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, siblings relations, family relations, mentally unstable, small town, friendship, actor, mind control, misfit, gender bending, dancing, ship, painter, loneliness, police officer, food, writers, snow, memory loss, beach, restaurant, suicide, transvestite, neighbor, dancer ...
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 psychological films with plots about family relations, friendship, family problems, mental illness, society, parents and children and misfit mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Maladies: Good Time Max (2007), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), X/Y (2014), Waking Madison (2010), The Sound and the Fury (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Good Time Max (2007)
Genre: Drama
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.
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Plot: downfall, social differences, family problems, misfit, human nature, prodigy, family relations, drugs, brother brother relationship, empire, coming of age, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
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Place: new york, usa
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Waking Madison (2010)
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Country: USA
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy
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Choking Man (2006)
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Duration: 85 min.
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Virginia (2010)
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Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
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