Movies like Waking Madison

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Waking Madison (2010)
 5.5
 2K
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, dominatrix, confined, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, power relations, psychiatrist, friendship, family relations, dishonesty, sexual content, phone sex, obsessive quest, split personality, sex scene, mental institution, nightclub, suffocation, rough sex, profanity, female director, choking
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans

Most similar movies to Waking Madison

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about mental illness, family relations, mental institution, mentally unstable, love and romance, family problems and doctors and patients mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Waking Madison: Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), Crazy as Hell (2002), Elephant Song (2014), Helen (2009), Glass Lips (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family relations, family problems, human spirit, strong female presence, hopes, funeral, stand up comedian, rape, depressed woman, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, video surveillance, devil, research, obsession, power relations, good versus evil, dead wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mind game, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, missing person, investigation, power relations, psychiatrist, manipulation, mystery, homosexual love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
 2K
Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, love affair, depression, friendship, parents and children, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, nervous breakdown, self mutilation, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 225
Glass Lips (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, estrangement, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dull life, doctors and patients, wrongfully committed, homecoming, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.9
 751
Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, siblings relations, mentally unstable, family relations, small town, friendship, actor, split personality, gender bending, misfit, spoken inner thoughts, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
69%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, mental institution, friendship, teenage love, split personality, power relations, family relations, family problems, romance, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 9K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, mental illness, family, estranged son, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, real world, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 836
Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, stalking, obsession, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, couples, breakup, family relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, life is a bitch, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, family relations, power relations, mentally unstable, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: schizophrenia, medication, older woman younger man, music industry, record producer, songwriter, mental illness, mental institution, help, friendship, treatment, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 730
Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, human nature, doctors and patients, isolation, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, social misfits, doctor, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 594
Little Chenier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mentally challenged, mental illness, deputy sheriff, against the odds, dishonesty, crimes, uneducated, disability, family problems, family relations, mental retardation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 138
Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A heartbroken man kidnaps two strangers in hopes they will fall in love.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, confined, crimes, mentally unstable, youth, love and romance, breakup, wilderness, captivity, obsession, teen romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 317
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, doctors and patients, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 685
America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological
Plot: youth, human spirit, custody, teenage life, mental illness, sexual abuse, doctors and patients, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, society, healing power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 246
First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, confined, social relations, wilderness, party, innocence lost, menage a trois, yoga, male nudity, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, society, life is a bitch, elderly, human nature, anti semitism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 120
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, power relations, couples, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 219
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, ambition, friendship, college, university, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 2K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, family problems, misfit, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, family relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 662
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, psychopath, haunted by the past, woman in danger, redemption, criminal psychologist, crime and punishment, mentally unstable, confined, female prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Happy Here and Now (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, missing person, woman in danger, amateur detective, investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, sexual content, single parent, family relations, couples, parents and children, introspection, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.7
 939
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, track down, mentally unstable, sexual content, violence spree, vengeance, crimes, criminal's revenge, prostitute, murder, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%