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, actor, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, funeral, scandal, movie star, gossip, publisher, husband wife relationship, 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 thought provoking films with plots about alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family relations, husband wife relationship, couples, life is a bitch and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Scandal Sheet: September 30, 1955 (1977), The Late Liz (1971), Smashed (2012), Rocket Gibraltar (1988), The Drinker (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: actor, suburbs, movie star, autumn, fandom, death
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
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95%
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.
Plot: alcohol abuse, nanny, divorce, alcoholic, teenager, teenage girl, alcoholics anonymous, older man younger woman relationship, kiss, stepfather, teen drinking, horse
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88%
 6.3
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, doctor, party, divorce, church, priest, female protagonist, prayer, religious conversion, alcohol abuse, hospital ...
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74%
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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, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, alcoholic, rehabilitation, profanity, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, realistic, semi serious, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, family life, reunion, family gatherings, siblings relations, golden years, bicycle, sleeping, beer, old man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Drinker (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Hans Fallada.
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, toxic, fuel, self destruction, intoxication, beer, marriage, self destructing, drinking contest, couples, drug addiction ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: cover up, intrigue, blackmail, political candidate, private detective, limousine, investigation, scandal, rape, conspiracy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, addiction, drinking alcohol, drinking, party, public relations, romance, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: mind bending, tense, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, betrayal, mistaken identity, cons and scams, switching roles, haunted by the past, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 174
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: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: adoption, alcohol abuse, racism, love and romance, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, society, opposites attract, manipulations, youth, life is a bitch, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
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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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, family problems, friends, couples, down on your luck, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: commitment, waitress, alcoholic, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, inner city, house painter, family relations, alcohol abuse, parent child relationship, vietnam war veteran, republican ...
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: street life, slum, urban setting, abandoned, drunkard, alcohol abuse, police, homelessness, friendship, alcoholic, bum, judge ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Yellow Scarf (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The main character - a man who suffers from alcoholism - wants to change his tumultuous life. The day before Christmas Eve he receives a gift from his son - a yellow scarf. A gift is a kind of talisman he receives from loved ones, and every time he ...
Plot: alcoholic, drunkard, drinking, scarf, drunkenness, businessman, crisis, ex husband ex wife relationship, christmas, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
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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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, swimming, nudist, swimming pool, neighbor, swimmer, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, suburbs, character study, pool party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family problems, drinking, drink, evil man ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 189
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, infidelity, friendship between women, music box, suicide, family relations, female friendship, impotence, wedding, actress, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: backstage, historical event, actress, film industry, casting, actor, movie star, filmmaking, film set, director, hollywood, party ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 360
Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, teenager, death of mother, foster home, family crisis, father son relationship, funeral, alcohol abuse, cancer, soccer, alcoholic ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
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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: bum, drunk, death of wife, doctor, bible quote, bible, grief, religious conversion, drug withdrawal, christian, alcohol abuse, alcoholic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
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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: hollywood, human spirit, relationship vs career, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, rising to stardom, showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, bar, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, bartender, betrayal, alcohol abuse, pimp, confession, saloon ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: alcoholic, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, couples, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, one day, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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37%
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: accident, babysitting, death of child, friendship, death of son, drowning, husband wife relationship, nanny, neighbor neighbor relationship, teenage girl, accidental death, family relations ...
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37%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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36%
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: sexual, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, couples, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, gender, pregnancy, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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36%
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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, house, contamination, job, family relations, steel, blue collar, drinking problem, labor, drinking alcohol, steel mill, truck ...
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36%
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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, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: husband wife relationship, politician, united states of america, sex scandal, woman, reputation, society, chase, dishonesty, politics, sex, father son relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, washington d.c.
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36%
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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: alcohol abuse, islam, domestic violence, muslim, hijab, abusive husband, racism, alcoholic
Place: england, yorkshire
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36%