Movies like Rachel Getting Married

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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
 6.7
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, talky, touching, psychological, tense, sincere, philosophical, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wedding, drug addiction, sister sister relationship, addiction, favoritism among siblings, wedding preparations and rituals, character study, family problems, life is a bitch, self destructing, family secret, haunted by the past, estrangement, human nature, family gatherings, parents and children, divorce, marriage, family, sisters, family relations, bittersweet, women, complex characters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, dysfunctional family, kiss, father daughter relationship and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rachel Getting Married: In a Better World (2010), I Am Love (2009), The Myth of Fingerprints (1997), Four Sheets to the Wind (2007), Personal Velocity (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, emotional, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, bullying, father son relationship, friendship, divorce, loneliness, bomb, parenthood, youth, revenge, childhood, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sudan, denmark, europe, london ...
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100%
 7.0
 22K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, meditative, intense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, adultery, infidelity, male nudity, high society, sex scene, food, lesbian, chef, older woman younger man sex, obsession, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, milan italy, europe, london, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, emotional, talky, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, human nature, dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, death, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: psychological, meditative, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, couples, adultery, suicide attempt, loneliness, philosophy, family relations, love affair, romance, life turned upside down, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, paris france, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, dysfunctional family, native american, estrangement, family problems, last wish, parents and children, coming of age, unfulfillment, starting over, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: talky, stylized, intense, touching, serious ...
Plot: starting over, abusive husband, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, domestic violence, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, depressing, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), complex characters, sister sister relationship, family relations, secrets, greed, character study, jealousy, confession, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 14K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, women, secrets, mother, haunted by the past, power of love, death, wedding, gay, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 197K
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: romantic, emotional, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, dysfunctional family, depression, love, couple relations, lust, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, marital problem, romance, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 707
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, surreal, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic hero, unsupportive spouse, family problems, breakup, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, writer's life, estrangement, couples, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family life, family problems, couples, hopes, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, mental illness, haunted by the past, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, death in the family, family problems, mother in law son in law relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 20K
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: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 695
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: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, dysfunctional family, family relations, rehabilitation, suburbs, kids in trouble, lifestyle, social decay, dangerous attraction, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 581
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, psychological, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, island, self discovery, homecoming, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, couples, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage mother, childhood sweetheart, pregnancy, loss of son, family relations, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, death in the family, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 24K
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, suspense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, guilt, destiny, policewoman, fall in love, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, love, crimes, mysterious character, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, melancholic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, family life, love affair, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 3K
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: disturbing, erotic, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, art, secrets, love and romance, social differences, society, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bohemian, age difference, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psychological, thought provoking, sexy, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, love, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, women, psychology, rape, psychiatry, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, therapy, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, ...
Style: humorous, intense, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug abuse, family problems, family life, addiction, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, siblings relations, looking for love, parents and children, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 89K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: sexy, depressing, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, interracial relations, electric chair, white male black female relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, interracial sex, female nudity, eviction, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sexy, thought provoking, touching, emotional, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: divorce, women, courtroom drama, lawyer, sex, irish, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, children, father daughter relationship, sculptor ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, connecticut, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: art house, lyrical, emotional, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, first love, wedding, family, dysfunctional family, coma, lovers reunited, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, marital crisis, existentialism, family values, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, taipei, tokyo, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, talky, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, women, lawyer, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, family relations, existentialism, manipulation, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, teenage mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, cynical, harsh, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, friendship, dysfunctional family, relationships, teenage love, love story, loneliness, family relations, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, dominican republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 45
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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, terminal illness, pregnancy, tragic hero, family problems, couples, romance, hopes, best friends, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wedding, father daughter relationship, romance, couples, fall in love, marriage, love story, relationships, loneliness, love and romance, happy ending, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, new jersey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sexy, psychological, erotic, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), children, hospital, aging, father daughter relationship, striptease, family, loneliness, life philosophy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 16K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, single father, family relations, u.s. mexico border, thief, american dream, truck, father son relationship, theft, single parent, character study, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, mexico, southern california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%