Movies like Maladies

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Maladies (2012)
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Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, tense, rough, serious
Plot: mental illness, actor, siblings relations, family relations, mentally unstable, small town, friendship, split personality, misfit, gender bending, dancing, ship, painter, loneliness, writers, food, suicide, snow, memory loss, telephone, book, restaurant, beach, best friend, mirror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, friendship, mental illness, siblings relations, youth and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Maladies: Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), My Sister's Keeper (2002), Waking Madison (2010), Virginia (2010), Good Time Max (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, friendship, family relations, dishonesty, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.
Style: tense, serious, rough, captivating, realistic ...
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Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, estranged son, family, mental illness ...
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Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
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