Movies like Wakefield

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Wakefield (2016)
 6.3
 13K
Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, psychological, sad
Plot: nervous breakdown, attic, missing person, jealousy, midlife crisis, loneliness, bum, marriage, street life, homeless man, husband wife relationship, hiding, absent father, neighbor, stranded, widow, garage, garbage, little girl, surveillance, christmas, dancing, pregnancy, money, lawyer ...
Place: manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Wakefield

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, clever and talky films with plots about kiss, drinking, friendship, photograph, husband wife relationship, crying and telephone call mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Wakefield: Juno (2007), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Girls Trip (2017), Wilson (2017), A Serious Man (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 462K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, social relations, youth, adoption, small town life, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, tragicomedy, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, sibling relationship, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 28K
Girls Trip (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
Style: buddy comedy
Audience: chick flick
Plot: drinking, male objectification, marriage, punched in the face, umbrella, wedding, crying, drink, trust, friendship, interview, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1998, year 2012, year 2008, year 2011, year 2002 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 9K
Wilson (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.
Plot: misfit, middle aged man, dog, daughter, being followed, holding hands, psycho, uncle niece relationship, bully, mother daughter reunion, bible, midlife crisis ...
Place: st. louis missouri, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.1
 120K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, dysfunctional family, telephone call, university, marijuana, divorce, rabbi, defamation, bribery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
 26K
Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: loneliness, funeral, jealousy, friendship, unrequited love, red wine, garden, cooking, therapist, desperation, lawyer, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 2K
Match (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview colorful former dancer Tobi for research on a dissertation about dance. But soon, common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, tense, realistic
Plot: dancer's life, gays and lesbians, aging, couple relations, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, couples, power relations, homosexual, gay, marital problem, dna ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 73K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, alcoholic, thirtysomething life, divorce, jealousy, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.2
 34K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.
Plot: latin, aging, lover, motorcycle, gas mask, baseball bat, butler, architect, child, machismo, birthday party, sunglasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.
Plot: suicide attempt, social media, obsession, mental illness, obsessed fan, women, defecation, woman, stalker, batman, toilet, insanity ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 13K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, lesbian, road trip, aging, on the road, family relations, gays and lesbians, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, parents and children, pregnancy, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 5K
Flower (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to ...
Style: mumblecore, suspense, touching
Plot: chase, prison, murder, single mother, teenage boy, teenage girl, high school, child molestation, taking a photograph, motel, mother's boyfriend, father son relationship ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: semi serious, gloomy, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, small town, dysfunctional family, masturbation, cheating, prostitute, adultery, infidelity, virgin, orgasm, loss of virginity, insomnia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 48K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, stranger, loner, death in the family, dysfunctional character, rebelliousness, arson, family problems, life is a bitch, friendship, depression, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: teenage life, punk, drugs/alcohol, friends, rock, society, youth, buddies, social misfits, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 27K
Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, introspection, drugs/alcohol, aging, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, family relations, musician's life, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 21K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, newlywed, christian, painting, jewish, jealousy, urban, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boys on the Side (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, on the road, pregnancy, terminal illness, self discovery, gays and lesbians, escape, homosexuality, roommate, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, st. louis missouri, san diego california, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: bar, friendship, heart attack, hospital, social misfits, suicide attempt, alcohol abuse, elderly, misfit, life is a bitch, friends, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, unfulfillment, dull life, artists and showbiz, couples, loneliness, sarcasm, suicide, writing, ladder, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, small town, teenager, confession, redemption, generation gap, life is a bitch, secret, uncontrollable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, neighbor, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, starting over, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, neighbor, alzheimer's disease, stalker, stalking, family life, writer's life, suburbs, crumbling marriage, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 511K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, psychological, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, father daughter relationship, theater, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, existentialism, superhero, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, absurd, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, museum, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, parents and children, adolescence, writer's life, self esteem, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 3K
The Lovers (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The separation of a long married couple goes awry when they fall for each other again.
Plot: romance, wife husband relationship, lover, ballet class, kitchen, singing, packing, sex, bathroom, celebration, train, grocery store ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 3K
Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, high school, teachers and students, power relations, urban ghetto, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, misfit, society, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Barney's Version (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: suicide, jealousy, marriage, divorce, jewish, actress, couple relations, true love, friendship, drugs/alcohol, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1970 ...
Place: canada, italy, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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