Movies like The Chumscrubber

If you like "The Chumscrubber" you are looking for surreal, dark humor and bleak movies about / with suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age and teenager themes of Comedy and Drama genre shot in USA or Germany.
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The Chumscrubber
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. Everyone in town is too self consumed to worry about anything else than themselves. And everybody is on some form of drug just to get through their days.
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, clever, humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, cynical, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age, teenager, drinking, death, drugs/alcohol, rock, suburban life, drugs, teenagers, psychiatry, loneliness, depression, bullying, teenage life, adolescence, life philosophy, suburbs, addiction, storytelling, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Welcome to the Dollhouse
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, bleak and clever films with plots about drinking, loneliness, depression, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Chumscrubber: Life During Wartime (2009), The Way Way Back (2013), Thumbsucker (2005), Igby Goes Down (2002), Men, Women & Children (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Life During Wartime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
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Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
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The Way Way Back
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, mentor, dysfunctional family, loneliness, divorce, parenthood, vacation, coming-of-age, theme park ...
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Thumbsucker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, depression, loneliness, youth, teenager, drinking, self discovery, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
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Igby Goes Down
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, witty, talky, intellectual ...
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Men, Women & Children
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Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, interesting, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: realistic, stylized, surreal, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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    User:   71%
 
World's Greatest Dad
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, coming of age, friendship, runaway, on the road, suburbs, social misfits, relationships, mentor, human nature, adolescence, cars ...
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Shrink
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: depression, suicide, hollywood, psychiatrist, marijuana, death, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, weed, character study, hospital, human nature ...
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Palindromes
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Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, psychological, semi serious ...
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Audience: teens
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Lonesome Jim
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Country: USA
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Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, semi serious, gloomy, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, depression, drinking, drugs, hospital, introspection, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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Trust
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
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The New Age
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Spanking the Monkey
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, addiction, drug abuse, death, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, mental illness, drinking, depression, road trip, loneliness, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
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Imaginary Heroes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, depression, marijuana, infidelity, high school, hospital, adultery, drugs, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Bad Words
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Hesher
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, dark humor, gloomy, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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