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Shrink (2009)
 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, sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, psychological, philosophical, feel good ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, hollywood, depression, therapist, character study, loneliness, mental illness, widower, life philosophy, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, power relations, introspection, human nature, artists and showbiz, drugs, addiction, narcissist, father son relationship, marijuana, death, hospital, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to Shrink

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, weird and touching films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, depression, dialogue, relationships, loneliness and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Shrink: 28 Days (2000), Huff (2004), Cake (2014), Hurlyburly (1998), Star Maps (1997). 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, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, drug addiction, addiction, wedding, rehabilitation, drug addict, dysfunctional family, starting over, going straight, doctors and patients, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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100%
 7.9
 3K
Huff (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, direction and purpose, self fulfillment, mental disorder, family relations, family problems, disorder, sanity, fighting illness, life changing experience, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 37K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: depressing, psychological, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: depression, loneliness, suicide, drug addiction, suicide attempt, obsession, friendship, support group, tragedy, character study, physical therapy, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, cynical, captivating, clever, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, sarcasm, insanity, marijuana, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, drugs, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: sexy, emotional, allegory, visually appealing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rent boy, male prostitution, coming of age, mental illness, dysfunctional family, sex, prostitution, suicide, tragedy, powerful ending, bittersweet, milf ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, spain, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, complex characters, character study, family relations, homecoming, eccentricity, 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 ⇓
56%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, gay, suicide, dysfunctional family, closeted homosexual, midlife crisis, loneliness, depression, small town, brutality, guilt, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sweet, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, direction and purpose, justice, tragedy, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, happy ending, redemption, actor's life, thirtysomething life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: adultery, suicide attempt, estrangement, infidelity, lgbt, brother sister relationship, depression, twins, siblings, gay, confession, gay brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, cynical, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, mental illness, sex, incest, child star, satire, male nudity, actress, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 45K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: depressing, talky, philosophical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: multiple storylines, infidelity, redemption, suicide, waitress, destruction of property, loss of loved one, life philosophy, character study, fishing, party, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 119K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, intense ...
Plot: terminal illness, loneliness, comedian, cancer, character study, sarcasm, destiny, dark humor, redemption, midlife crisis, life philosophy, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: touching, sexy, ironic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: christmas, family, family relations, eccentric family, character study, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, women, female protagonist, depression, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 202K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: depressing, realistic, psychological, cynical, emotional ...
Plot: narcissism, starting over, suicide, depression, marital infidelity, riches to rags, tragedy, high society, family relations, introspection, couple relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 8K
Love Liza (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: emotional, bleak, psychological, touching, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, addiction, mental illness, road trip, character study, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, disorder, social misfits, solace, sadness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, depression, therapy, psychologist, starting over, mental illness, friendship, psychology, life philosophy, character study, loneliness, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, phoenix arizona, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 45K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: emotional, art house, meditative, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, luxury hotel, character study, casual sex, obsession, family relations, actor's life, lifestyle, direction and purpose, introspection, womanizer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, milan italy, california, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sad, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: weatherman, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, midlife crisis, relationship vs career, introspection, family problems, father son relationship, character study, solitude, hopes, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 15K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, redemption, sexy woman, panic attack, exotic dancer, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, oral sex, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 16K
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, thought provoking, art house, visually appealing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, drug addiction, addiction, small town, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, sarcasm, dark hero, stereotypes, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 5K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: father son relationship, doctors, aging, hospital, family bonds, hopes, parents and children, family life, terminal illness, redemption, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, sentimental, stylized, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: doctors, terminal illness, redemption, depression, life philosophy, family, alter ego, hospital, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, dark humor ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, adultery, father son relationship, teenager, writers, museum, childhood, marriage, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: sad, touching, emotional, thought provoking, buddy movie ...
Plot: disability, hospital, suicide, quadriplegic, female nudity, euthanasia, life & death, indians, insanity, depression, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 8K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, coma, single parent, homecoming, alienation, introspection, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, new jersey, usa, new orleans, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: disturbing, psychological, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, loneliness, family relations, character study, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, incest, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, new jersey, israel, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 17K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, depressing, twists and turns, touching, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, teacher, drugs, depression, psychology, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: melancholic, depressing, twists and turns, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, midlife crisis, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, complex characters, loneliness, depression, parents and children, human nature, adultery, teenage life, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%