Movies like The Door in the Floor

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The Door in the Floor (2004)
 6.6
 16K
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, melancholic, touching, reflective, erotic, sexy, thought provoking, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, cheating wife, infidelity, older woman younger man sex, dysfunctional family, writer's life, masturbation, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, loneliness, secrets, family problems, haunted by the past, coping, loss of child, crumbling marriage, loss of son, artists and showbiz, sex scene, art, literature, sexual content, extramarital affair, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to The Door in the Floor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and dramatic films with plots about dysfunctional family, storytelling, relationships, marriage, dialogue, loneliness and family problems mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Door in the Floor: Short Cuts (1993), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Life During Wartime (2009), Lymelife (2008), The Descendants (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 45K
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: depressing, talky, philosophical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: multiple storylines, infidelity, redemption, suicide, waitress, destruction of property, loss of loved one, life philosophy, character study, fishing, party, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, homecoming, death of father, family, jewish, family gatherings, family relations, loneliness, life & death, last wish, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: disturbing, psychological, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, loneliness, family relations, character study, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, incest, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, new jersey, israel, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 14K
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: sexy, talky, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, love, family, marital problem, american dream, first love, violence, marriage, teenage love, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: sexy, bleak, harsh, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, transsexual, lgbt, gay, high school, small town, lgbtq, hospital, teenager, father son relationship, solitude, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, new york state, chicago illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 242K
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, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, poignant ...
Plot: infidelity, father daughter relationship, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, cheating wife, dying mother, marriage, family relations, family, estate, bittersweet, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: sexy, clever, thought provoking, cerebral, romantic ...
Plot: obsession, suicide attempt, romance, life & death, culture clash, dysfunctional family, life, crime gone awry, life philosophy, character study, doctors, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, depressing, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), complex characters, sister sister relationship, family relations, secrets, greed, character study, jealousy, confession, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: melancholic, emotional, touching, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, incestuous relationship, family secret, funeral, cancer, mother daughter relationship, drugs, brother sister incest, drug addiction, pills, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 2K
Book of Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, older woman teenage boy sex, adultery, infidelity, cuckold, crumbling marriage, betrayal, love triangle, sexual relations, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: meditative, psychological, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, depressing, absurd, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, adultery, father son relationship, teenager, writers, museum, childhood, marriage, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
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: emotional, stylized, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, dysfunctional family, suicide, suburbs, family secret, loneliness, parenthood, family problems, society, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, melancholic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, family life, love affair, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 11K
Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: melancholic, lyrical, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, romance, dysfunctional family, journalist, battle of the sexes, divorce, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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: sexy, realistic, touching, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, coming of age, internet, teenager, sex scene, teenage love, infidelity, anorexia, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, dysfunctional family, cheating, thanksgiving, family relations, small town, betrayal, mistrust, family life, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, ironic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, thanksgiving, sisters, family relations, dysfunctional family, hypochondriac, love triangle, audition, opera, midlife crisis, unfaithful husband, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Take This Waltz (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Spain, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
Style: touching, sexy, romantic, emotional, affectionate ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, romance, adultery, marital problem, husband wife estrangement, neighbor, love story, fall in love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, disturbing, confusing, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: adultery, suicide attempt, estrangement, infidelity, lgbt, brother sister relationship, depression, twins, siblings, gay, confession, gay brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, compassionate, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: family, midlife crisis, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, character study, redemption, family relations, professor, nursing, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, poland, new york, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sexy, talky, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, suburbs, infidelity, chance meeting, drunkenness, family, gay, honest, loneliness, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 2K
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: sexy, sexual, feel good, touching, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coitus, voyeurism, erotica, teenager, infidelity, bullying, youth, obsession, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), extramarital affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, ...
Style: romantic, feminist film, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, satire, love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, marital problem, housewife, domestic violence, abuse, child abuse, mental illness, bored housewife ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, friendship, extramarital affair, betrayal, cheating, cheating on husband, forbidden love, character study, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 23K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: psychological, emotional, enigmatic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: air disaster, guilt, survival, dealing with death, character study, life & death, loneliness, rescue, loss of son, confession, starting over, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%