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, female nudity, family relations, loneliness, husband wife relationship and dysfunctional family 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
 286K
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, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 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, clever, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.9
 164
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: emotional, offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hotel, casino, family relations, life is a bitch, ambition, gays and lesbians, downfall, gambling, college, parents and children, chorus girl, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 896
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: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, introspection, change of heart, lifestyle, showbiz, breaking point, death wish, direction and purpose, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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, fighting illness ...
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: astronaut, televangelist, minister, hypocrisy, brother brother relationship, boxer, prison, salvation, stadium, evangelist, funeral, letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.9
 236K
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, rise and fall, cocaine, strong sexual content, addiction, sex, fame, showbiz, lifestyle, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 556
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, murder, sexual abuse, family relations, social misfits, life is a bitch, profanity, sexual content, urban ghetto, law enforcer killer, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, lower east side manhattan new york city, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ 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, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, understanding, family relations, couples, dishonesty, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 417
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, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, psychopath, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, couples, obsession, suburbs ...
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, youth, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, female full frontal nudity, cheating wife, female masturbation, hairy vagina, cunnilingus, 69 sex position, cuckolded husband, fired from the job, large breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, sexual, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: adultery, prostitute, high school, infidelity, teenager, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, social decay, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 768
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: realistic, semi serious, talky, touching
Plot: erection, friendship, infidelity, working class, midlife crisis, parents and children, love triangle, misfit, buddies, unfulfillment, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: okinawa japan, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, gay, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, introspection, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, paris france, harvard university ...
⇓ 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: video camera, marriage, lie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ulcer, bare breasts, band, brother brother relationship, restaurant, food, undressing, swimming pool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, actor's life, comeback, couple relations, infidelity, romance, adultery, hypocrisy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ 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: tense, psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: old man, nostalgia, hollywood, washed up star, aging, actor's life, celebrity, depression, injury, artists and showbiz, loneliness, 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 african american, gay kiss, lesbian sex, lesbian kiss, gay bar, male nudity, bare breasts, gay, love, sex, gay rights, lesbian interest ...
⇓ 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, serious, touching, emotional, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, train ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, actor's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, usa, connecticut, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 419
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, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, artists and showbiz, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, secret, birthday, child abuse, pedophile, incest, child rape, hotel, depression, family gatherings, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, eviction, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, party, sex, diet, female nudity, erotica, sex in shower, coach, male full rear nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Close Enough to Touch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Henderson's just met their new neighbor and she is truly hot. What they do not know is how far their relationship with her will get.
Style: sexploitation film, disturbing, sexy, captivating
Plot: neighbor, dysfunctional family, cheating wife, unfaithful husband, sexploitation, seductress, erotica, lesbian, law firm, fashion model, sex, neglected wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, divorce, single father, custody battle, family relations, couples, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%