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Demolition (2015)
 7.0
 95K
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, philosophical, emotional, reflective, weird, thought provoking, cerebral, complex, dramatic ...
Plot: death of wife, existentialism, depression, death, destruction, grief, car accident, self discovery, father in law son in law relationship, gay teenager, vending machine, investment banker, grieving widower, correspondence, merry go round, homosexuality, hospital, relationships, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, gay son, gay bashing, guilt, unlikely friendships, psychology ...
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, touching and complex films with plots about loneliness, depression, dialogue, relationships, storytelling, life philosophy and honest mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Demolition: Lost in Translation (2003), While We're Young (2014), Hesher (2010), Love Liza (2002), About Schmidt (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship, actor, couple relations, friendship, dull life, unlikely friendships, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, documentary filmmaking, ironic, witty, psychological ...
Plot: couples, hipster, friendship, introspection, marriage, couple relations, husband wife relationship, childless couple, midlife crisis, friends, middle aged, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 52K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: 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, realistic, offbeat, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, dysfunctional character, youth, arson, depression, stranger, bully, grief, rebelliousness, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 8K
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, touching, bleak, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, drug abuse, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, disorder, solace, social misfits, family problems, death in the family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
 127K
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: contemplative, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: life changing, family life, on the road, wedding, letter, salesman, fish out of water, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, understanding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, nebraska, denver colorado, colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.7
 187K
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: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, weirdo, thief, mentally unstable, filmmaking, swamp, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, touching, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, writer's life, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, coping, loss of child, loss of son, estrangement, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 9K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, fall in love, romance, hidden identity, starting over, mysterious character, power relations, small town life, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, west virginia, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, tear jerker, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, family relations, terminal illness, love affair, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, adultery, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, usa, louisiana, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
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, melancholic, touching, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, loneliness, everyday life, parents and children, naivete, loser, existentialism, character change, immature, brother brother relationship, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, road trip, disability, caregiver, unlikely friendships, friendship, handicapped, teenage boy, loss of son, guilty conscience, abandoned by father, tragedy ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, small town life, troubled, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, mother daughter relationship, cancer, writers, suburban life, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, older woman younger man relationship, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 19K
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, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 47K
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France, Switzerland
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Style: melancholic, realistic, emotional, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: male masturbation, estranged daughter, father daughter relationship, life, culture clash, ambition, loneliness, existentialism, character study, parenthood, dentures, painted face ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bucharest, germany, romania, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
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: clever, melancholic, philosophical, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 90K
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: gay father, coming out, father son relationship, gay, grief, terminal illness, secret, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 99K
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, family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, drinking, drinking alcohol, mentor, divorce, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Style: sincere, rough, melancholic, touching, captivating
Plot: death of mother, death of wife, existentialism, sibling relationship, father son reunion, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, troubled teen, mental illness, depression, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, house fire, funeral, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, emotional, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, family gatherings, last wish, death of father, family, eccentric family, lesbian mother, breakup, jewish, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: 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: psychological, twists and turns, surreal, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, alienation, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, homeless, infidelity, parents and children, human nature, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cancer, suicide, meaning of life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 10K
Terri (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.
Style: melancholic, depressing, compassionate, clever, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, high school, teenage life, misfit, physical appearance, small town, overweight child, social relations, freak, teachers and students, mentor, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, introspection, unfulfillment, drug dealing, cancer, gay, homosexual, dentist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, amsterdam, canada, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, philosophical ...
Plot: existentialism, jealousy, private detective, surveillance, divorce, investigation, suburbs, rivalry, self discovery, escapades, strong sexual content, businessman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Winter Passing (2005)
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, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, family relations, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, love and romance, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, addiction, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%