Movies like Maps to the Stars

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Maps to the Stars
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, satirical, realistic, offbeat, ironic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, obsession, incest, mental illness, drinking, psychology, drugs, male nudity, drug addiction, sexual abuse, death, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, hospital, storytelling, aspiring actor, violence, strong sexual content, desire for fame, therapy, fire, pornography, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Short Cuts
Comedy, Drama
USA
188 min.
 7.7
Happiness
Comedy, Drama
USA
134 min.
 7.8
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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, melancholic, talky and bleak films with plots about dysfunctional family, dialogue, storytelling, depression, loneliness, pornography and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Maps to the Stars: Life During Wartime (2009), Shrink (2009), Hurlyburly (1998), Short Cuts (1993), The New Age (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Life During Wartime
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, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa, israel ...
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 6.7
 17K
Shrink
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, dark humor ...
Plot: depression, suicide, hollywood, psychiatrist, marijuana, death, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, weed, character study, hospital, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   91%
    User:   83%
 
 5.8
 9K
Hurlyburly
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, psychological, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, hollywood, sarcasm, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, friendship, dialogue driven, destiny, dialogue, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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    User:   68%
 
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 39K
Short Cuts
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, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, infidelity, adultery, drinking, buddies, suicide, multiple storylines, unsupportive spouse, cheating, storytelling, urban, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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    User:   69%
 
 5.7
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The New Age
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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    User:   71%
 
Cookie's Fortune
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, murder, suicide, storytelling, greed, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, death, drinking, human nature, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Margot at the Wedding
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, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family, adultery, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, relationships, infidelity, drinking, sisters, wedding, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, vermont
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The Chumscrubber
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, bleak, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age, teenager, drinking, death, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim
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: touching, semi serious, gloomy, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, depression, drinking, drugs, hospital, introspection, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, adultery, coming of age, suicide attempt, male nudity, parents and children, high school, pornography, suburbs, teenage life, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
 6.6
 5K
Chuck & Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gay, friendship, sexuality, mentally unstable, stalking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, workplace, homosexuality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down
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, witty, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, addiction, depression, storytelling, drinking, cancer, heavy metal, parents and children, adolescence, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c. ...
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    User:   48%
 
Imaginary Heroes
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, depression, marijuana, infidelity, high school, hospital, adultery, drugs, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
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    User:   41%
 
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What Just Happened
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, midlife crisis, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, writers, workplace, greed, media, brutality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, cannes
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 5.9
 17K
Welcome to Me
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, dark humor, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, depression, loneliness, psychiatrist, drugs, life turned upside down, deadpan, tv show, insanity, irreverent, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1996, year 1989 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 6.8
 11K
Palindromes
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, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, abortion, sexual abuse, child abuse, runaway, coming of age, adoption, disability, depression, pornography, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 6.3
 39K
Somewhere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, loneliness, hotel, actor's life, rock, existentialism, relationships, introspection, solitude, depression, hollywood, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, europe ...
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 5.9
 907
Star Maps
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, coming of age, prostitution, family life, sex, tragedy, gays and lesbians, mentor, pornography, prostitute, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, latin america, usa ...
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System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
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World's Greatest Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
The Myth of Fingerprints
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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, death, crumbling marriage, family drama, relationships, family, dealing with death, holiday, human nature, nudity (topless - notable), storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
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System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
The House of Yes
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, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, incest, assassination, eccentricity, suburbs, insanity, sarcasm, dialogue, parents and children, relationships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 7.8
 61K
Happiness
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: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rape, sexual abuse, obsession, loneliness, child abuse, depression, sex, strong sexual content, siblings relations, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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 6.4
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S.O.B.
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, witty, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Plot: hollywood, pornography, actor's life, innocence lost, suicide, showbiz, suicide attempt, death, filmmaking, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 7.0
 7K
Love Liza
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, addiction, drug abuse, death, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, mental illness, drinking, depression, road trip, loneliness, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
Postcards from the Edge
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, humorous, clever, witty, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, drugs, actor's life, hospital, rehabilitation, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
Winter Passing
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: psychological, serious, melancholic, realistic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, loneliness, depression, drug abuse, writing, drugs, drinking, suicide, death, writers, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, michigan
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
Art School Confidential
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, artist, drinking, art, gay, college, coming of age, obsession, ambition, mentor, creativity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 

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The Butcher Boy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to ...
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Eulogy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, lesbian, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, family life, parents and children, death, family drama, eccentric family, multiple storylines, eccentricity, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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