Netflix’s You People sees a couple contending with each other’s families and the differences in their respective cultures bring to the table.
Ezra and Amira fall in love with each other, and six months into their relationship, they decide to finally introduce their respective families to each other. A Jewish family and a Black Muslim family sit across each other, and the two cultures clash, kicking off hilarity in Netflix’s You People.
Here are 8 other movies like You People that all deal with similar premises, genres, and themes:
Meet the Parents
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Owen Wilson, Nicole DeHuff
Greg Focker decides to propose to his girlfriend, Pam Byrnes. However, when they have to attend her sister’s wedding at her parent’s home in Long Island, Greg decides it to be better if he impresses her parents first and then pops the question.
He finds that incredibly difficult when his luggage, which has the engagement ring, doesn’t make it out of the airport, on top of which his first impressions utterly fail to make an impact on Pam’s father.
Meet the Fockers
Cast: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Teri Polo, Barbara Streisand, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner
Greg and Pam are engaged but before they tie the knot, their respective families meet and this union proves to be the cause of more comical strife and drama as the dynamics of the two families are severely at odds with each other.
The way the two families at the center of Meet the Fockers differ from each other in terms of their cultures, habits, and expectations, is quite similar to the cultural differences and expectations the central families in You People have.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Dutch, Megan Mullally, Keegan Michael-Key, Kaley Cuoco, Griffin Gluck
Why Him? sees a father develop a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young and filthy rich boyfriend. Pitting Bryan Cranston’s Ned Fleming against Franco’s Laird Mayhew, the film is a romantic comedy where the love between two young people faces the hurdle of parental intervention.
Laird wishes to pop the big question to Ned’s daughter, but when Ned beholds all the dreadful displays of opulence and wealth, he decides to do anything to stop Laird from asking for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Father of the Bride
Cast: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Kieran Culkin, George Newbern, Martin Short
George is a successful man and a happy one too, with a lovely wife and lovely kids. However, when his daughter returns home from Europe after her graduation, announcing that she’s engaged to someone she’s been familiar with for only three months, George struggles to accept this new pace of things.
Annie’s fiance, Bryan Mackenzie is a decent young man and while Annie’s mother approves of him, George can’t bring himself to like him, eventually recognizing that it’s all because he doesn’t want to let go of his daughter just yet.
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Kristin Chenoweth, Tim McGraw, Katy Mixon, Jon Favreau
Lovers Brad and Kate have always, without fail, avoided their family Christmases, which is understandable since all their parents are divorced.
However, this tradition comes to an end when they’re left with no choice but to visit each of their four divorced parents’ Christmases, one by one.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantin, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Louis Mandylor
Toula, a Greek woman, falls in love with Ian, a non-Greek man, but before their wedding, Toula must get her family to accept Ian. Meanwhile, she also comes to terms with her own heritage and cultural identity.
The cultural differences between Toula’s family and Ian instantly mark the film with a shade of context very similar to one of You People.
Crazy Rich Asians
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Rachel Chu, Nick Young, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno
Crazy Rich Asians sees an American-born Chinese economics professor attend a wedding in Singapore, and witness a whole new world rife with the richest families and famous individuals.
When Rachel meets her boyfriend Nick’s family, she finds herself bewildered at his family and its ginormous amount of wealth and power. While affluence and wealth may not be the ones, culture shock and familial drama are surely two major themes that the film shares with Netflix’s You People.
The Big Sick
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar
Two lovers must contend with their respective families and the clashing cultures they hail from, giving birth to various moments of tension, awkwardness, and hilarity.
Kumail plays a Pakistan-born comedian who falls in love with a grad student Emily, but when she contracts a mysterious illness, he must transverse through the cultural shock from her family, the burden of expectations from his own family, as well as his own feelings.
There are some obvious and stark similarities that the film shares with You People, from the genres, subgenres, and even the culture clash at the story’s center that it proffers.