Movies like Wonderland 1999

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Wonderland (1999)
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Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair salon after hours; her son spends part of the weekend with her ex, a man with a hair-trigger temper. Molly is expecting her first baby and its father acts as if the responsibility is too much for him.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, talky, gloomy, erotic, emotional, enigmatic, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: working class, loneliness, life, multiple storylines, existentialism, parents and children, society, couple relations, relationships, sister sister relationship, weekend, adoption, melancholy, catastrophe, music, family, depression, sex scene, death, addiction, brothers, sisters, missing person, adultery, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, los angeles, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Wonderland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out reflective, talky, realistic and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, loneliness, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wonderland: All or Nothing (2002), Interiors (1978), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), Nil by Mouth (1997), Last Orders (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: depressing, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, new jersey, europe, florida ...
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, mental illness, family relations, divorce, character study, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, biting, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: violence, immigrants, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, working class, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), hospital, melancholy, life, race issues, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: disturbing, rough, depressing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug addiction, heroin, working class, addiction, alcohol abuse, gangsters, drug addict, violence, drugs, drug abuse, abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, road trip, memory, life, family relations, friendship between men, partners, self discovery, parents and children, last will and testament, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, spiritual, art house ...
Plot: adoption, dysfunctional family, birth mother, bittersweet, loneliness, working class, family secret, parenthood, female protagonist, suburbs, women, mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: touching, emotional, sexy, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: male nudity, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, secrets, relationships, redemption, vengeance, beautiful scenery, violent, life & death, multiple storylines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, mother in law son in law relationship, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, human nature, parents and children, society, relationships, redemption, father daughter relationship, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, europe, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single mother, workplace, character study, introspection, love and romance, free spirited, family secret, parents and children, hopes, workplace romance, small town, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, coming of age, coma, depression, loneliness, society, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: emotional, intense, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dysfunctional family, abortion, family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, lyrical, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jewish, hopes, human nature, family life, couple relations, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, innocence lost, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, writers, friendship, dysfunctional family, adoption, world war two, family relations, father daughter relationship, culture clash, runaway, parenthood, family ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, new england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, disturbing, confusing, depressing, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, couple relations, human nature, siblings relations, teenager, women, life ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, california, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 2K
Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: realistic, bleak, clever, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, working class, violence, artist, boy, children, solitude, male nudity, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: scotland, new jersey, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 21K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: sincere, bleak, art house, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, isolation, complex characters, art, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, society, looking for love, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.1
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, sad, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, loneliness, small town, friendship, depression, solitude, life philosophy, character study, dysfunctional family, owner dog relationship, financial problem, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, alaska, california, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: erotic, sexy, allegory, visually appealing, clever ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex scene, making love, glbt, melancholy, adaptation, nudity (full frontal - brief), first contact, life & death, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, affectionate, poignant, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: beekeeper, dysfunctional family, prison, bee, mental illness, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, mentor, loneliness, honest, happy ending, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: dysfunctional family, loneliness, family relations, character study, couple relations, family problems, pedophile, parents and children, haunted by the past, family life, sisters, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, new jersey, california, israel, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Casa de los Babys (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, sincere, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, politics, children, women, parenthood, loneliness, social differences, follow your dream, orphan, society, hopes, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, canada, ireland, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family, family bonds, wealth, family relations, family problems, family secret, hopes, financial problem, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, enigmatic, stylized, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: unemployment, greed, self discovery, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, down on your luck, couple relations, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, character study, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, self discovery, drifter, pianist, on the road, bowling, music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, marriage, adultery, pregnancy, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 3K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: catholicism, fascism, youth, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, life is a bitch, jewish, society, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: enigmatic, meditative, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, secrets, family relations, family business, family life, adultery, family values, family problems, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, denmark, europe, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%