Movies like Hierarchy

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Hierarchy (2009)
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Hierarchy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of Californians experience loss, despair and desperation over the course of seven days before Christmas. A boxing underdog must face the truth about his uncertain future, a blocked novelist struggles to create a new work admist a suspicious movie proposal, and an engineer with a secret must sell his business plans before it puts his marriage and career in serious jeopardy. With a self-imposed, mounting pressure, their actions and decisions push them deeper into a void of self-doubt and misery leading to one last hope to start fresh again.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: sex, boxing, fight, prostitute, casino, lawyer, hotel, female nudity, depression, suicide, family relations, male female relationship, church, racism, beach, suicide attempt, divorce, bible, economics, singing, bum, singer, hollywood, adultery, dysfunctional family ...

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Most similar movies to Hierarchy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about sex, father son relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, female nudity, drinking and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hierarchy: Magnolia (1999), Faces (1968), Where It's At (1969), Two Days (2003), Life as a House (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 284K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 60s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, suburbs, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family life, overdose, friendship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.9
 162
Where It's At (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A "Sixties Generation" comedy about an offbeat father-son relationship. Dad runs a Las Vegas hotel-casino and his son is a college student with a different set of moral and ethical standards. When they meet in Vegas, they immediately clash ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional
Plot: hotel, casino, gays and lesbians, parents and children, life is a bitch, college, chorus girl, ambition, family relations, gambling, downfall, generation gap ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 893
Two Days (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, introspection, change of heart, actor's life, lifestyle, breaking point, life is a bitch, direction and purpose, death wish, showbiz, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 109
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: televangelist, astronaut, wealth, swimming pool, outer space, infidelity, extramarital affair, pornography, female nudity, ministry, writers, poem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 545
Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: rough, serious, neorealism, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, family relations, sexual abuse, murder, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tel aviv israel, israel, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 233K
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, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, rise and fall, cocaine, strong sexual content, addiction, sex, lifestyle, showbiz, fame, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, couples, understanding, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 18K
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, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hollywood Sins (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hollywood. Tinseltown. Sin City. A town that's built its reputation on money, power and sex. A typical talent agent, Simon Teller is no different that the rest of the Hollywood elite. He'll do anything to seal a deal. And he and his ...
Plot: erotica, open relationship, sexploitation, adultery, female nudity, female masturbation, sex, lesbian, bare breasts, bar, fired from the job, hairy vagina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 412
The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, suburbs, obsession, homecoming, couples, family problems, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, alienation, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, gay sex, friendship, gay, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, male prostitute, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, seattle, usa, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 759
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: talky, realistic, touching, semi serious
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, erection, working class, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, social relations, thirtysomething life, society, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s
Place: okinawa japan, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, talky, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, parents and children, family problems, introspection, society, human nature, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, new york, paris france, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, unlikely couple, couple relations, comeback, actor's life, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 139
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: skinny dipping, friendship, storytelling, teacher, husband wife relationship, student, eating, kiss, marriage, rehearsal, mental institution, crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, stylized
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, workplace intrigue, down on your luck, unsupportive coworkers, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, ego clash, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, usa, connecticut, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Movie Star (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vic Edwards was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic is prompted to reassess his life with the passing of his beloved ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: old man, nostalgia, washed up star, hollywood, aging, celebrity, depression, actor's life, injury, loneliness, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Books of John (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Books Of John" is a movie that follows the lives of three different people, Frank McLean, Will and Caryn. Frank finds himself alone after losing his longtime partner suddenly and without warning. Months later he finds that his partner ...
Plot: gay, female nudity, lesbian interest, lesbian sex, lesbianism, lesbian, male nudity, bible, gay bar, marriage, father son relationship, gay kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 29K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, family problems, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, society, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, coma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, child abuse, pedophile, incest, hotel, depression, family relations, family gatherings, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 416
I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, terminal illness, showbiz, infidelity, family problems, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Smooth Operator (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Megan Hughes plays Grace Nichols, a businesswoman constantly competing with men to get ahead. Unfortunately, her love life is also suffering. One day, while chomping on a donut, she realizes she's put on a few pounds. She decides to get back in ...
Plot: prostitute, erotica, sex, party, coach, female nudity, male full rear nudity, diet, sex in shower
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 35K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: embezzlement, island, family relations, daydreamer, boardwalk, jail, monopoly, human nature, parents and children, family life, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, atlanta georgia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 979
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, farm, family relations, small town, racism, culture clash, family business, society, master and servant, parents and children, small town life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%