Movies and TV shows like Huff

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Huff
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly when a 15-year-old client commits suicide in his office. The series follows Huff, his family, and his friend Russell Tupper, played by Oliver Platt, as they navigate life.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, psychological
Plot: doctors and patients, drugs/alcohol, psychiatrist, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, mental disorders, power relations, disorder, jealousy, lawyer, spouse leaving, bad trip, experimenting, sexual perversion, self fulfillment, overbearing, in-laws, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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49 min.
 9.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, melancholic and gloomy films and TV series with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, depression, family problems, parents and children, redemption and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Huff: Six Feet Under (2001), Shrink (2009), The Sopranos (1999), Maps to the Stars (2014), The Skeleton Twins (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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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    User:   68%
 
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 9.2
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The Sopranos
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: talky, gloomy, serious, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, organized crime, introspection, strong sexual content, violence, suburbs, midlife crisis, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
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, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, obsession, incest, mental illness, drinking, psychology, drugs, male nudity, drug addiction, sexual abuse ...
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The Skeleton Twins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, twins, relationships, depression, suicide, introspection, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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    User:   42%
 
The Squid and the Whale
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, intellectual, clever ...
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    User:   35%
 
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Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: destiny, loneliness, philosophy, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, slacker, adultery, relationships, workplace, midlife crisis, brothers, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
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Beginners
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cancer, gay, father son relationship, relationships, self discovery, terminal illness, death, loneliness, homosexuality, depression, marriage, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
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Laurel Canyon
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, sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, music business, drinking, hospital, psychiatry, drugs/alcohol, human nature, rock, mental illness, relationships, rock and roll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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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    User:   36%
 
 8.3
 61K
Ray Donovan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, crime, dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, crimes, family problems, family relations, intrigue, boxing, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 32K
Cake
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
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Panic
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
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    User:   32%
 
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Nurse Jackie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, semi serious, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, nurse, against the rules, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, infidelity, family problems, power relations, life is a bitch, workplace, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 8.3
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Californication
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, lust, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, sexual relations, family problems, family life, sexual activity, addiction, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
Life as a House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, divorce, father son relationship, redemption, hospital, parents and children, depression, death, single father, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
 7.4
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Transamerica
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, road movie, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, gay, sexual abuse, runaway, drug addiction, self discovery, psychiatrist, on the road, hidden identity, drugs/alcohol, therapist, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
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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, humorous ...
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
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System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 7.7
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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, captivating, realistic, 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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System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
 7.7
 50K
Nip/Tuck
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexual, serious, disturbing, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: womanizer, strong sexual content, battle of the sexes, boss and employee, clinic, sexual relations, plastic surgeon, plastic surgery, couple relations, physical appearance, friendship, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
 7.0
 47K
Hesher
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, dark humor, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: depression, death, violence, bullying, death in the family, revenge, storytelling, drugs/alcohol, drinking, life & death, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
August: Osage County
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, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
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 7.8
 19K
Transparent
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, realistic
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, life turned upside down, family relations, family life, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, lesbian, gender, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
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: serious, psychological, melancholic, clever, realistic ...
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, michigan, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
 6.7
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Happy Hour
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: social misfits, writer's life, crumbling marriage, bar, going straight, couple relations, addiction, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, midlife crisis, divorce, crazy, womanizer, mentor, parenthood, adultery, marriage, drinking, infidelity, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
 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, drugs/alcohol, introspection, loneliness, divorce, drug abuse, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey
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System:   27%
    User:   30%
 

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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
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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, new york, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
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