Movies like Shrink

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Shrink (2009)
 6.6
 18K
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching, depressing, emotional, psychological, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, introspection, drugs/alcohol, depression, narcissist, character study, drug dealer, alcohol, loneliness, life philosophy, suicide attempt, mental illness, father son relationship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to Shrink

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and dramatic films with plots about relationships, dialogue, depression, life philosophy, redemption, mentor and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Shrink: Huff (2004), Cake (2014), Hurlyburly (1998), 28 Days (2000), Just Before I Go (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sentimental, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment, direction and purpose, family relations, fighting illness, sanity, life changing experience, disorder, family problems, life is a bitch, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 35K
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: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, introspection, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.9
 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, captivating, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.1
 44K
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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, addiction, going straight, starting over, rehabilitation, self discovery, doctors and patients, siblings relations, introspection, romance, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.6
 938
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: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, male prostitution, mental illness, coming of age, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, youth, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, transsexual ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 42K
Somewhere (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
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: psychological, touching, emotional, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, casual sex, luxury hotel, lifestyle, actor's life, introspection, direction and purpose, self involved, irresponsible, womanizer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, italy, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unlikely couple, lifestyle, family problems, addiction, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: direction and purpose, self discovery, thirtysomething life, actor's life, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, jewish, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: humorous, sincere, melancholic, depressing, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, parents and children, human nature, homeless, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, apartment, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: twins, estrangement, gay brother, siblings relations, reunion, confession, infidelity, introspection, family problems, suicide attempt, adultery, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, dwarf, inheritance, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit, human nature, antisocial behavior, unlikely friendships, small town, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, therapy, rehabilitation, obsession, parents and children, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 42K
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, talky, depressing ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, multiple storylines, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, family relations, party, hit by a car, fishing, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, rehabilitation, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, identity crisis, introspection, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 114K
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: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, dark humor ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, male friendship, hopes, supportive friend, human nature, fighting illness, unfulfilled love, cancer, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, paris france, phoenix arizona, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, introspection, siblings relations, disorder, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, husband wife relationship, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.0
 7K
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, touching, bleak, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, drug abuse, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, disorder, solace, social misfits, family problems, death in the family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, fall in love, romance, mysterious character, hidden identity, starting over, power relations, small town life, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 14K
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, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: stripper, lap dance, panic attack, anxiety attack, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, weatherman, midlife crisis, terminal illness, relationship vs career, divorced divorcee, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, ex couple relations, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 16K
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, touching, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: support group, addiction, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, rehabilitation, profanity, irresponsible, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: thought provoking, tragicomedy, dark humor, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, life is a bitch, introspection, parents and children, chases and races, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, father-son relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, sentimental, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, melancholic, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, loneliness, character study, secret, mother son relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 14K
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, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, drinking, alcohol, ice cream truck, small town, unemployment, self discovery, human nature, down on your luck, sexual content, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, writer's life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%