10 best movies like The Boys Are Back (2009)

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Movies similar to The Boys Are Back (2009): My Sister's Keeper, Marley & Me, Because of Winn-Dixie, That's Life!, Da geht noch was!, Sex After Kids, Stuck in Love, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, We Bought a Zoo, Please Give.

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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
CharactersLawyers, Surgeons, Parents, Terminally ill
PlotCancer, Death
StyleTo cry, Touching

Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

Marley & Me (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CharactersDogs, Writers, Family, Friends, Journalists, Parents
PlotMoving, Divorce, On real events
StyleTouching, To cry

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersAnimals, Family, Dogs, Friends, Monkeys
PlotDepression, Religious, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Small cities
StyleTouching, To cry

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

That's Life! (1986)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTerminally ill, Priests
PlotCancer, Depression
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.

Da geht noch was! (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
StyleTo cry

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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.

Stuck in Love (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersWriters, Teens, Family, Parents
PlotFirst love, Depression, Love
StyleTouching, Cute

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersLawyers, Single mothers
PlotDivorce, Motorcycles, Love
StyleTo cry, Touching

A conservative lawyer named Diane takes her two teenage children Jake and Zoe to meet their estranged, hippie grandmother in Woodstock after her husband asks for a divorce.

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.

Please Give (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry, Smart

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

We Are Family (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genredrama, family
CountryIndia, Australia
PlotRivalry, Cancer, Divorce, Death
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleTo cry, Touching

Maya is the perfect mother. Her life revolves around her three children, Aleya, Ankush, and Anjali. Who thinks nothing much then the world of her. Despite being divorced from her husband, Aman. Maya has ensured that everything runs smoothly in her house, under her watch, and that they continue to remain a happy family unit. However, when Aman introduces his girlfriend, Shreya a career oriented woman, who has a lot to learn about children's, to the family, the situation immediately takes an unexpected turn. When an incident changes their lives drastically, bringing the two women under the same roof, they find themselves putting to test an unusual situation; can two mothers make a home?

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.

Letters to God (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, family
CharactersGods, Friends, Family, Terminally ill
PlotCancer, Love, On real events
StyleSoulful, To cry

A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and inspiring hope among everyone he comes in contact. An unsuspecting substitute postman, with a troubled life of his own, becomes entangled in the boy's journey and his family by reading the letters. They inspire him to seek a better life for himself and his own son he's lost through his alcohol addiction.

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.

Everybody's Fine (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
PlotHolidays, Travel, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Touching, Light

Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. As he visits each one in turn, Frank finds that his children's lives are not quite as picture-perfect as they've made them out to be.

City Island (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersActors, Students, Parents
PlotMystery, Cheating
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, To cry

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotDepression, Love with age difference
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute, Fancy

The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.

The Game Plan (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Bachelors, Dogs, Parents
StyleTo cry, Inspirational

Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.

Popstar (2005)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 2.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CharactersLosers, Teens, Friends, Family
PlaceSchool, England
StyleTo cry

A teenage girls life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a popstar.

In Her Shoes (2005)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
PlotDeath, Money, Shopping
PlaceParty, Hotels, Beach
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni Collette). After Maggie's disruptive ways ruin her sister's love life, Rose turns her out as well. But when their grandmother, who they never knew existed, comes into their lives, the sisters face some complicated truths about themselves and their family.