Movies like Cake

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Cake (2014)
 6.4
 32K
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, dramatic, emotional, depressing, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, widower, drugs/alcohol, obsession, dealing with death, grieving, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, loneliness, suicide attempt, drug addiction, friendship, drinking, sex, loss of son, death of son, dead child, death of wife, loss of wife, money, lawyer, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico

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Most similar movies to Cake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, dramatic and serious films with plots about depression, relationships, dialogue, loneliness, honest, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cake: Shrink (2009), Smashed (2012), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Reign Over Me (2007), Oslo, August 31st (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 17K
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: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, suicide, psychiatrist, therapist, widower, drug dealer, alcohol, haunted by the past, hollywood, drugs/alcohol, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, rehabilitation, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, elementary school, drugs/alcohol, wife husband relationship, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, best friend, haunted by the past, love and romance, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, beauty, widow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 89K
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, war on terror, haunted by the past, 9/11, death, family, grief, loss of child, judge, therapist, life changing experience ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, old friends, addiction, human nature, drugs/alcohol, introspection, urban, rehabilitation, starting over, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: hospital, anxiety attack, mortician, coffin, christmas eve, rose, lap dance, exotic dancer, strip club, church, redemption, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: serious, gloomy, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, drugs/alcohol, friends, introspection, twentysomething life, unsupportive friend, college graduate, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 44K
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, grief, memory, therapy, loss of son, support group, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.5
 16K
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: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, parents and children, urban, beach house, poet, white rose, beach, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: drinking, drug abuse, real estate agent, cocaine, false accusation, yuppie, addiction, downfall, human nature, introspection, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, death in the family, family secret, poet, humiliation, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 14K
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, teacher, mother daughter relationship, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, student, witness, police, family, road accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, stripper, loss of child, dealing with death, redemption, pot smoking, loss of daughter, loss of loved one, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, strong sexual content, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 67K
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, serious, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, unhappiness, classroom, animal abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, grief, middle class, coming of age, therapy, repression, halloween, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Melt with You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Former college friends meet up for a reunion that leads them to face the apparent disillusionment that defines their lives. After a week of excessive drug and alcohol abuse, events lead them to contemplate fulfilling a self destructive pact they ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, gloomy
Plot: friendship, reunion, regret, suicide, depression, cocaine, bar fight, beach, overdose, binge drinking, buddies, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, parole officer, support group, ex convict, cocaine, addiction, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, hopes, parent child relationship, fondling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, therapist, sadness, marriage crisis, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 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: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prom, friendship, human nature, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, buddies, mentally unstable, dealing with death, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 174K
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: talky, cynical, realistic, tragicomedy, psychological ...
Plot: high society, depression, narcissism, suicide, dentist, starting over, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, sibling relationship, rich, siblings relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, time lapse photography, intern, drugs/alcohol, rock, human nature, culture clash, innocence lost, pot smoking, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 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, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi, taxi driver, suicidal, aging, interracial relations, multiculturalism, immigrants, social differences, elderly, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, one day, human nature, alcoholic, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, couples, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, mumblecore ...
Plot: family, christmas, introspection, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 263K
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, clever, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, child prodigy, suicide attempt, chance, infidelity, terminal illness, redemption, cancer, seduction, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 14K
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, small town, realism, on the road, drifter, pets, down on your luck, survival, scar, friendship, mysterious past, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 69K
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, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: incest, child abuse, suicide attempt, depression, troubled teen, social worker, abuse, workplace romance, adolescence, mentor, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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