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The Door in the Floor (2004)
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The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, touching, clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: book, fainting, summer, beach, infidelity, innocence, assistant, writer's life, cheating wife, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, mistress, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family problems, loss of son, haunted by the past, couples, death in the family, dealing with death, loss of child, crumbling marriage, desire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, talky and harsh films with plots about storytelling, dysfunctional family, dialogue, relationships, family relations, catastrophe and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Door in the Floor: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Short Cuts (1993), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Winter Passing (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, yuppie, therapist, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, sexual perversion, sexual tension, loner ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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83%
 7.7
 39K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, gloomy, sexual, captivating, tense ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, party, loss of loved one, artist, earthquake, fishing, cellist, helicopter, hit by a car ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, transsexual, school dance, pimp, friendship, prom, small town, couple relations, love and romance, friends, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, family life, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: audition, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, dull life, life is a bitch, introspection, lifestyle, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, typewriter, love, sex, wrestler, wrestling, writer's life, eccentric family, promiscuity, single parent, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 13K
Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, witty, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, divorce, first love, marital problem, american dream, adultery, marriage, violence, family, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
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: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, artist, love triangle, mistress, drug dealing, mental illness, addiction, unfulfillment, siblings relations, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, connecticut, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 1K
Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexual, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, nurse, infidelity, sex, friendship, obsession, family relations, nosy, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, breakup, last wish, family problems, eccentric family, death in the family, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, secret, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, estrangement, train ride, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, intern, family relations, love and romance, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, rough, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love triangle, small town, masturbation, estrangement, thanksgiving, virgin, orgasm, infidelity, adultery, cheating, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two women confront their boyfriend, a two-timing actor who professed eternal love to each.
Style: talky, sexual, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love, revenge, actor, loft, betrayal, parents and children, couple relations, romance, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, talky, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, stalking, single parent, dog, neighbor, stalker, alzheimer's disease, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, suburban life, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family life, love affair, love and romance, starting over, marriage, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, inheritance, cheating wife, dying mother, coma, estate, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, parenthood, family problems, health situation, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, drunkenness, chance meeting, rooftop, infidelity, suburbs, self discovery, midlife crisis, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, clever ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
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The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, emotional, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, neighbor, thanksgiving, innocence lost, mate swapping, coming of age, guilt, infidelity, generation gap, storm, marijuana, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Five Senses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three sets of tenants in a live/work building have daily lives and/or current stories acutely involving one or more of the five senses.
Style: touching, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: fainting, missing child, voyeurism, love triangle, family problems, looking for love, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, parents and children, missing person, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: milan italy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, lifestyle, introspection, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
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36%
Life During Wartime (2009)
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).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, crumbling marriage, family relations, haunted by the past, perversion, sexual perversion, obsession, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
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35%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, masturbation, poetry, lie, student, rejection, workplace, parents and children, workplace situations, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, family business, infidelity, crime, therapy, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, crimes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Hesher (2010)
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, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, stranger, arson, dysfunctional character, depression, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, bully, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 45K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%