Movies like Rachel Getting Married

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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
 6.7
 45K
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, clever, gloomy, serious, intense, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, addiction, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, self destructing, wedding preparations and rituals, family secret, family problems, haunted by the past, human nature, couples, family gatherings, rehabilitation, siblings relations, rehearsal, estrangement, doubts and hesitations, under the surface, romance, favoritism among siblings, sister, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california

Most similar movies to Rachel Getting Married

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, kiss, storytelling, drinking, family relations and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rachel Getting Married: Blue Valentine (2010), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Evening (2007), Personal Velocity (2002), Four Sheets to the Wind (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, couples, love affair, disintegration, postmodernism, breakup, life turned upside down, family relations, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, dancing, truck, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, dealing with death, family life, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, love triangle, romance, regret, haunted by the past, power of love, unfulfillment, love affair, mother, new love, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, love and romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, family relations, self discovery, youth, domestic violence, love affair, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, india, norway, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, dealing with death, family relations, unfulfillment, coming of age, last wish, death in the family, family problems, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, family life, love affair, marriage, self discovery, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 604
Big Bad Love (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he has problems with alcohol. Yet even when Leon ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: family in crisis, unfulfillment, down on your luck, hopes, unsupportive spouse, writer's life, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse, tragic hero, estrangement, buddies, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, asia, vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 40K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, artist, marriage, lovers, life is a bitch, obsession, theft, professor, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, touching, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, death in the family, humiliation, eccentric family, engaged, siblings relations, overbearing parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, love and romance, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, starting over, crimes, mysterious character, policewoman, guilt, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, sister sister relationship, jealousy, under the surface, family relations, weekend, human nature, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, unfulfillment, siblings relations, golden years, introspection, estrangement, memory loss, elderly, mental illness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 516
Finding Home (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: island, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, hopes, parents and children, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, family life, death in the family, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 37
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, romance, dealing with death, life is a bitch, babies and infants, friends, hopes, family relations, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, starting over, haunted by the past, family problems, cliche, death in the family, fall in love, couples, romance, family relations, friends, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, couples, fall in love, wooing, family life, teenage life, sexual relations, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, dominican republic, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: christmas, memory, family life, estrangement, introspection, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family gatherings, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 817
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: sentimental, touching, clever, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, secret, life is a bitch, family in crisis, unfulfillment, eccentric family, couples, human spirit, family life, family problems, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Good Mother (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: custody, false accusation, pregnancy, courtroom drama, unfulfillment, parents and children, dedicated lawyer, family in crisis, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, connecticut, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, bohemian, protege, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, young lovers, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, domestic violence, island, self discovery, football, therapy, haunted by the past, poet, extramarital affair, twin sister, american football ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, romance, dishonesty, couples, looking for love, urban, lifestyle, friends, love and romance, city life, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 4K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, urban, dishonesty, couples, youth, hopes, city life, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, coma, first love, wedding, dysfunctional family, family, family problems, family life, couples, family values, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, japan, asia, taiwan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sunshine State (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Style: dark humor, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: small town, orphan, arson, vandalism, architect, golf, society, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, old love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, washington d.c., atlantic ocean, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, gay, suicide, youth, homecoming, hanging, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 611
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, family problems, suburbs, social decay, sexual abuse, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 32K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war, military, war, redemption, dealing with death, army, couples, military life, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, african american, voyeurism, estrangement, couples, abandoned, couple relations, spouse leaving, hopes, parents and children, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%