana,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:paranoia,  wedding
Locations:school
Characters:priest
Story:wine bottle,  engagement ring,  misunderstanding,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  premarital sex,  argument,  marriage proposal,  mansion,  marijuana,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  blood

Maps To The Stars (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Maps To The Stars (2014)

The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the 60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night... Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver Jerome who is also an aspiring actor. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:hospital
Characters:jew,  dancer,  singer
Story:overbearing father,  poem,  profanity,  argument,  toilet,  dysfunctional family,  subjective camera,  airplane,  remake,  swimming pool,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  sex

Caddyshack (1980)
Comedy, Sport

Caddyshack (1980)

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. (Read More)

Characters:priest
Story:speedo,  music band,  bloody nose,  poem,  premarital sex,  first part,  champagne,  marijuana,  bikini,  swimming pool,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex

The Graduate (1967) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:airport
Story:anxiety,  blockbuster,  character's point of view camera shot,  marriage proposal,  dysfunctional family,  subjective camera,  airplane,  swimming pool,  nipples,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:jew,  jewish,  nurse,  singer
Story:drugstore,  anxiety,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  champagne,  subjective camera,  bathroom,  marijuana,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

The Sessions (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Sessions (2012)

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:jew,  priest,  singer
Story:anxiety,  poem,  marriage proposal,  subjective camera,  prayer,  marijuana,  cat,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Due Date (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Due Date (2010)

In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each misadventure being Ethan's ineptness as an adult combined with Peter's resulting temper. The questions become whether they will survive the trip together, and if so if Peter will make it home in time to witness the birth of his and Sarah's first child. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  hospital
Story:airport security,  lost luggage,  metal detector,  stewardess,  bong,  plane,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  bathroom,  marijuana,  airplane,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

A Serious Man (2009) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Drama

A Serious Man (2009)

Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry's wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy's death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers' bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur's criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious - and not always pleasant - ways, as Larry and his family will find out. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Characters:jew,  jewish,  nurse,  teacher,  singer
Story:unsubtitled foreign language,  toilet,  dysfunctional family,  classroom,  bathroom,  marijuana,  cat,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  sex

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  singer
Story:blockbuster,  cia,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  dinner,  bathroom,  bomb,  airplane,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  blood

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:school
Characters:dancer
Story:bong,  tuxedo,  premarital sex,  toilet,  dysfunctional family,  subjective camera,  bathroom,  marijuana,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:priest,  dancer,  nurse,  teacher,  singer
Story:climbing through a window,  music band,  black eye,  bloody nose,  premarital sex,  classroom,  marijuana,  bomb,  fire,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

Terms Of Endearment (1983) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Drama

Terms Of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  wedding
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:teacher
Story:blockbuster,  premarital sex,  dysfunctional family,  marijuana,  swimming pool,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Saved! (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Saved! (2004)

Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian, who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God. And Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle solely out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish girl new to the school, she who was expelled from her last school and is only attending a faith based school as a marginally better option than the alternative. Mary's world starts to fall apart just before the start of the school year when her boyfriend, Dean, admits to her that he thinks he is gay. Mary receives what she believes are messages from God, including one indirectly through Hilary Faye, leading to her thinking she can save Dean by having sex with him, God who will restore her spiritua… (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:jew,  jewish,  singer
Story:drugstore,  born again christian,  spray paint,  pharmacy,  toilet,  prayer,  classroom,  swimming pool,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Body Of Lies (2008)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:airport,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:cia agent,  mercedes benz,  security,  cia,  prayer,  bomb,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Characters:jewish
Story:human ashes,  screwball comedy,  premarital sex,  profanity,  character's point of view camera shot,  toilet,  mansion,  subjective camera,  marijuana,  bikini,  swimming pool,  three word title,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:dancer,  nurse,  singer
Story:saying grace,  climbing through a window,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  argument,  dysfunctional family,  prayer,  classroom,  bathroom,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Accepted (2006)

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. (Read More)

Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:teacher,  singer
Story:wood carving,  anxiety,  cia,  classroom,  bathroom,  bikini,  swimming pool,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  sex

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. (Read More)

Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:teacher
Story:cat lover,  climbing through a window,  imperative in title,  eavesdropping,  dinner,  classroom,  bathroom,  cat,  swimming pool,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  blood

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Comedy, Sci-fi

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle, he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spaceship. When he hears that the exactly same type of shuttle is scheduled for a moon flight soon, he breaks out to hinder the launch. Aboard, Ted finds his ex-ex Elaine Dickinson working as stewardess again and her fiance Simon, a member of the committee that wants the Mayflower I to be launched. In flight, the ship's computer ROK 9000 takes control, killing the crew. Ted and Elaine manage to switch it off, and now it is up to Ted again to save the passengers' lives - if there only wouldn't be these flashbacks to the war and these people who know Ted and have no faith in his abilities at all. (Read More)

Locations:airport
Characters:priest
Story:mishap,  stewardess,  plane,  bomb,  airplane

Imagine Me & You (2005) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Imagine Me & You (2005)

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:school
Characters:dancer
Story:father in law son in law relationship,  tuxedo,  champagne,  toilet,  airplane,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Locations:airport
Story:cia agent,  unsubtitled foreign language,  bong,  engagement ring,  bloody nose,  nosebleed,  cia,  marriage proposal,  airplane,  fire,  blood

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:security,  tuxedo,  blockbuster,  premarital sex,  latex gloves,  mansion,  bomb,  airplane,  swimming pool,  blood

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Locations:school
Characters:priest,  teacher,  singer
Story:gazebo,  born again christian,  bloody nose,  dinner,  prayer,  classroom,  marijuana,  swimming pool,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

I Love You, Man (2009) is one of the best movies like Meet The Parents (2000)
Comedy, Romance

I Love You, Man (2009)

Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancee. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Story:stepping in shit,  engagement ring,  tuxedo,  eavesdropping,  champagne,  chicago illinois,  marriage proposal,  subjective camera,  marijuana,  sex

Two Days In Paris (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two Days In Paris (2007)

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer
Story:fireman,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  premarital sex,  cat,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

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