Movies like Cake

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Cake (2014)
 6.4
 33K
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, sentimental, compassionate, emotional, heartbreaking, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event, husband wife relationship, group therapy, drug use, physical therapy, tragedy, widower, character study, honest, haunted by the past, introspection, drinking, death, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico

Most similar movies to Cake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and melancholic films with plots about depression, loneliness, redemption, mentor, dialogue, honest and relationships mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cake: Shrink (2009), Reign Over Me (2007), Rabbit Hole (2010), Smashed (2012), I Smile Back (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, drugs/alcohol, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, 9/11, life changing experience, dealing with death, haunted by the past, loss of loved one, tragic event, friends, character change, family, childhood memory, widow widower ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.0
 45K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 15K
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: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, elementary school, alcoholic, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, slacker, introspection, human nature, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, going straight, family problems, suburbs, redemption, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, death in the family, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 17K
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: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 13K
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, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: strip club, anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, self discovery, hopes, family problems, human nature, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 69K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, unhappy, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, high school life, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
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: talky, realistic, intellectual, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, suicide thoughts, addiction, life is a bitch, overcoming, hopes, unfulfillment, old love, heroin, rehabilitation, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Personal Effects (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Walter is a rising star in the NCAA wrestling world until his life is ripped apart by the brutal murder of his sister. Returning home to console his mother Gloria he seeks vengeance on the man who is accused of the crime. A chance meeting with a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, depressing
Plot: couple relations, haunted by the past, romance, wrestling, petty job, vengeance, support group, wrestler, mentor, tragedy, depression, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, couple relations, hopes, family relations, parents and children, addiction, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, christmas, repression, loss of son, halloween, drowning, therapy, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, gay, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 72K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: incest, child abuse, depression, foster child, troubled teen, suicide attempt, social worker, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, stripper, prostitute, redemption, loss of loved one, loss of daughter, pot smoking, dealing with death, rape, teenage life, couples, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, innocence lost, high school, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, legal action, family relations, legal, haunted by the past, teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: 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: talky, emotional, dark humor, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, humiliation, death in the family, drinking problem, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, cocaine, support group, parole officer, ex convict, addiction, incest, drugs/alcohol, family relations, rehabilitation, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 178K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide, depression, narcissism, starting over, family relations, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, estrangement, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, college graduate, unsupportive friend, friends, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, introspection, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 268K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, bleak, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, coincidence, introspection, cancer, seduction, suicide, terminal illness, infidelity, suicide attempt, child prodigy, chance, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, talky, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, lifestyle, introspection, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 16K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: loss of son, regret, psychoanalysis, death in the family, family problems, redemption, loss of child, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, overcoming, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 5K
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prom, friendship, siblings relations, friends, dealing with death, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, buddies, couples, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ 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: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coma, working class, obsession, coming of age, couple relations, destructive relationship, youth, couples, sexual exploration, society, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, reward, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, contests and competitions, ambition, disorder, social decay, merciless, suicidal ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 271K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: rough, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, desert, deportation, tragic event, doctor, loss of son, police brutality, multiple storylines, redemption, depression, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, asia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 5K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, suicidal, taxi, taxi driver, immigrants, danger, aging, american dream, interracial relations, changing lives, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, drinking, false accusation, yuppie, cocaine, real estate agent, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%