Movies like Wakefield

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Wakefield (2016)
 6.3
 12K
Wakefield (2016)
Genre: 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: missing person, jealousy, nervous breakdown, attic, midlife crisis, bum, hiding, homeless man, street life, loneliness, marriage, husband wife relationship, stranded, garage, absent father, widow, neighbor, garbage, little girl, surveillance, down syndrome, halloween costume, transistor radio, watching someone, scavenger ...
Place: manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Wakefield

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, marriage, storytelling, drinking, loneliness, couples and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Wakefield: The Swimmer (1968), The Girl in the Park (2007), I Smile Back (2015), The Safety of Objects (2001), Lost in Translation (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, swimmer, neighbor, swimming pool, pool party, suburbs, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, suburban life, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, social misfits, isolation, misfit, family relations, loss of daughter, older woman younger woman relationship, coffee, child abduction, police arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: mental illness, suburban life, suburbs, wealthy family, addiction, family problems, going straight, redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: train, coma, small town, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, suburbs, parents and children, small town life, suburban life, family life, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, loneliness, culture clash, midlife crisis, unlikely couple, friendship, fish out of water, couple relations, dull life, photographer, actor, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: serious, emotional, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, infidelity, suburbs, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, midlife crisis, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 40K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, loneliness, self discovery, immigrants, drum, immigration, professor, lawyer, deportation, arrest, jazz, urban ...
Place: michigan, connecticut, manhattan new york city, syria, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 11K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: painting, midlife crisis, philosophy, human nature, friendship, self discovery, extramarital affair, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, cancer, divorce, house, haunted by the past, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Save the Tiger (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, factory, arson, friends, buddies, contests and competitions, human nature, introspection, love affair, cons and scams, down on your luck, workplace situations ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 125K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, belief, alcoholic, book, cult leader, religious cult, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, under the surface, post war, sexual obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, england, alabama, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 20K
Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, nurse, marriage, supportive spouse, retirement home, aging, alzheimer's disease, loneliness, friendship, christmas, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 44K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, puppet, drugs/alcohol, teenage love, unfulfillment, family problems, depression, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.4
 953K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, biting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, youth, age difference, coming of age, american dream, parenthood, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 89K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, haunted by the past, 9/11, friendship, life changing experience, war on terror, death, family, grief, loss of child, judge, therapist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, dysfunctional family, divorce, singer, musician, marriage, nanny, parents and children, childhood, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Missing Person (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: train, missing person, neo noir, private detective, alcoholic, mysterious character, mystery, track down, uncover truth, riddles and clues, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 50K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, swinger, guilt, promiscuity, generation gap, storm, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 702
The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, talky
Plot: working class, friendship, infidelity, midlife crisis, erection, buddies, couple relations, unfulfillment, social relations, battle of the sexes, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 15K
By the Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Malta, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of ...
Style: scenic, psychological, artsy, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, unhappiness, travel, husband wife relationship, voyeurism, self pity, depression, manuscript, overhearing sex, lie, marriage, pregnancy ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, graduation, christmas, small town, coming of age, friendship, high school graduation, elopement, self discovery, americana, american dream, basketball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 10K
Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Plot: lesbian interest, affair, loneliness, flirting, dysfunctional relationship, western music, long underwear, dysfunctional couple, night watchman, fireplace, stable, soup ...
Time: year 1966, 2010s, year 1975, year 1959, year 1918
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 4K
Jolene (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling to experience life.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, psychological
Plot: orphan, infidelity, sex, prostitute, on the road, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, strong sexual content, hitchhiker, teenager, violence, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, oklahoma, california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, missing child, kidnapping, missing person, boy, parents and children, coming of age, family life, crimes, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, murder, vengeance, family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, pregnancy, abortion, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love affair, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, human nature, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 768
Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, love triangle, frustration, factory worker, countryside, suicide attempt, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, adultery, jealousy, pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%