Movies like Winter Passing

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Winter Passing (2005)
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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 an ex-grad student and a would-be musician have moved in with her father, who cares more about his new friends than he does about his own health and well-being.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking, psychological, clever, gloomy, melancholic, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, family problems, lifestyle, unlikely couple, addiction, writer's life, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, unfulfillment, audition, book editor, complex characters, character study, eccentricity, ethnic conflict, unlikely friendships, justice, dark hero, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey

Most similar movies to Winter Passing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and talky films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, redemption, drinking alcohol, dialogue, storytelling and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Winter Passing: August: Osage County (2013), Just Before I Go (2014), Happy Hour (2003), Lonesome Jim (2005), Duane Hopwood (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family secret, drug addiction, family relations, death in the family, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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100%
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, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Happy Hour (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, love affair, going straight, lifestyle, once promising, estrangement, family problems, couples, terminal illness, looking for love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 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: sincere, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, single parent, homecoming, alienation, introspection, family problems, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, addiction, down on your luck, couples, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, breakup, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, filmmaking, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, prison life, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, italy, los angeles, paris france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 12K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family, relationships, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, writer's life, parents and children, understanding ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 48K
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug addiction, alcohol abuse, starting over, going straight, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, introspection, human nature, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, family life, introspection, couple relations, couples, romance, siblings relations, alienation, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings, relationship vs career, siblings relations, family in crisis, human nature, eccentric family, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, homecoming, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, estrangement, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, stylized ...
Plot: pedophile, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, loneliness, father son relationship, character study, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, 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 ⇓
55%
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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: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, relationship vs career, introspection, hopes, ex couple relations, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 33K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, eccentric family, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., new jersey, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: serious, touching, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, rising to stardom, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, human nature, looking for love, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, starting over, parents and children, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, in-laws, painting, jealousy, culture clash, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, family life, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.0
 10K
Gigantic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young mattress salesman Brian decides to adopt a baby from China but is distracted when he forms a relationship with quirky, wealthy Harriet whom he meets at his mattress store. As their relationship flourishes, unbeknownst to them, a hitman is ...
Style: touching, realistic, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, fall in love, romance, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, eccentric family, youth, dysfunctional family, salesman, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, china, florida, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 44K
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: captivating, realistic, sincere, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, party, family relations, fishing, family problems, family in crisis, adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 44K
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, luxury hotel, family relations, casual sex, actor's life, lifestyle, direction and purpose, introspection, self involved, irresponsible, womanizer, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, milan italy, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 720
Momma's Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Momma's Man an adult decides to escape the pressures of life and return to his old bedroom at his parents' house. An odd premise, but executed with skill and tenderness.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, introspection, family life, family relations, eccentric family, love and romance, pregnancy, unfulfillment, parents and children, living together, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, self discovery, life is a bitch, human nature, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 6K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%