20 Movies Like Our Idiot Brother

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Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 72 wins & 112 nominations total
Writer: Michael Arndt
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Little Miss Sunshine” is a comedy-drama film about a dysfunctional family who embarks on a road trip to support their young daughter’s dream of participating in a beauty pageant. Along the way, they confront their own personal issues and learn the importance of family and individuality.

Juno

Juno
Juno
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 90 wins & 101 nominations total
Writer: Diablo Cody
Actors: Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Juno movie is about a teenage girl named Juno who becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption. Throughout her journey, she navigates the complexities of relationships, love, and growing up.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age film about a shy and introverted teenager named Charlie who navigates high school, friendships, love, and mental health struggles with the help of his new friends Sam and Patrick. Through a series of letters, Charlie explores themes of identity, acceptance, and the transformative power of human connection.

Garden State

Garden State
Garden State
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 13 wins & 39 nominations
Writer: Zach Braff
Actors: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman
Language: English, Klingon
Country: United States
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The Garden State movie is about a struggling actor who returns to his hometown in New Jersey for his mother’s funeral, where he reconnects with old friends and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love.

500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 17 wins & 58 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend
Language: English, French, Swedish
Country: United States
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“500 Days of Summer” is a romantic comedy-drama that follows the nonlinear narrative of Tom Hansen’s relationship with Summer Finn, exploring themes of love, heartbreak, and the complexities of modern-day romance. Through a series of vignettes, it depicts the ups and downs of their relationship, ultimately challenging conventional notions of love and happily ever after.

Adventureland

Adventureland
Adventureland
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Greg Mottola
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Adventureland” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama set in the summer of 1987, following a recent college graduate who takes a job at a local amusement park to save money for graduate school. As he navigates the challenges of working at Adventureland, he forms new friendships, experiences love and heartbreak, and learns valuable life lessons along the way.

The Way Way Back

The Way Way Back
The Way Way Back
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 31 nominations
Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Way Way Back” is a coming-of-age film about a shy and introverted teenager named Duncan who finds solace and self-discovery while working at a water park during a summer vacation with his mother’s boyfriend’s family. Through his experiences at the water park, Duncan learns to embrace his individuality and gain confidence in himself.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed
Safety Not Guaranteed
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 86 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Derek Connolly
Actors: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Safety Not Guaranteed” is a sci-fi comedy film about a magazine intern who joins a team investigating a classified ad seeking a time travel companion, and the unexpected connections they form along the way. It explores themes of love, belief, and the power of imagination.

Lars and the Real Girl

Lars and the Real Girl
Lars and the Real Girl
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 36 nominations total
Writer: Nancy Oliver
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Canada
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“Lars and the Real Girl” is about a socially awkward man named Lars who forms a unique bond with a life-sized doll that he believes is his girlfriend, as his community comes together to support him and help him heal. The film explores themes of loneliness, acceptance, and the power of human connection.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age film that follows the story of a charismatic high school senior, Sutter Keely, as he navigates the complexities of love, friendship, and self-discovery. When he meets a shy and introverted girl named Aimee Finecky, their unexpected romance forces Sutter to confront his own personal demons and confront the realities of growing up.

The Descendants

The Descendants
The Descendants
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Descendants” is a drama film that follows a Hawaiian landowner, Matt King, as he grapples with family dynamics and difficult decisions after his wife is left in a coma. As he navigates his responsibilities as a father and the future of his family’s ancestral land, Matt embarks on a journey of self-discovery and forgiveness.

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Are All Right
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 29 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
Actors: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“The Kids Are All Right” is a comedy-drama film about a lesbian couple whose two teenage children seek out their sperm donor father, causing unexpected complications in their family dynamic. The film explores themes of identity, family, and the complexities of relationships.

Beginners

Beginners
Beginners
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 36 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: Mike Mills
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Beginners” is a heartfelt film that explores the complex relationship between a man and his father, who comes out as gay at the age of 75, and the impact this revelation has on their lives. Through flashbacks and present-day scenes, the movie delves into themes of love, loss, and self-discovery as the son navigates his own romantic journey.

The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamentals of Caring
The Fundamentals of Caring
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 nominations
Writer: Rob Burnett, Jonathan Evison
Actors: Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a comedy-drama film about a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy who embarks on a road trip with his new caregiver, as they both learn about friendship, independence, and the power of human connection.”

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: Josh Radnor
Actors: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Liberal Arts movie is about a 35-year-old man who returns to his alma mater and falls for a 19-year-old student, forcing him to confront his own nostalgia and fear of growing up. The film explores themes of love, identity, and the complexities of relationships.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Actors: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Jeff, Who Lives at Home” is a comedy-drama film about a man named Jeff who, while searching for meaning in his life, embarks on a series of unexpected adventures after receiving a mysterious phone call. Alongside his brother, they navigate through quirky situations that ultimately lead them to a profound realization about life and family.

The Art of Getting By

The Art of Getting By
The Art of Getting By
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 83 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Gavin Wiesen
Actors: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Art of Getting By” is a coming-of-age drama about a high school student named George, who struggles with apathy and existential questions about life until he forms a connection with a fellow classmate, Sally, leading him to confront his fears and embrace his artistic talents.”

The Station Agent

The Station Agent
The Station Agent
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award29 wins & 31 nominations total
Writer: Tom McCarthy
Actors: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Station Agent” is a drama film that follows a socially isolated man with dwarfism who inherits an abandoned train station. As he settles into his new surroundings, he forms unexpected friendships with the eclectic residents of the small town, ultimately finding acceptance and a sense of belonging.

The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom
The Brothers Bloom
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Rian Johnson
Actors: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo
Language: English, French, Czech, Japanese
Country: United States
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“The Brothers Bloom” is a comedic adventure film about two con artist brothers who plan to swindle a wealthy heiress but find themselves caught up in unexpected twists and turns. As they navigate through their elaborate scheme, they question their own identities and the true meaning of their lives.

The Savages

The Savages
The Savages
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 17 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: Tamara Jenkins
Actors: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
Language: English, German, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“The Savages” is a dark comedy-drama film that follows the dysfunctional relationship between two estranged siblings who are forced to take care of their elderly father suffering from dementia. As they navigate their own personal issues and confront the challenges of caregiving, they must confront their past and find a way to come together.

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