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, semi serious and touching films with plots about kiss, photograph, telephone call, husband wife relationship, drinking, mother daughter relationship and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Wakefield: Wilson (2017), Juno (2007), Margot at the Wedding (2007), Girls Trip (2017), Flower (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: middle aged man, misfit, midlife crisis, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship, group therapy, husband wife estrangement, death of father, friendship, daughter, dog, being followed ...
Place: portland oregon, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, social relations, adoption, small town life, youth, abortion, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, secret, jealousy, sister sister relationship, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 29K
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: african american, giving a toast, apology, punched in the face, interview, elevator, divorce, airplane, photographer, dancing, promise, little girl ...
Time: year 1998, year 2012, year 2004, year 2008, year 2002 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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: touching, mumblecore, suspense
Plot: teenage girl, teenage boy, prison, murder, chase, child molestation, high school, single mother, police car, friendship, father son relationship, mother's boyfriend ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, sentimental, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, neighbor, doctor, dying, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, talky
Plot: couples, aging, power relations, couple relations, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, french, crying woman, father figure, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 1986, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, intellectual, cynical, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, neighbor, bribery, defamation, student, university ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, pill, sidewalk cafe, crotch grab, wristwatch, tai chi, best friend, whispering, tutor, pizza delivery boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, desperation, lawyer, therapist, red wine, garden, unrequited love, cooking, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, ireland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 14K
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: realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids
Plot: abortion, aging, lesbian, road trip, on the road, family relations, introspection, gays and lesbians, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship, pregnancy, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: social media, suicide attempt, obsession, mental illness, women, obsessed fan, beauty salon, credit card, batman, iphone, halloween costume, black eye ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, thirtysomething life, homecoming, jealousy, looking for love, obsessive quest, hopes, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood, self esteem, high school, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: cheating wife, lover, wife husband relationship, romance, trust, telephone, nickname, listening to music, middle aged man, grocery shopping, adulterous husband, sadness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, aging, wooing, musician's life, estrangement, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, aids, friends, pregnancy, terminal illness, on the road, self discovery, unfulfillment, feminism, gender, couples, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, cross country, pakistan, san diego california, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: loner, antisocial behavior, stranger, arson, dysfunctional character, depression, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friends, social misfits, life is a bitch, buddies, society, social differences, punk, youth, injustice, rock, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, clever, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: audition, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, family relations, dull life, introspection, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 4K
Miss Stevens (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school English teacher becomes a weekend chaperone for three students at a drama competition.
Plot: road trip, teacher, student, female female kiss, sex, waiter, hotel, mirror ball, nervousness, coming of age, depression, boxer shorts ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dull life, artists and showbiz, writer's life, unfulfillment, couples, narcissist, loneliness, sarcasm, suicide, writing, necktie, giving a toast ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, couple relations, love and romance, suburban life, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, runaway, manuscript, star trek, road trip, search, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, pet dog, life philosophy, imagination, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 87K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, village, ghost, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: realistic, touching, captivating, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: high school, pregnancy, friendship, dedicated educator, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, society, misfit, youth, social relations, friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, dysfunctional family, adultery, small town, betrayal, love, thanksgiving, masturbation, infidelity, family life, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, jealousy, jewish, painting, newlywed, family problems, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, bar, redemption, homeless, drifter, social misfits, misfit, friends, human nature, alcohol abuse, elderly, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 14K
Lucky (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.
Plot: atheist, elderly, grandmother grandson relationship, aunt nephew relationship, black american, mirror, garden, water hose, coffee, watching television, mailbox, iphone ...
Time: year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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