Movies like Scandal Sheet

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Scandal Sheet (1985)
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Scandal Sheet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.
Plot: investigation, journalist, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, actor, funeral, publisher, husband wife relationship, scandal, gossip, movie star, tabloid

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Most similar movies to Scandal Sheet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family relations, husband wife relationship, couples, drug addiction and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Scandal Sheet: The Late Liz (1971), Smashed (2012), September 30, 1955 (1977), Rocket Gibraltar (1988), The Drinker (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Finding herself unable to cope with the divorce of her parents and the stress of daily life, 15-year-old Sarah Travis starts drinking in secret. At first, alcohol provides comfort and release. Then it sends her life spiraling out of control.
Audience: teens
Plot: alcoholic, nanny, alcohol abuse, divorce, older man younger woman relationship, teen drinking, stepfather, teenage girl, alcoholics anonymous, horse, teenager, drugs/alcohol ...
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95%
 6.4
 95
The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, divorce, party, doctor, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, christian, religious conversion, alcoholic, priest ...
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75%
 6.7
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Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, depressing, twists and turns, touching, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, teacher, drugs, depression, psychology, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: suburbs, movie star, autumn, actor, death, fandom
Time: 50s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man's family comes for his 77th birthday and while he loves all of his children and their children, he and his children don't exactly connect. However, he connects with his grandchildren. And he tells them what he wants for his birthday ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: boat, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, brutality, god, beautiful scenery, hip hop, catastrophe, holiday, existentialism, eccentricity, children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 156
The Drinker (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Hans Fallada.
Plot: drugs, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, couples, self destructing, marriage, toxic, spirit, drug addiction, intoxication, beer, fuel ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Red Light in the White House (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A reporter digs into the background of a young woman who is running for the U.S. Senate, and finds out a lot more than he bargained for.
Plot: blackmail, cover up, private detective, scandal, investigation, intrigue, political candidate, rape, conspiracy, limousine
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60%
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, visually appealing, splatter, stylized ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, support group, self discovery, redemption, addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, drugs, heroin, group therapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
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53%
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: girl, family relations, dishonesty, mystery, hidden identity, switching roles, betrayal, crimes, power relations, disorder, mistaken identity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, depressing, sexy, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, alcoholics anonymous, rehabilitation, love, romance, secretary, drug addiction, marriage, hospital, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
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Marvin & Tige (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower meets Tige, an 11-year-old orphan. With nowhere else to go, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close friendship. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home. Then he ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, coming of age, adoption, alcohol abuse, suicide, homelessness, society, youth, opposites attract, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, vietnam war, alcoholic, waitress, commitment, alcohol abuse, empire, family relations, house painter, parent child relationship, post war, guitarist ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, youth, psychiatry, autism, medical, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1959
Place: usa, new jersey
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47%
On the Nickel (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: feature film written, produced by, and starring Ralph Waite (best known as John Walton, Sr., on the long-running CBS television series, "The Waltons"). The film tells the story of Sam (Donald Moffat), a recovering alcoholic who feels ...
Plot: police, judge, drunkenness, friendship, urban setting, alcoholic, bum, homelessness, monologue, street life, abandoned, slum ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 12K
The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: swimming, nudist, midlife crisis, neighbor, swimmer, life philosophy, character study, social relations, neighborhood, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom. One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in ...
Plot: hollywood, movie star, impotence, director, wedding, husband wife relationship, mentor, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, actress, blonde, infidelity, suicide ...
Time: 1930s
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41%
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
Plot: hollywood, historical event, backstage, party, actress, actor, filmmaking, casting, director, film producer, film industry, movie star ...
Time: 1930s
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40%
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Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, foster home, father son relationship, family crisis, teenager, death of mother, alcohol abuse, funeral, belly dancing, soccer, alcoholic ...
Place: eastern europe
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40%
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Run This Town (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After graduation, Bram gets his dream job at a local newspaper. In his mind he’s the next Woodward (but he’s probably more of a Bernstein). A year in, he realizes that maybe the paper business is no longer what he’d seen in the movies. Instead ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, political
Plot: investigative reporter, town mayor, investigative journalism, media, political unrest, newspaper reporter, investigation, politics, newspaper, political scandal, journalist, workplace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 17
The Healing (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: He finally met someone who specialized in damaged hearts. In this stirring drama, a promising young physician slides into alcoholism, following his wife’s tragic death. Having lost everything, he lands in a skid row mission, where he meets some ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, faith, doctor, nurse, religious conversion, drunk, religion, bum, drug addict, grief, bible, alcoholic ...
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39%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: christianity, hollywood, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, relationship vs career, introspection, human spirit, artists and showbiz, society, hotshot hero, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, unemployment, anarchist, bartender, prostitute, confession, drug addiction, traveling salesman, addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
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39%
The Accident: A Moment of Truth Movie (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lizzie and Janie are best friends, bonded like sisters, who share many things in common: crushes, gossip, and a taste for liquor. Although they manage to sneak alcohol at home and in water bottles at school, they never get caught. One night, while ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drunkenness, funeral, best friend, beach party, intoxication, emergency room, memorial service, cemetery, car accident, alcohol abuse, high school prom, drunk driving ...
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38%
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Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: spiritual, sexy, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: alcoholic, family relations, alcohol abuse, downfall, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family problems, family life, middle class, alcoholics anonymous ...
Time: 80s
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38%
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The friendships held between two families is threatened when one of their sons drowns in the other family's swimming pool.
Plot: nanny, family relations, boy, husband wife relationship, friendship, neighbor, death of son, accident, babysitting, drowning, death of child, fishing ...
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38%
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: church, celibacy, forbidden love, hospital, society, gender, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, clergy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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37%
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Heart of Steel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A steel factory that employs most of the town shuts down, leaving a man desperate to keep his family and friends together while alcohol consumes him in this depressing drama.
Plot: unemployment, layoff, drinking problem, union, house, blue collar, truck, labor, contamination, job, family relations, drinking alcohol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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White Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Debbie, a working class single mother from Leeds, moves her family to Bradford, where they find themselves in an ethnic minority. Daughter Leah must adapt to being the only white girl at school.
Plot: islam, muslim, alcohol abuse, abusive husband, domestic violence, racism, alcoholic, hijab
Place: yorkshire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
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The Runner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.
Style: enigmatic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, political
Plot: sex scandal, politician, husband wife relationship, reputation, woman, society, chase, dishonesty, politics, sex, donation, fisherman ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: depressing, talky, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, redemption, actor, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, morphine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%