Movies like The Happiest Place on Earth

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The Happiest Place on Earth (2015)
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The Happiest Place on Earth (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.
Style: neo noir, neorealism, touching, sincere, captivating, cinema verite, contemplative
Plot: economic crisis, money, tragedy, american dream, job seeking, mother daughter relationship, unemployment, husband wife relationship, marriage, police detective, troubled marriage, lawyer, attorney, police, missing person, wife, real estate, disappearance, lottery, camping, insurance, lottery ticket, buying a house, camping trip, newspaper ...
Place: florida, orlando florida

Most similar movies to The Happiest Place on Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, sincere, realistic and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, friendship, cell phone, drinking alcohol and missing person mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Happiest Place on Earth: Winter's Bone (2010), Gone Girl (2014), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), The Company Men (2010), 99 Homes (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, harsh, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, down on your luck, family problems, realism, social relations, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: corporate world, unemployment, job seeking, workplace, starting over, family problems, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, americana, workplace situations, corporation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, workplace, human nature, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family relations, construction worker, parent child relationship, financial crisis, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida, boston, new orleans ...
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, motel, little girl, eviction, children, female friendship, drug addiction, single mother, social services, mother child separation, parent child relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, suicidal, immigrants, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, interracial relations, mentor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
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100%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, alcohol abuse, starting over, midlife crisis, addiction, marital problem, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
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100%
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Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, mystery, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
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100%
The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: unemployment, society, layoff, economic crisis, working class, job interview, poverty, life is a bitch, rivalry, social realism, security guard, loan ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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41%
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 17
Culling Hens (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: A naive young farmhand stumbles upon a terrible scene after suspecting her husband of an affair. Unable to comprehend what she has seen, the woman resolves to confront her husband and discover what happens in the stables at night.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, cinema verite
Plot: bestiality, infidelity, husband wife relationship, relationship problems, family problems, mystery, family secret, male female relationship, animals, naivete, atrocity, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fatal Woman (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California forest ranger (Colin Firth) seeks his bride (Lisa Zane) and discovers, with his artist friend (Billy Zane), her dark sides.
Style: twists and turns, neo noir
Plot: park ranger, mysterious woman, cocoon, femme fatale, cocaine, newlywed, wedding ring, nude model, deception, secret life, sex scene, englishman abroad ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rose Plays Julie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adopted Dublin girl sets out to find her birth mother in London, despite knowing the woman has no desire to meet with her.
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, humorous, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, adoption, revenge, father daughter relationship, girl, foster child, birth mother, family relations, love, husband wife relationship, violence, love and romance ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Elizabeth Is Missing (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maud's best friend Elizabeth has disappeared, but as she tries to solve the mystery, dementia threatens to erase all the clues, giving the search a poignant urgency.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: missing person, dementia, alzheimer's disease, flashback, senior citizen, disappearance, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, forgetfulness, aging, female protagonist, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Original Bliss (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Helen Brindel is trapped in a violent marriage and the prison of her faith when she falls in love with a scholar, Professor Eduard Gluck. But he’s a secret porn addict. Slowly, carefully, two very different individuals get to know each other.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: marriage crisis, unhappy marriage, psychologist, marriage, desperation, faith, family problems, husband wife relationship, marital problem, dysfunctional family, relationships, family relations ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 53K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, friendship, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, vacation, friends, mystery, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Woman (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town raises her daughter's child after the girl disappears. All the while, a desperate search for her continues.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, tense
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: missing daughter, female protagonist, single mother, mother daughter relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, serial killer, police investigation, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, love ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Mentor (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Elizabeth June tries to put the loss of her eight-year-old daughter behind her by going back to teaching. Under the stress of the tragedy her husband Brian has moved out while Elizabeth is desperate to save her marriage and return to a life of ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, touching, tense
Plot: mental illness, mental disorder, female teacher, stalking, brother sister relationship, loss of daughter, marital problem, mentor, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, separation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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8 Times Up (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Elsa makes a living from little jobs, struggling to gain custody of his son. Mathieu, who lives next door, also keeps getting job interviews only to polish his art of failure. Their situation is increasingly precarious, but both are trying to bounce ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, psychological, disturbing
Plot: job seeking, neighbor neighbor relationship, neighbor, couple relations, relationships, romantic relationship, love story, male female relationship, love interest, love and romance, loss of job, money problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Sister's Nightmare (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Police officer Jane Rydert's life goes into a tailspin the day her older sister, Cassidy, shows up at her door after sixteen years of confinement in a psychiatric hospital.
Style: twists and turns, sincere, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, suspicion, mother daughter conflict, mental illness, family relations, sisters, child in peril, brother sister relationship, crimes, disturbed individual, protector ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
All About Nina (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: affair, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, stand up comedian, romance, love, introspection, self discovery, friendship, older man younger woman relationship, abuse, interracial sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A haunting and powerful psychological thriller. Set in icy upstate New York in the winter of 2002, "After" is about the Valentinos, a middle class clan facing financial hardship--their family stone cutting business is slowly failing--and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, working class, love, confusion, bankruptcy, secret, wedding ring, videotaping, cross cultural relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, drug abuse, delusion, paranoia, little girl, life is a bitch, parents and children, poverty, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Family Fang (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.
Style: captivating, sincere, light, humorous
Plot: sibling relationship, disappearance, parent grown child relationship, brother sister relationship, happy ending, dysfunctional family, police, family relations, couples, performance art, flashback, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 1K
Delusion (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the death of Frank's wife a mysterious woman appears. As their attraction grows Frank struggles with reality and his loss. He tries to start over not knowing his choices could lead him to his own downfall.
Style: spiritual, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neorealism ...
Plot: mysterious woman, death, starting over, tragedy, downfall, attraction, supernatural, supernatural power, murder, delusion, husband wife relationship, psychic ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Answers to Nothing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing
Plot: missing child, single parent, redemption, police detective, introspection, family problems, family relations, couple relations, couples, kidnapping, infidelity, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Million Dollar Man (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man, who is repaying a 30 million yen debt left by his brother, wins the 300 million yen lottery. He grapples with the question of whether money can buy him happiness.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: debt, lottery winner, millionaire, betrayal, lottery, friendship, rich and poor, money problems, social problems, luck, misfit, betrayal by friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 48K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, infidelity, parenthood, love and romance, family reunited, haunted by the past, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Singapore Dreaming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Singapore Dreaming" ( 美满人生) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island. Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: husband wife relationship, frustration, dysfunctional family, inheritance, loss of loved one, debt, greed, funeral, heart attack, mistress, lawyer, elevator ...
Place: southeast asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Revenge Is My Destiny (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chris Robinson plays an eyepatched Vietnam vet named Ross Archer, who comes home to find that his wife had left him and become involved with some shady business dealings.
Plot: revenge, vietnam veteran, money, husband wife relationship, anger, hotel room, beach, vietnam war, veteran, bank, investigation, disguise ...
Place: vietnam
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37%