Movies like Certain Women

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Certain Women (2016)
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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, loneliness, flirting, affair, dysfunctional relationship, dog, prison, dancing, lesbian, school, horse, mountain, teacher, lawyer, food, truck, female nudity, snow, train, unrequited love, sister sister relationship, wine, old man, infidelity, search ...
Time: 2010s, year 1966, year 1975, year 1918, year 1959
Place: montana

Most similar movies to Certain Women

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking, kiss, telephone call, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, friendship and drink mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Certain Women: Wendy and Lucy (2008), About Ray (2015), Manchester by the Sea (2016), 99 Homes (2014), Where Is Kyra? (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: neurotic
Plot: lesbian, single mother, lgbt, teenager, gender roles, grandmother grandson relationship, restaurant, friendship, signature, eyeglasses, friend, marriage ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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65%
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 ...
Plot: death, hospital, nephew, loss, house fire, funeral, sadness, boat, grief, dysfunctional family, mental health, brother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
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64%
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99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: single father, moral dilemma, motel, construction worker, eviction, foreclosure, financial crisis, mortgage, real estate agent, single parent, dishonesty, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, united states, boston, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Plot: panic attack, escalator, female bartender, answering machine, middle aged woman, street life, waving goodbye, applying makeup, applying lipstick, mailbox, bureaucracy, oxygen mask ...
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62%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, release from prison, redemption, infidelity, pregnancy, single parent, going straight, child abuse, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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60%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Plot: small town, solace, teenage boy, 15 year old, boy in peril, dead boy, injury, iphone, marital problem, protest, aunt nephew relationship, self defense ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
53%
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: sex, loss of father, car accident, gay slur, cafe, undressing, underwear, bare breasts, peeping tom, band, musician, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: delirium, bigger dreams, beach resort, marijuana, flower, reading a book, vomiting, memory, computer, taxi, hospital, death of mother ...
Time: year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 65
Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: babysitting, hysteria, being followed, coach, arrest, banker, racist, scandal, fight, betrayal, child abuse, cafe ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: mental illness, suburbs, wealthy family, addiction, family problems, going straight, redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, suburban life, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Plot: fraternity, college, student, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, bestiality, stripper, college student, false accusation, computer, urination, memory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
49%
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Anesthesia (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Plot: friend, lie, promise, listening to music, eating, limousine, cigarette lighter, food, chase, bar, flashback, friendship ...
Time: year 2008
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A nameless young character travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers, having banal conversations, and dedicating his existence to daily mundane activities.
Plot: airport, newspaper, cooking, cafe, train, suitcase, listening to a radio, laundromat, snow, elevator, cigarette smoking, telephone call ...
Place: houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: graduation, innocence lost, small town, coming of age, christmas, friendship, high school graduation, elopement, self discovery, americana, american dream, basketball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, lust, strong sexual content, classroom, bridge, dancing, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Road Movie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to ...
Style: road movie
Plot: men's bathroom, amish, mining, insurance, sadness, truck accident, transsexual, photo booth, bible, tractor, hitchhiker, stabbing ...
Place: cross country, chicago illinois, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 12K
Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, sad, psychological
Plot: nervous breakdown, attic, missing person, jealousy, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, marriage, bum, homeless man, hiding, street life, loneliness ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, coming of age, innocence lost, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, teenage life, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Down to the Bone (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, cocaine, crumbling marriage, going straight, children, infertility, cheating, extramarital affair, marriage, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, actor, small town, siblings relations, misfit, mentally unstable, gender bending, family relations, shoplifting, sunglasses, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: working class, friendship, infidelity, midlife crisis, erection, buddies, couple relations, unfulfillment, social relations, battle of the sexes, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, estrangement, small town, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: train, mentally challenged, self discovery, urban, parents and children, missing child, misfit, family relations, social misfits, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
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Paradise (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Plot: gospel music, diet, private jet, senator, pianist, hymn, televangelist, board of directors, salvation, stadium, boxer, bible ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, love, highway, salesman, road trip, sex, desert, self discovery, friendship, buddies, human nature, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, small town, hopes, suburbs, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, social relations, single parent, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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