Movies like The Upside of Anger

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The Upside of Anger (2005)
 6.8
 22K
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and her daughters increasingly rely on Denny, Terry starts to have reservations about where their relationship is headed.
Style: sexy, melancholic, witty, suspense, emotional, intense, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, mother daughter relationship, neighbor, parenthood, family relations, love and romance, couples, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, lifestyle, women, family, bittersweet, unlikely friendships, loneliness, depression, hospital, radio, marriage, catastrophe, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, california, detroit

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Most similar movies to The Upside of Anger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, dysfunctional family, runaway, storytelling, relationships, honest and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Upside of Anger: The Big Chill (1983), Sunshine Cleaning (2008), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), In Her Shoes (2005), Imaginary Heroes (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: realistic, talky, witty, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, funeral, group of friends, suicide, midlife crisis, regret, grief, yuppie, mourning, husband wife relationship, reunited friends, death of friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: feel good, humorous, emotional, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: cleaning lady, suicide, dark humor, family business, crimes, dysfunctional family, police investigation, family relations, workplace, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, homecoming, death of father, family, jewish, family gatherings, family relations, loneliness, life & death, last wish, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 62K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, light, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, family values, dyslexia, wedding, lawyer, love, self discovery, shopping, women, happy ending, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: emotional, stylized, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, dysfunctional family, suicide, suburbs, family secret, loneliness, parenthood, family problems, society, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, compassionate, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: family, midlife crisis, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, character study, redemption, family relations, professor, nursing, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, poland, new york, usa, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, suicide, suburbs, kidnapping, dark humor, drug abuse, youth, friendship, mistaken identity, teenager, parent child relationship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 25K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: stylized, melancholic, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, teenager, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children, redemption, family relations, sexual abuse, honest, secrets, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, san francisco, new jersey, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
41%
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, romance, best friends in love, dysfunctional family, happy ending, honest, best friends, couples, lifestyle, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 23K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, art, culture clash, eccentricity, painting, jealousy, eccentric family, love and romance, in-laws, small town, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: romantic, realistic, melancholic, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: best friends in love, friendship, sex, romance, relationship problems, family, love, love story, happy ending, relationships, parenthood, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parenthood, redemption, eccentricity, honest, obsession, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, edinburgh scotland, united kingdom, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family relations, suburbs, infidelity, chance meeting, drunkenness, family, gay, honest, loneliness, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: clever, sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, debate, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, misfit, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 16K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: depressing, suspense, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: abortion, road trip, lesbian, teenager, aging, pregnancy, friendship, mother daughter relationship, vengeance, depression, character study, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.4
 56K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: realistic, sexy, visually appealing, cerebral, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, swinger, mate swapping, extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, thanksgiving, coming of age, suburbs, sexual awakening, snow, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 11K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, dark humor, redemption, great dialogue, melancholy, creativity, life & death, parenthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, asthma, friendship, loneliness, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, south carolina, west virginia, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 6.4
 10K
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: light, melancholic, sweet, talky, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wedding, honeymoon, secrets, destiny, infidelity, adaptation, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friendship, couples, newlyweds, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.1
 23K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, talky, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: romance, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, character study, self discovery, eccentricity, happy ending, family relations, parents and children, family life, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, pittsburgh, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 9K
Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, absurd, stylized, cynical, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, lesbian, funeral, eccentric family, death in the family, family reunited, family feud, parents and children, family life, fall in love, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 32K
City Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: feel good, sexy, witty, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, audition, teenage boy, eccentric family, character study, warden, deception, family life, stripper, family problems, nothing goes right, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 6.3
 3K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, parents and children, love and romance, youth, save the day, americana, social differences, social relations, father son relationship, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, coming of age, internet, teenager, sex scene, teenage love, infidelity, anorexia, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%