Movies like I Melt with You

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I Melt with You (2011)
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I Melt with You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Former college friends meet up for a reunion that leads them to face the apparent disillusionment that defines their lives. After a week of excessive drug and alcohol abuse, events lead them to contemplate fulfilling a self destructive pact they made when they were young.
Style: serious, talky, disturbing, depressing, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking, art house, cerebral, contemplative
Plot: friendship, suicide, regret, cocaine, binge drinking, introspection, haunted by the past, buddies, policewoman, death of friend, stock broker, father son relationship, guilt, hanged man, depression, beach, overdose, bar fight, friends, graphic violence, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, sexual content, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to I Melt with You

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, introspection, hopes, haunted by the past, loneliness and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like I Melt with You: 25th Hour (2002), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), Cake (2014), About Alex (2014), Kings (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, stock broker, drug lord, drug dealing, betrayal, race against time, introspection, organized crime, regret, rage, drug dealer, russian mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: talky, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, love triangle, desert, bittersweet, love and romance, twentysomething life, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, best friends, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, support group, suicide, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, introspection, dealing with death, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
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About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, group of friends, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, emotional breakdown, writer's block, anxiety ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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40%
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Kings (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the mid 1970s a group of young men leave the Connemara Gaeltacht, bound for London and filled with ambition for a better life. After thirty years, they meet again at the funeral of their youngest friend, Jackie. The film intersperses flashbacks ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy
Plot: alcohol abuse, introspection, friendship, friends, society, buddies, dealing with death, death, friend, drunkenness, unfulfillment, church ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland
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Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, mental illness, estranged son, family, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey, texas
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29%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, alcohol abuse, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
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29%
That Championship Season (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It started as a friendly meeting between 4 old buddies with their basketball coach and ended up in revealing the truth about their relationship. The meeting forces the five men to reveal their true identity, to be honest with each other for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: basketball, coach, introspection, haunted by the past, friendship, buddies, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, sport team, high school, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 37K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, regret, midlife crisis, suicide, cocaine, yuppie, generation gap, funeral, group of friends, bittersweet, bat, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, dishonesty, betrayal, introspection, redemption, friendship between men, machismo, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: friendship, college, anti war, skinny dipping, protest, weekend, volleyball, couples, friends, youth, politics, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, friendship, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, drug abuse, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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27%
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, friends, under the surface, writer's life, countryside, brazilian, innocence lost, reunion
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, betrayal, best friends, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, human nature, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
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27%
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Wheels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.
Style: touching, semi serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: junkie, paraplegic, friendship, disability, introspection, cause and meaning, suicide, self discovery, life, loneliness, bittersweet, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
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On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, mentally unstable, human nature, friendship, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, romance, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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26%
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Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, self discovery, misfit, hopes, friends, disability, father son relationship, redemption, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
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The Lost Coast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Director/screenwriter Gabriel Fleming (One Thousand Years) explores the subtleties of loneliness, friendship, and sexuality with this tale of two high school friends who are forced to face their unspoken sexual history while wandering the streets of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy
Plot: forest, friendship, self discovery, lifestyle, haunted by the past, introspection, friends, lgbt, hopes, gay best friend, camping, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, society, estrangement, music, life is a bitch, down on your luck, immigrants, farm, age difference
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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24%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, inadvertently, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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24%
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Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, introspection, human nature, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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24%
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, talky, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love triangle, infidelity, graduation, young adult, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, buddies, ambition, secret admirer, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When a Man Falls (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his problems in different, self-destructive ways
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, neurotic, gloomy ...
Plot: unfulfillment, estrangement, introspection, friendship, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loner, friends, deadend life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Dallas 362 (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) has been bailed out of bad situations more than once by his understanding but distraught mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). When Mary starts dating a psychologist, Bob (Jeff Goldblum), Rusty connects with the man and begins talking to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, biting
Plot: friendship, going straight, social decay, family life, dysfunctional family, buddies, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, youth, parents and children, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, politics, destiny, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1987, year 1998 ...
Place: south korea
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23%
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Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: stripper, panic attack, exotic dancer, redemption, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, family problems, human nature, lap dance, bus trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
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23%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, supportive spouse, downfall, friendship, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The We and the I (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates.
Style: talky, sincere, touching, serious, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, friendship, high school life, social relations, society, youth, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, bus, teenager, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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23%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: talky, serious, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, family relations, family problems, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, family relations, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, lynching, guilt, friends, child witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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23%