Movies like Just Before I Go

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Just Before I Go (2014)
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Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become. But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental, dark humor, humorous, dramatic, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, homecoming, unfulfillment, life philosophy, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, relationships, destiny, guilt, brutality, redemption, gay, justice, family problems, down on your luck, masturbation, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Just Before I Go

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about dysfunctional family, storytelling, redemption, dialogue, depression, relationships and loneliness mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Just Before I Go: This Is Where I Leave You (2014), The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014), Shrink (2009), The Best Thief in the World (2004), Paper Man (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, death of father, man child, family, breakup, last wish, family problems, death in the family, couples, eccentric family, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, chases and races, urban, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, human nature, introspection, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Best Thief in the World (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, dealing with death, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, unlikely criminals, coming of age, heist, hip hop, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, imaginary character, teenage life, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, writers, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, sisters, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, family relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: family life, family problems, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, one night stand, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, homeless, cancer, suicide, neighbor, apartment, midlife crisis, family life, teenage life, urban, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, terminal illness, hopes, introspection, family problems, ex couple relations, unfulfillment, divorced divorcee, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, 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, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, addiction, midlife crisis, marital problem, hopes, down on your luck, goodhearted, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human nature, lifestyle, couple relations, parents and children, relationship vs career, siblings relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Life During Wartime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pedophile, family relations, haunted by the past, perversion, sexual perversion, misfit, sexual abuse, family life, family problems, obsession, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new jersey, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family problems, family relations, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, new job, ambition, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, unlikely couple, writer's life, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 108K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, human nature, supportive friend, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, journal, family problems, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, homecoming, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Family Tree (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother and wife stricken with memory loss allows a dysfunctional family a second chance at harmony and happiness.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: memory loss, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, suburban life, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations, cheating wife, therapy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: terminal illness, father son relationship, heart attack, redemption, dysfunctional family, aging, single parent, homecoming, couple relations, hopes, golden years, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, filmmaking, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, drug addict, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: struggling actor, family, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, thirtysomething life, parents and children, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, direction and purpose, unconventional method, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 222K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, dying mother, coma, estate, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, parenthood, inheritance, family problems, health situation, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 40K
28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, rehabilitation, drug rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, self discovery, introspection, doctors and patients, drugs/alcohol, clinic, drug addiction, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 49K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love affair, love and romance, mystery, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family business, siblings relations, restaurant, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, countryside, estrangement, working class, save the day, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, destiny, marijuana, stoner, basement, glue, loneliness, odd, immature, goodhearted, dysfunctional character, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Style: mumblecore, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, solitude, family relations, friends, dealing with death, siblings relations, love and romance, loss of sibling, friendship, acceptance, nervous breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 7K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, basketball, erection, factory worker, sexual dysfunction, alienation, homecoming, coma, single parent, uncle, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 45K
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, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, depression, family problems, unfulfillment, dysfunctional character, parents and children, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, touching, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, unfulfillment, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, dying, doctor, depression, childhood, guilt, mental illness, family, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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