10 best movies like Muriel's Wedding (1994)

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Movies similar to Muriel's Wedding (1994): What if..., The Black Balloon, The Family Man, Mr. Mom, Pete's Dragon, The Grump, Jingle All the Way 2, Sex After Kids, Mr. Pickles, A Madea Christmas.

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What if... (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, family
CharactersFamily, Losers, Angels
StyleTouching, Soulful, Light, Fascinating, To cry

Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling.

The Black Balloon (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
CharactersAutistic, Teens, Losers
PlotFirst love, Mental disorders
StyleSoulful, Touching, To cry, Gloomy

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

The Family Man (2000)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends, Brides, Losers, Angels
PlotLove, Fate
TimeNew Year
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Touching, To cry, Cute

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

Mr. Mom (1983)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFamily, Losers, Housewives, Parents
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, To cry

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue...

Pete's Dragon (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CharactersFriends, Dragons, Orphans, Family, Wolves, Bears, Rabbits
PlotInvestigation, Adventure
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales... until she meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham's stories. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

The Grump (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryFinland, Iceland
CharactersLosers, Family, Businessmen, Old man, Farmers
PlotLove with age difference

A stubbornly traditional eighty-year-old farmer - whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric - raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sadsack, city-dwelling son and domineering daughter-in-law.

Jingle All the Way 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Reporters
PlotRivalry, Snow, Holidays, Shopping, Cheating
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Unexpected ending

Larry's daughter wants only one thing for Christmas - a talking bear. His daughter's step-dad intends to make sure that Larry can't get one.

Sex After Kids (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersParents, Family, Models
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
StyleSoulful, To cry

An edgy comedy about the sexual adventures in parenthood.

Mr. Pickles (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, comedy, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlaceSmall cities

The Goodman family lives with their lovable pet dog, Mr. Pickles, a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak.

A Madea Christmas (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeachers, Farmers
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.

The Turning (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
PlaceAustralia, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever.

We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersTigers, Parents, Animals
PlotOn real events
StyleBright, Vivid, Touching, Soulful, To cry

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

Simple Simon (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersLosers, Teens, Girlfriends, Autistic
PlotMental disorders
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Fancy

Simon has Asperger's syndrome and doesn't like changes in his life. He lives with his big brother Sam and Sam's girlfriend Frida. When Frida can't stand having to adapt to Simon's peculiarities anymore she takes off, leaving Simon with having to find a new, perfect, girlfriend for his brother.

A Distant Neighborhood (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryBelgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
PlaceSchool, Trains, Small cities
StyleSoulful, To cry, Atmospheric

Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also try to understand the reasons for his father’s mysterious departure. Can you change the past by living it again?

Marmaduke (2010)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrecomedy, family
CharactersFriends, Dogs, Cats, Family, Losers
StyleTo cry

When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.

Life As We Know It (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersParents, Orphans
PlotDeath, Adoption
StyleTouching, Light, To cry, Cute

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 and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.

The Boys Are Back (2009)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
CharactersParents, Journalists
PlotCancer, Depression, On real events
PlaceEngland, Party
StyleTouching, To cry, Inspirational

When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his own philosophies on parenting.

Baarìa (2009)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
PlaceItaly, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Soulful, To cry, Smart

Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual community.

Amreeka (2009)
Markimdb: 7
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan, France, Netherlands
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry

Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi, divorcée Muna Farah leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent their lives with some help from Muna's sister, Raghda, and brother-in-law, Nabeel.

A Serious Man (2009)
Mark5 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersJews, Students, Parents
PlotDivorce, Fate, Dreams

A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.