Movies like The Caretakers

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The Caretakers (1963)
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The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: mental institution, hospital, nurse, medicine, medical, prison, martial arts, youth, misfit, prodigy, human spirit, life is a bitch, mental illness, showbiz, society, mentally challenged, juvenile delinquency, disability, terminal illness, mute or deaf, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, hopes, unfulfillment, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe

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Most similar movies to The Caretakers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, misfit, hopes, hospital, society, power relations and youth mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Caretakers: America (2009), Beautiful Dreamers (1990), David and Lisa (1962), Glass Lips (2007), Manic (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, youth, human spirit, custody, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, healing power, family problems, mental illness, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: female nudity, mental institution, elderly, aging, mentally challenged, artists and showbiz, fighting the system, life is a bitch, mysterious character, rehabilitation, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, canada
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85%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, psychedelic, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, angst, schizophrenia, mental institution, teenage love, mental disorder, homosexual, homosexuality, homosexual subtext, phobia, psychoanalysis, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 50s
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81%
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Glass Lips (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, estrangement, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dull life, doctors and patients, wrongfully committed, homecoming, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, dramatic, thought provoking, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, mental illness, freedom, human spirit, insanity, crazy, unlikely friendships, nurse, psychiatrist, escaped mental patient, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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76%
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Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, coming of age, therapy, addiction, depression, life philosophy, psychiatry, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, child illness, terminal illness, human spirit, wrestling, youth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, pretense, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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68%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: medical, hospital, cancer, redemption, coldhearted, doctors and patients, idealism, doctor, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.8
 831
The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: society, pregnancy, youth, mental illness, teenage life, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, mental institution, injustice, power relations, win over ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 29
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: blindness, prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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62%
There Must Be a Pony (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious stranger.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Plot: parent child relationship, hopes, misfit, mysterious character, starting over, mentally unstable, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hospital, teenage life, mental institution, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
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61%
 6.8
 3K
Lilith (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, mental institution, schizophrenia, mentally unstable, couples, sex addict, fall in love, femme fatale, love and romance, doctors and patients, obsession ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, maryland
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60%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
 6.0
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White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, dark, realistic
Plot: mental illness, bullying, high school, kids in trouble, friendship, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, school shooting, rabbit, imagination, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, life sentence, family relations, one more chance, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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55%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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55%
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: medical, gay, aids, lgbtq, lgbt, pregnancy, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
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51%
 8.0
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, touching, depressing ...
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, hospital, nurse, poetry, chemotherapy, dying, philosophy, medical, doctor, hopes, regret ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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What If God Were the Sun? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grieving nurse finds comfort and inspiration in her new assignment, where she meets a terminally ill woman with a quick with and strong faith.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, family relations, hopes, doctors and patients, family problems, religions or cults, unfulfillment, wedding, faith, nurse, nurse patient relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Night Buffalo (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Unable to cope with the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend, a twenty-two year old schizophrenic sets an elaborate revenge plan into motion before taking his own life. Gregorio has been in and out of mental hospitals for ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, vengeance, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty, youth, life is a bitch, couples, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: brain tumor, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, christian, faith, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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49%
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The Mark (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.
Style: noir, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mental disorder, sex maniac, child molester, going straight, mentally unstable, misfit, social misfits, society, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
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47%
Walk in the Shadow (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl, Ruth (Lynn Taylor), is injured in a boating accident and taken to hospital for what is regarded as a routine emergency. Her parents are informed that only a blood transfusion will save her life, but her religious fundamentalist father, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Plot: responsibility, dead girl, tragedy, justice, lawyer, moral dilemma, hospital, legal action, village life, injustice, child illness, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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47%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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45%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: anorexia, bulimia, mental illness, elderly, unfulfillment, misfit, hopes, youth, family relations, power relations, human nature, physical appearance ...
Time: 80s
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43%
States of Grace (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: faith, redemption, mormon, missionary, going straight, culture clash, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, utah, venice, europe, usa ...
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43%
Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, disturbing
Plot: children, youth, dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, family in crisis, teenage life, siblings relations, mute or deaf, misfit, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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40%
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Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug addiction, youth, downfall, mental institution, confinement indoors, teenage life, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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40%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, touching ...
Plot: mental disorder, life is a bitch, misfit, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, single parent, youth, confined, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, coma, doctor, disability, patient, cure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%