Movies like The Joneses

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The Joneses (2009)
 6.5
 37K
The Joneses (2009)
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: cynical, realistic, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever, biting, witty, bad ending, absurd ...
Plot: materialism, gadget, american dream, pretense, false identity, advertising, double life, dishonesty, lifestyle, gain trust, hidden identity, couple relations, family life, cons and scams, husband wife relationship, golf, deception, envy, financial problem, stereotypes, manipulation, relationships, suburban life, twists & turns, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Joneses

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and interesting films with plots about storytelling, relationships, dialogue, mentor, pornography, couples and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Joneses: American Beauty (1999), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), Lone Star (2010), Blue Jasmine (2013), Faces (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, virgin, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, age difference, coming of age, youth, parenthood, marital problem, cold relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, biting, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, unfulfillment, couple relations, suburban life, crumbling marriage, jealous spouse, society, human nature, lifestyle, mentally unstable, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 811
Lone Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: cheating, love triangle, identity crisis, family relations, one last job, thief, gain trust, fall in love, couple relations, pretense, love and romance, mogul ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 178K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, couple relations, family relations, starting over, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, estrangement, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.7
 8K
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, psychological, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family life, suburbs, couples, disintegration, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, infidelity, family relations, lifestyle, pregnancy, midlife crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
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, realistic, biting, talky, witty ...
Plot: tv show, pregnancy, showbiz, audition, couple relations, disorder, couples, teenage life, regret, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
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, cynical, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, starting over, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 51K
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, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, mate swapping, innocence lost, coming of age, guilt, infidelity, marijuana, storm, promiscuity, snow ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 129K
Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: cynical, dark humor, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: network, anchor, corruption, murder, suicidal, racial slur, media, workaholic, gay slur, adultery, tv show, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 19K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, surreal, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adultery, mentor, high school, infidelity, marital problem, midlife crisis, unhappy, couple relations, crumbling marriage, introspection, self esteem, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: dark humor, realistic, biting, cynical, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, false accusation, sexual harassment, rejection, lifestyle, dishonesty, teachers and students, manipulation, high school life, adolescence, teenager, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, infidelity, eviction, starting over, adulthood, human nature, youth, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rich and Famous (1981)
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: realistic, biting, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, looking for love, feminism, gender, lifestyle, aging, friends, infidelity, love triangle, college, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 3K
Normal (2003)
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, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, small town, couples, family problems, small town life, anniversary, gender, society, family relations, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, starting over, small town life, couple relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, desire, therapy, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: 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: talky, emotional, dark humor, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, family secret, poet, death in the family, humiliation, overbearing parent, parents and children, overcoming, conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cruel Intentions 3 (2004)
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, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, manipulation, teenager, seduction, love and romance, school, college, rivalry, high school life, manipulations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Indecent Proposal (1993)
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: sexual, emotional, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, infidelity, gambling, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, sex scene, temptation, moral dilemma, family problems, couple relations, millionaire, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 1K
Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: society, media, political intrigue, dishonesty, political corruption, politics, ambition, campaign, americana, blind ambition, drugs/alcohol, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Company Men (2010)
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 ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, starting over, family problems, down on your luck, workplace situations, life is a bitch, job seeking, americana, society, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: divorce, tennis court, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, family relations, couples, love affair, couple relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexual, talky, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, mate swapping, friendship, college, coming of age, midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, college life, love triangle, infidelity, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Client List (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she and her husband lose their jobs, a former Texas homecoming queen inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, parents and children, workplace, family problems, family life, dishonesty, lifestyle, unemployment, sexual relations, family relations, massage parlor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, talky, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, support group, infidelity, romance, love affair, dishonesty, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, introspection, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Style: sexy, sexual, biting, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, mind game, school, infidelity, teenager, private school, couples, teenage life, manipulations, sexual relations, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, england, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Far from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: stylized, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: housewife, friendship, suburbs, crumbling marriage, prejudice, racism, infidelity, homosexuality, psychiatrist, christmas, divorce, african american ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%