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Proof (2005)
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Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever, intellectual, enigmatic, heartbreaking, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, family relations, strong female lead, insanity, love, party, police, mathematician, grief, campus, dementia, collision, notebook, life, depression, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and complex films with plots about mentor, storytelling, drinking alcohol, dialogue, drinking, redemption and loneliness mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Proof: A Beautiful Mind (2001), Get Low (2009), Joe Gould's Secret (2000), Interiors (1978), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, imagination, existentialism, obsession, hallucination, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey, stockholm sweden ...
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Get Low (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral director, solitude, uncover truth, haunted by the past, gossip and rumors, dealing with death, unfulfillment, mysterious character, life is a bitch, social relations, oldtimer, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, appalachia, california
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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university, north carolina ...
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 7.4
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, social misfits, estrangement, teacher, imaginary, inspiration, play, young heroes, human nature, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, paris france, california, los angeles, new york ...
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23%
 7.2
 8K
Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, zoophilia, male nudity, power relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, guilt, nun, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, pedophilia, african american, gossip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, obsession, student, mystery, patient, mental illness, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 13K
Possession (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, clever, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, investigation, betrayal, uncover truth, fall in love, forbidden love, opposites attract, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, english channel, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, couples, family relations, understanding, dishonesty, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, trial, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 5K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 13K
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, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Reign Over Me (2007)
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Country: USA
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Sylvia (2003)
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Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: philosophical, uplifting, psychological, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Dark Matter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 9K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: obsession, apprentice, youth, redemption, teenage life, going straight, teachers and students, family problems, working class, parents and children, loss of son, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 9K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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20%
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 16K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
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