Movies like Safe 1995

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Safe (1995)
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Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor treats her concerns dismissively and suggests a psychiatrist. Eventually, an allergist tells her that she has Environmental Illness.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, allegory, enigmatic ...
Plot: contamination, quarantine, housewife, desert, illness, psychiatrist, retreat, allergy, suburbs, medicine, couples, society, family problems, suburban life, doctors and patients, guru, yuppie, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, power relations, disorder, environment, paranoia, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and psychological films with plots about dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, dialogue, catastrophe, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Safe: Far from Heaven (2002), Time Out (2001), Faces (1968), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Far from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, tense, sexy ...
Plot: housewife, crumbling marriage, friendship, suburbs, interracial relations, prejudice, infidelity, racism, hypocrisy, social differences, african american, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: miami, usa, connecticut, baltimore
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, society, dishonesty, swindle, thief, husband wife relationship, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
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70%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, suburbs, divorce, adultery, love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friendship, introspection, human nature, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, dishonesty, lifestyle, imaginary friend, adultery, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An poorly-educated house-wife fights companies polluting her hometown's water-table in up-state New York during the 1970's
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: suburbs, catastrophe, ecological disaster, environmentalism, breakup, toxic, family problems, couples, family in crisis, unemployment, school, impossible love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, unfulfillment, dull life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, human nature, lifestyle, multiple storylines, one day, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, dogma, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, namibia, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: alcoholic, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, couples, estrangement, alcohol abuse, one day, greed, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Seventh Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bored, sexually frustrated woman's life improves when she begins hypnotherapy and tries feng shui, but her husband's life unravels.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hypnosis, kleptomania, infidelity, mental illness, couples, power relations, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, hong kong, japan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, realistic, bleak, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, family problems, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, mental breakdown, housewife, domestic violence, suburbs, infidelity, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, misfit, couples, treatment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, social differences, couple relations, boss and employee, suburban life, human nature, friendship, suburbs, working class, dysfunctional family, culture clash, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, society, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, psychopath, family problems, couples, family relations, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, human nature, estrangement, rock, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Plague (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, Argentina
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In a city in South America an outbreak of bubonic plague occurs. While people try to flee and the military close the city an idealistic doctor decides to stay and help the sick. In the ever changing circumstances he puts up a brave fight, being ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: plague, isolation, terminal illness, disease, quarantine, doctor, journalism, medical profession, female reporter, martial law, catastrophe, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: south america, buenos aires argentina
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45%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, dysfunctional family, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, family problems, couple relations, impossible love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family in crisis, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, swimming, nudist, swimmer, neighbor, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, suburbs, character study, life philosophy, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, family life, human nature, friendship, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, hopes, on the road, interracial relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
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37%
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, redemption, human nature, save the world, society, catastrophe, hysteria, worldwide chaos, unfulfillment, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, drug addiction, money, drug dealing, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, doctor, surgery, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, intern, family relations, power relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
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35%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, family problems, identity crisis, americana, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, injustice, power relations, disorder, polish, misfit, workplace, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, political unrest, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, step parent, childhood, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, starting over, family in crisis, nanny, irresponsible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, showbiz, terminal illness, infidelity, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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32%