Movies like The Joneses

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The Joneses
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: clever, biting, semi serious, cynical, realistic, witty, satirical, bad ending, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, cheating, greed, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, death, suburbs, suburban life, reality tv, family, happy ending, dishonesty, relationships, secrets, catastrophe, materialism, business, social relations, twists & turns, destiny, dark fantasy, hidden identity, culture clash, life philosophy, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, runaway and adaptation mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Joneses: The Company Men (2010), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), Normal (2003), Gross Anatomy (1989), The TV Set (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Company Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
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Place: usa, boston, california, new jersey, massachusetts
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The Secret Lives of Dentists
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.
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Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
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The TV Set
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: clever, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband (Woody Harrelson) $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife (Demi Moore).
Style: emotional, sexual, psychological, serious, romantic ...
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My Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: family, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, love and romance, culture clash, tragedy, violence, secrets, family drama, misfit ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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    User:   56%
 
Losing Isaiah
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, addiction, courtroom, hospital, parenthood, legal action, lawyer, human nature, family, parents and children, children, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, mentor, greed, money, business, capitalism, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, ambition, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, zurich switzerland ...
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Clara's Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, family, destiny, friendship, catastrophe, culture clash, natural disaster, parents and children, mentor, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, jamaica, usa, san francisco
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Interview
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.
Style: clever, psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, betrayal, dialogue driven, human nature, drugs, dialogue, life philosophy, celebrity culture, loneliness, relationships, character study, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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Love Field
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting ...
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Grandview, U.S.A.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: small town, betrayal, coming of age, infidelity, bdsm, love and romance, youth, romance, couples, friends, dreams, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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Sex, Lies, and Videotape
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, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, sexuality, infidelity, adultery, dialogue driven, postmodernism, strong sexual content, crumbling marriage, relationships, pornography, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Cruel Intentions 3
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.
Style: sexual, stylized, semi serious, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: betrayal, manipulation, sex, womanizer, college, pornography, manipulations, mind game, school, love triangle, looking for sex, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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Courageous
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, introspection, god, courage, jesus, religion, father daughter relationship, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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The Invisible Circus
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After learning that her sister, Faith (Cameron Diaz), has committed suicide in Portugal, Phoebe (Jordana Brewster), an 18-year-old hippie, decides to uproot from her San Francisco home to travel to Europe. Phoebe hopes to discover and experience the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suicide, death, haunted by the past, on the road, sisters, teenage life, pornography, coming of age, nudity (topless - notable), secrets, redemption, first contact ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, san francisco, france, paris france
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Tully
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, romance, crumbling marriage, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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A Civil Action
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, small town, courtroom drama, obsession, courtroom, court, dedicated lawyer, investigation, greed, justice, legal investigation, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, washington d.c.
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Country
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, countryside, human nature, down on your luck, family in crisis, mentor, dysfunctional family, against the odds, family, greed, hopes, depression ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
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Immediate Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, babies and infants, parenthood, single parent, relationships, catastrophe, couple relations, family, nudity (topless - notable), natural disaster, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
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True Colors
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, politics, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, revenge, unlikely friendships, world politics, mentor, blind ambition, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   45%
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Rich and Famous
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: witty, semi serious, realistic, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, sex, crumbling marriage, women, unlikely friendships, relationships, college, aging, writers, opposites attract, twists & turns, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
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Welcome to the Rileys
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, runaway, prostitute, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, stripper, family drama, death in the family, marriage, poker, strong sexual content, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey, california ...
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System:   44%
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Faces
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, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   44%
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The Girlfriend Experience
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
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A Thousand Acres
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, talky, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: betrayal, dysfunctional family, family, tragedy, vengeance, adultery, sexual abuse, infidelity, family drama, revenge, incest, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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