Movies like Demolition

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Demolition (2015)
 7.0
 78K
Demolition (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.
Style: melancholic, psychological, emotional, philosophical, reflective, cerebral, dramatic, touching, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: destruction, car accident, death of wife, father in law son in law relationship, homosexuality, correspondence, hospital, relationships, death, depression, existentialism, gay son, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, gay bashing, guilt, unlikely friendships, gay teenager, marijuana, infidelity, grief, vending machine, adultery, gay, drummer ...

Most similar movies to Demolition

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, dramatic and interesting films with plots about storytelling, relationships, depression, dialogue, mentor, loneliness and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Demolition: While We're Young (2014), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Just Before I Go (2014), About Schmidt (2002), Hesher (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
While We're Young (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
Style: talky, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: hipster, documentary filmmaking, friendship, friends, couples, introspection, couple relations, marriage, hip hop, film producer, female vomiting, childless couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, depressing ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 117K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: family life, on the road, wedding, salesman, fish out of water, letter, life changing, golden years, parents and children, elderly, introspection, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denver colorado, nebraska, colorado, kansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.0
 48K
Hesher (2010)
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, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: loner, antisocial behavior, stranger, arson, dysfunctional character, depression, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: book, fainting, summer, assistant, infidelity, beach, innocence, writer's life, cheating wife, dysfunctional family, loss of child, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 8K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: clever, humorous, talky, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, psychologist, therapy, romance, fall in love, hidden identity, unconventional method, power relations, social relations, mysterious character, doctors and patients, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, phoenix arizona, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, talky, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, family problems, under the surface, psychology, dialogue driven, family secret, dinner party, husband wife relationship, secrets, game, character study ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 58K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, marijuana, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 50K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love affair, mystery, love and romance, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, man child, death of father, family, couples, death in the family, last wish, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, terminal illness, opposites attract, loss of daughter, astronaut, single mother, acceptance, understanding, up and down relationship, unsupportive parent, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, louisiana, new york, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 19K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, surreal, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adultery, mentor, high school, infidelity, marital problem, midlife crisis, unhappy, couple relations, crumbling marriage, introspection, self esteem, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 7K
Love Liza (2002)
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, tense, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, suicide, model airplane, addiction, misfit, solace, death in the family, disorder, family problems, stoners, nothing goes right, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, anger, dwarf, divorce, humiliation, marijuana, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 73K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, thirtysomething life, homecoming, jealousy, looking for love, obsessive quest, hopes, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, self esteem, high school, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, homeless, cancer, suicide, apartment, neighbor, midlife crisis, golden years, parents and children, family relations, supportive parent, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, sentimental, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, doctor, dying, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 20K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, youth, coming of age, debate, psychologist, addiction, human nature, high school life, lifestyle, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 8K
Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gay, cancer, homosexual, dentist, sex, marijuana, gays and lesbians, aids, love and romance, health situation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, canada, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 164K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: talky, witty, sincere, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: writer's block, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, family relations, odd, artists and showbiz, twins, uptight character, loneliness, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, biting, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, family secret, high school, youth, torment, loss of sibling, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, pandora\'s box, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, crimes, ambition, new job, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 83K
Beginners (2010)
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, gay, terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, lgbt, gay father, secret, dying, grief, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, emotional, heartbreaking, depressing, sad ...
Plot: sadness, death, dysfunctional family, depression, loneliness, loss, house fire, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, family drama, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 33K
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, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, touching, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, parenthood, road trip, home schooling, family drama, loss of wife, funeral, family values, teenage girl, family bonds, children, single father ...
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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