Movies like Postcards from the Edge

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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, sentimental, realistic, funny, clever, witty, talky, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, women, depression, female protagonist, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery, actor's life, alcohol abuse, mother, psychologist, loneliness, drugs, hospital, catastrophe, gangsters, demon ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa

Most similar movies to Postcards from the Edge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and humorous films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, adaptation and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Postcards from the Edge: 28 Days (2000), Heartburn (1986), The Evening Star (1996), Tumbleweeds (1999), August: Osage County (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: touching, realistic, melancholic, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, drug addiction, addiction, drug addict, wedding, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, going straight, siblings relations, doctors and patients, drugs, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: journalism, pregnancy, romance, dysfunctional family, divorce, journalist, women, battle of the sexes, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, sexy, stylized, bad ending, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, dysfunctional family, family relations, loneliness, love story, nudity (full frontal - brief), natural disaster, single father, multiple storylines, mentor, mother daughter relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, friendship, loneliness, on the road, starting over, self discovery, human nature, family problems, single parent, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa fe new mexico, west virginia, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, writers, family life, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, emotional, melancholic, stylized, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, dysfunctional family, family secret, cancer, mother daughter relationship, incestuous relationship, drugs, brother sister incest, family in crisis, drug addiction, pills, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, sexy, light, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, women, teen angst, teenager, bittersweet, small town, mother, friendship, death, hospital, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, satirical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, satire, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Something to Talk About (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, feel good, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, horse, romance, family relations, family problems, women, female protagonist, family life, human nature, adulterous husband, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 2K
That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, sexy, road movie, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: aging, midlife crisis, bittersweet, family gatherings, cancer, depression, hospital, mentor, multiple storylines, mental illness, natural disaster, relationships ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, family problems, couples, youth, family life, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 19K
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: realistic, depressing, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, mental illness, hollywood, therapist, drugs, character study, loneliness, life philosophy, widower, suicide attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, suspense, humorous, intense, stylized ...
Plot: hospital, medical, dark humor, satire, parenthood, first contact, fantasy world, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), maze, mad scientist, sisters ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, family life, desire for fame, aging, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationships, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, widow, family relations, musician, family, relationships, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, character study, complex characters, family relations, homecoming, unlikely friendships, writers, family problems, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, captivating, cynical, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, hollywood, addiction, insanity, marijuana, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, destiny, drugs, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, feel good, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), love story, mentor, greed, happy ending, natural disaster, humanity, childhood, hotel, first contact, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 12K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, honest, parenthood, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 6K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, eccentricity, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, honest, gunfight, loneliness, depression, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, mental illness, terminal illness, cancer, jewish, eccentricity, insanity, police investigation, segregation, first contact ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.5
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 1K
Star Maps (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, sexy, sexual, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rent boy, male prostitution, coming of age, mental illness, dysfunctional family, sex, prostitution, tragedy, suicide, milf, life, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, spain, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 17K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, self discovery, small town, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, melancholy, bittersweet, slacker, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 194K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, psychological, sincere, talky ...
Plot: twins, twists and turns, loneliness, satire, filmmaking, mentally unstable, writers, loser, thief, writer's block, obsession, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 9K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, intense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: romance, stand up comedian, creativity, family, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, redemption, writers ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: emotional, humorous, witty, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, addiction, youth, teenager, depression, psychologist, teenage life, self discovery, lifestyle, grownups, teenage crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Michael McCann is thrown over by the woman he loves, he becomes something of a misanthrope and a miser, spending all of his spare money on collectible gold coins. Living in the same town is an affluent family with two sons: John and Tanny. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: single father, adoption, redemption, hopes, teacher, bullying, time, transformation, childhood, literature, distopia, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%