Movies like The Memory Thief

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The Memory Thief (2007)
 5.8
 219
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: psychological, sincere, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, friendship, heroes, obsession, family relations, misfit, parents and children, life is a bitch, dull life, elderly, haunted by the past, anti semitism, society, human nature, aging, social misfits, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, violence, book, father daughter relationship, funeral, stray dog, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Memory Thief

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and bleak films with plots about family relations, society, life is a bitch, misfit, mental illness, parents and children and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Memory Thief: 3:13 (2014), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), Hello Herman (2012), Decomposed (2009), California Solo (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 63
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family relations, misfit, society, unemployment, social misfits, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family problems, human spirit, family relations, hopes, strong female presence, stand up comedian, funeral, debate, psychiatry, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 1K
Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, misfit, haunted by the past, high school, social relations, youth, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, society, deadly, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.4
 20
Decomposed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After his fiancee breaks up with him and gets engaged to another man, Dennis can't get over the idea that the cheap engagement ring he bought may have triggered it. When she dies, he convinces two grave robbers to steal the new ring from her ...
Style: biting, realistic, offbeat, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: true love, obsession, breakup, love and romance, haunted by the past, wedding ring, grave robbing, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, music, life is a bitch, estrangement, society, immigrants, down on your luck
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: genocide, haunted by the past, racism, dishonesty, against humanity, deadly, life is a bitch, clergy, americana, parents and children, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, confined, mentally unstable, power relations, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, dominatrix, friendship, dishonesty, family relations, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 388
Helen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to 'play' Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy's last known movements. Joy had ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, kidnapping, hidden identity, misfit, society, lottery, crimes, missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.2
 7K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, family relations, dysfunctional family, family, mental illness, estranged son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: introspection, friendship, mental illness, estrangement, social misfits, teacher, inspiration, play, young heroes, daydreamer, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 665
War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: photojournalist, society, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, immigrants, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 529
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: manhood, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, single parent, youth, coming of age, haunted by the past, gang, society, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, estrangement, introspection, lifestyle, writer's life, family in crisis, family relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 628
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, suburbs, unfulfillment, sexual content, estrangement, human nature, innocence lost, couples, couple relations, suburban life, dull life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: obsession, hawk, family problems, family relations, supportive spouse, midlife crisis, death in the family, losing-it hero, mentally challenged, parents and children, kids and family, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 902
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: society, starting over, love and romance, life is a bitch, death in the family, family problems, unfulfillment, sexual abuse, destiny, sexual content, dull life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, misfit, family problems, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, couple relations, family relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, love affair, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 633
Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, melancholic, realistic
Plot: impossible love, single parent, friendship, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, society, human spirit, misfit, social relations, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.3
 2K
Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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: psychological, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, family relations, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, love affair, mental illness, friendship, misfit, best friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 1K
White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, dark, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, high school, kids in trouble, rabbit, imagination, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, society, violence, bullying, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Aleksandr's Price (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The life of an illegal Russian boy who, after losing his family, is pushed into becoming an escort - ultimately trying to come to terms with who he thinks he is.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: male prostitution, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, self discovery, introspection, society, social misfits, losing-it hero, hopes, escort, immigrants, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 329
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: autism, family problems, social misfits, life is a bitch, single parent, youth, society, misfit, moral dilemma, bittersweet, child illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, life is a bitch, against humanity, self discovery, human nature, haunted by the past, nazi, world war two, holocaust survivor, redemption ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: single father, single parent, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, avant garde, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, social decay, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, isolation, human nature, riddles and clues, parents and children, losing-it hero, family problems, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: offbeat, realistic, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, family business, estrangement, small town life, human nature, profanity, small town, self discovery, ghost, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 640
Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mental illness, estrangement, society, misfit, doctors and patients, human nature, confined, mental institution, social misfits, doctor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 122
Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: elderly, aging, life is a bitch, golden years, mental illness, family relations, memory loss, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, doctor, father daughter relationship, retirement home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, homelessness, photographer, schizophrenia, parents and children, urban ghetto life, family relations, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, eating disorder, anorexia, power relations, human nature, teenage life, unfulfillment, hopes, youth, family relations, parents and children, elderly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%