Movies like Manchester by the Sea

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: psychological, melancholic, dramatic, emotional, heartbreaking, depressing, bleak, sad, reflective, cerebral ...
Plot: death, hospital, nephew, house fire, loss, sadness, grief, boat, funeral, dysfunctional family, brother, mental health, depression, family drama, loneliness, drinking, suicide attempt, uncle, death of brother, loss of brother, last will and testament, burning house, guardian, uncle nephew relationship, slice of life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and emotional films with plots about loneliness, death, relationships, dialogue, storytelling, depression and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Manchester by the Sea: Ordinary People (1980), 12 and Holding (2005), Reign Over Me (2007), August: Osage County (2013), You Can Count on Me (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, middle class, grief, coming of age, therapy, repression, halloween, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hospital, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, innocence lost, suburbs, twins, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, haunted by the past, 9/11, friendship, life changing experience, war on terror, death, family, grief, loss of child, judge, therapist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 ⇓
90%
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You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, drifter, single mother, suicide attempt, workplace, single parent, introspection, sibling relationship, parents and children, workplace romance, siblings relations, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, sincere, serious, 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 ⇓
86%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, grief, memory, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 2K
Desert Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, road movie, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, small town, friendship, desert, soda, ice cream cone, fire, fbi, teenage life, bomb, explosive, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, pregnancy, abortion, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love affair, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
79%
 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: semi serious, gloomy, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.1
 40K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, single parent, sexual relations, oedipus complex, single mother, parent child relationship, parents and children, family in crisis, rebellion, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 10K
Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Plot: lesbian interest, affair, loneliness, flirting, dysfunctional relationship, western music, long underwear, dysfunctional couple, night watchman, fireplace, stable, soup ...
Time: year 1966, 2010s, year 1975, year 1959, year 1918
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, infidelity, terminal illness, child prodigy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, chance, redemption, cancer, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, widower, drugs/alcohol, obsession, dealing with death, grieving, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, semi serious, clever, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, writer's life, depression, director, therapist, alienation, actress, actor, suicide, obsessive quest, man-woman relation, theater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Life as a House (2001)
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: gothic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, cancer, divorce, house, haunted by the past, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, marriage crisis, sadness, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Sea of Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
Plot: suicidal, funeral, doctor, cancer, loss, forest, blonde, pills, mouth to mouth resuscitation, wedding ring, brain tumor, wine drinking ...
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, estrangement, memory, therapy, crying, toy, parking lot, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.5
 50K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, swinger, guilt, promiscuity, generation gap, storm, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 164K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nurse, lust, strong sexual content, depression, dysfunctional family, dancing, truck, classroom, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: train, coma, small town, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, suburbs, parents and children, small town life, suburban life, family life, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, best friend, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, sadness, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 267K
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: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, desert, drug use, suicide, death, multiple storylines, deportation, tourist, police brutality, loss of son, doctor, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, mexico, japan, africa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.7
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, dog, rocking chair, neighbor, christmas lights, pregnancy, parents and children, love and romance, friends, urban, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Banishment (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, pregnancy, abortion, crumbling marriage, russian, countryside, family bonds, relationships, misunderstanding, family drama, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 5K
James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Plot: search, desperation, pot smoking, street life, t shirt, abandoned by father, asian, cancer, caretaker, black eye, hoodie, towel ...
Time: year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, gloomy, serious ...
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 ⇓
67%
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