Movies like Chinese Coffee

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Chinese Coffee (2000)
 7.1
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Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a work of semi-fiction based on their longtime friendship. Although he initially denies having read it, Jake later attacks it on aesthetic grounds, and deep-seated feelings of betrayal and jealousy surface and lead to a traumatic confrontation.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, writer's life, introspection, prodigy, lifestyle, human nature, unsuccessful, betrayal, crumbling marriage, up and down relationship, jealousy, artists and showbiz, urban, couples, creative block, actor's life, city life, writing, chinatown, writers, bartender, mask, coffee shop ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Chinese Coffee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and talky films with plots about couples, human nature, unfulfillment, friendship, introspection, lifestyle and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Chinese Coffee: A Doll's House (1973), Particles of Truth (2003), Rich and Famous (1981), Scent of a Woman (1992), Chelsea Walls (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: working class, introspection, social differences, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, gender, society, human nature, loneliness, feminism, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, introspection, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, aging, rising to stardom, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, betrayal, opposites attract, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, mentor, human nature, blind character, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, change of heart, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: serious, touching, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, drug abuse, looking for love, addiction, human nature, couple relations, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 406
Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, dysfunctional family, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, on the road, hopes, interracial relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, human nature, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, human nature, reunion, best friends, betrayal, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: clever, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, unfulfillment, society, elderly, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, golden years, couples, family relations, family problems, uninvited guest ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, city life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, coin, loyalty, poker game, tantrum, station wagon, gun, rainstorm, trust, robbery, revenge, broken glass ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, estrangement, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family life, self discovery, family relations, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, talky, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: aging, obsessed fan, opening night, alcoholic, human nature, couple relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 3K
Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, liberal, friends, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 327
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, soldier, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, family relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, couples, family relations, family problems, love and romance, betrayal, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 975
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couples, gender, crimes, urban, city life, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 807
The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, couples, under the surface, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual relations, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, writer's life, lifestyle, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.2
 455
Ice Men (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: For the first time since taking possession of the family cabin, Vaughn has invited his best friends up for a winter weekend of hunting and drinking. But the arrival of unexpected visitors turns a simple getaway into two days of life-changing turmoil.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, sincere
Plot: introspection, youth, betrayal, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, reunion, estrangement, gays and lesbians, buddies, contests and competitions, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 536
A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail. A modern version of Ibsen's play.
Style: sincere, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: women's rights, friendship, feminism, couple relations, family in crisis, introspection, strong female presence, unfulfillment, gender, crumbling marriage, society, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, social differences, couple relations, human nature, working class, friendship, family relations, power relations, family problems, couples, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, talky, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, love triangle, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, actor's life, theater, showbiz, destiny, family in crisis, infidelity, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, addiction, infidelity, love and romance, life is a bitch, split personality, dishonesty, dull life, couples, city life, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 208
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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