Movies like Maps to the Stars

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Maps to the Stars (2014)
 6.2
 33K
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, satirical, ironic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, mental illness, aspiring actor, fire, therapy, ghost, suicide, narcissism, actress, wedding ring, blood, haunted by the past, obsession, actor's life, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, desire for fame, rehabilitation, schizophrenia, child murder, menage a trois, incest, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Maps to the Stars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dark humor, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about dysfunctional family, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, drinking, depression and brutality mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Maps to the Stars: Life During Wartime (2009), Short Cuts (1993), Shrink (2009), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Igby Goes Down (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: dark humor, disturbing, semi serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 39K
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: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, earthquake, cellist, fishing, helicopter, artist, loss of loved one, party, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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 ⇓
84%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jealousy, secret, neighbor, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family gatherings, family problems, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, overdose, actor's life, drug abuse, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, kidnapping, friendship, drug dealing, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, witty ...
Plot: suicide, dysfunctional family, high school, coming of age, family secret, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, suburbs, suicide mission, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, writer's life, depression, actor, theater, director, self fulfillment, fantasy world, schizophrenic, therapist, alienation, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, friendship, life is a bitch, buddies, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 213K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexual, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, rise and fall, porn industry, strong sexual content, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 491K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, psychological, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, father daughter relationship, theater, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, existentialism, superhero, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 61K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: dark humor, bleak, cynical, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, unhappiness, dysfunctional family, child abuse, sibling relationship, pedophilia, taxi driver, masturbation, therapy, therapist, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, suicide, murder, estrangement, friendship, human nature, theatre milieu, suspicion of murder, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, talky, realistic, touching ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, adoption, gay, poet, cat, homosexual, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 7K
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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, uncle, homecoming, single parent, coma, erection, sexual dysfunction, factory worker, basketball, alienation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 108K
Carnage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
Style: talky, dark humor, cynical, ironic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, dialogue driven, family problems, unsupportive spouse, marital problem, under the surface, parenthood, husband wife relationship, battle of the sexes, psychology, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The House of Yes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: incest, mental illness, dysfunctional family, white house, parents and children, obsession, twins, thanksgiving, suburbs, siblings relations, assassination, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: clever, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, actor's life, showbiz, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, couples, disorder, columnist, pornography ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 11K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, pregnancy, abortion, innocence lost, teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, child abuse, murder, sniper, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 3K
Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, trophy wife, family problems, family relations, writer's life, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, artists and showbiz, cold relationship, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: medical student, drug dealing, sex, student, pursuit, fish out of water, hippie, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, eccentric family, small town, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, medical school, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, crime scene, cleaning lady, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol, sibling relationship, single parent, teamwork, ambition, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 4K
Ellie Parker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support ...
Style: clever, semi serious, psychological, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, infidelity, hollywood, audition, liar, sex, actress, theft, sociopath, cinematographer, narcissism, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 17K
Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, satirical ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, tv show, life turned upside down, mental disorders, media, misfit, depression, loneliness, psychiatrist, drugs, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1989, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%