Movies like Close-Up 2011

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Close-Up (2011)
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Close-Up (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: "CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately tries to regain everything he has lost in his life; his wife and child, his job, and his pride, before it's too late. Over the course of one day on New Years Eve in New York City, a young vibrant woman, Freebird, shows him how to stand up, discover himself and move on with his life.
Style: social realism, ambiguous ending, psychological, touching, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: addiction, husband wife relationship, violence, drugs, divorce, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, father daughter estrangement, washed up star, fame, sex, female nudity, male female relationship, hospital, actor, tragedy, shopping, clothes, quitting a job, blood, bar, comeback, redemption, director cameo, heart attack ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, philadelphia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, touching, serious and suspense films with plots about husband wife relationship, violence, family relations, hospital, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch and drugs mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Close-Up: Dangerous Game (1993), Three Days of Rain (2002), Bokser (2011), Umbrella (2016), Icebox (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
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Three Days of Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.
Style: touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, drugs, mother daughter relationship, desperation, marital discord, false accusation, drug use, rain, restaurant, coworker relationship, disability, father daughter relationship ...
Place: cleveland ohio
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Bokser (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The films was inspired by true events. Przemyslaw Saleta, World's Kickboxing Champion and European Champion in professional boxing gave a kidney to his seriously ill daughter. There were unexpected complications during the surgery and Saleta ...
Style: touching, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, parent child relationship, world champion, fight, illness, boxer, kickboxing, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, athlete, operation ...
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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: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, understanding, family relations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Plot: marriage, injury, family relations, school, teacher, father son relationship, violence, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, doctor, cancer, hospital ...
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Icebox (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Forced to flee his home in Honduras, Óscar seeks asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the immigration system.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, rough, suspenseful, touching
Plot: survival, escape, fear, violence, court, gang, arrest, tattoo, breakup, illegal immigrant, boy, undocumented immigrant ...
Place: usa
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Mickey and the Bear (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Anaconda, Montana, a strong-willed teenage girl navigates a loving but volatile relationship with her veteran father. In a desperate search for independence and her own identity, she risks family, heartbreak, and her standing in the only place ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, incest, addiction, father daughter incest, teenage girl, drug addiction, caregiver, war veteran, teenager, drug addict, marine, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, sex, drugs, addiction, strong sexual content, fame, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, fame, wrestler, ambition, aging, stripper, self destructing, introspection, athlete's life, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, touching, bleak, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, supportive spouse, downfall, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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At Any Cost (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two brothers and their best friend start a rock band and try to make it big in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, touching, psychological ...
Plot: music industry, rock band, musician, price of fame, deception, drug overdose, heroin addict, husband wife relationship, record producer, rock music, shot by the police, manager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Golden Exits (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.
Style: unusual plot structure, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: family relations, husband wife relationship, australian, loneliness, therapy, marital infidelity, sister in law, birthday, recording studio, assistant, long haired male, archive ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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53%
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Toro (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friends Toro and Victor struggle with drug addiction and male prostitution in a hostile environment. When they lose all their money, their longstanding friendship is put to the test.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lgbt, drug abuse, debt, sex worker, drug addict, prostitute, addiction, male nudity, escort, friendship, friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: complex, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, violence, psychopath, life & death, brutality, society, hospital, danger, pubic hair, male nudity, homeless man ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family life, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
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75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rancher, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, family reunited ...
Place: texas
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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 ⇓
52%
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Ilegales (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: illegal immigrant, drug traffic, investigation, drug smuggling, mexican, child in peril, latin, immigrants, multiple storylines, husband wife relationship, mexican border, drugs ...
Place: mexico, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Madeline's Madeline (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, mental illness, mentor protege relationship, mother daughter relationship, theatre group, depression, african american, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, theatre director, brother sister relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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La Run (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Guillaume is a good young man. He has never taken hard drugs in his life, doesn't plan on trying, and has an honest job. Everything goes chaotic when he witnesses his father's attempted suicide over a heavy gambling debt. In order to pay ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs, family, violence, money, drug
Place: montreal
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44%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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LUMA (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The young, pregnant housewife Jennifer- nickname LUMA- meets the self confident, bisexual Christiane. Their friendship develops up to an vehement love affair, which is driving Luma into an turmoil of emotions. Raised up under catholic influence, she ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, suspense, sexy
Plot: female friendship, love, friendship, husband wife relationship, chaos, bisexual, bisexual woman, homosexual, tenderness, pregnant woman, pregnancy, female nudity ...
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44%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, danger, plague, bio weapon, deadly, racism, husband wife relationship, thirst, violence, society ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Toy Soldiers (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, haunted by the past, teenage life, misfit, life is a bitch, addiction, custody, family problems, social misfits, youth, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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40%
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Anna (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must ...
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aging, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, culture clash, midlife crisis, celebrity culture, lifestyle, actor's life, immigrants, follow your dream, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, usa, new york
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40%
The Human Contract (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman leads a businessman down a path of reckless abandon.
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: eroticism, femme fatale, introspection, love and romance, manipulation, couples, power relations, family problems, obsession, sexual relations, moral dilemma, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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40%
Fathers & Daughters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Style: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, touching, suspense ...
Plot: mental breakdown, writers, father daughter relationship, family, single father, death of wife, childhood trauma, family drama, father and daughter, family relations, sex in toilet, emotional breakdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Cocaine Angel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, witty ...
Plot: addiction, drug use, rehabilitation, downfall, life is a bitch, drug dealing, hopes, lifestyle, drug addiction, fired from the job, drug abuse, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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38%
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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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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