Movies like A Delicate Balance

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A Delicate Balance (1973)
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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 balance in their lives, held together by habit, shared memories, and considerable consumption of dry martinis.
Style: psychological, tense, clever, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, best friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, destiny, alcohol abuse, family life, midlife crisis, suburbs, elderly, family problems, uninvited guest, society, couples, family gatherings, lifestyle, introspection, suburban life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, family in crisis, divorced woman ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, connecticut

Most similar movies to A Delicate Balance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and talky films with plots about family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, unfulfillment, parents and children and crumbling marriage mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Delicate Balance: Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), All You Need (2001), Coast to Coast (2003), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984), The Turning (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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94%
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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 ⇓
73%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: estate, alcohol abuse, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, gender, sexual dysfunction, family relations, estrangement ...
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, psychopath, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, obsession, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
64%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, writer's life, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dysfunctional family drama. Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim (Jim Carrey) try to cope with life. Fox movie of the week.
Style: gloomy, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, suburbs, dysfunctional family, coming out, family relations, family problems, thirtysomething life, couples, unfulfillment, youth, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
57%
 6.0
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, infidelity, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
 6.1
 418
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, unlikely couple, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 281
In Celebration (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: reunion, family gatherings, family relations, wedding anniversary, return, love and romance, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: alcoholic, poverty, farm, family in crisis, unemployment, countryside, midlife crisis, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, deadend life, couples, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 1K
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
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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 ⇓
48%
 6.5
 9K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, couples, adultery, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Glass Menagerie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, family relations, collection, suburbs, parents and children, suburban life, society, romance, unfulfillment, dull life, family gatherings ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, brother sister relationship, family relations, cripple, collection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, train ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, alienation, reconciliation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, family gatherings, parents and children, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, family relations, love and romance, single parent, looking for love, couple relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, secretary, addiction, alcoholic, drinking, public relations, violence, party, romance, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, college dropout, homecoming, alcohol abuse, gender, family relations, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 538
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, breakup, family problems, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 633
Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, couple relations, introspection, society, unfulfillment, anniversary, dinner, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%