Movies like Glass Lips

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Glass Lips (2007)
 5.9
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Glass Lips (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, mind bending, serious, realistic, stylized, sexual, silent film, sexy ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, estrangement, dull life, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, homecoming, wrongfully committed, child abuse, prodigy, writer's life, hospital, performer's life, artists and showbiz, male nudity, childbirth, female full frontal nudity, no dialogue, pet food, male full rear nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Glass Lips

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, family problems, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family and mental illness mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Glass Lips: Particles of Truth (2003), Waking Madison (2010), The Caretakers (1963), The Night Buffalo (2007), Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, human nature, haunted by the past, introspection, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, family relations, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.6
 721
The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, doctors and patients, mental illness, unfulfillment, juvenile delinquency, prodigy, misfit, terminal illness, human spirit, prison, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Night Buffalo (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Unable to cope with the fact that his girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend, a twenty-two year old schizophrenic sets an elaborate revenge plan into motion before taking his own life. Gregorio has been in and out of mental hospitals for ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, vengeance, haunted by the past, love triangle, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, human nature, friendship, mental illness, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drug-addicted doctor who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients is a gifted writer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mental institution, couples, love affair, addiction, obsession, mind game, drug abuse, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, mental illness, doctors and patients, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, dull life, parents and children, human nature, friendship, anti semitism, life is a bitch, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 514
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, buddies, family relations, parents and children, friends, profanity, redemption, estrangement, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, clever, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, dysfunctional family, real world, mentally unstable, human nature, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, introspection, sexual abuse, family relations, estrangement, hopes, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Closed Curtain (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man, his dog, a young woman and a filmmaker in a house by the Caspian Sea. All three are wanted, but they are also in search of each other. Thus begins an absurd game in which reality and fiction merge.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, surreal, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, against the rules, writer's life, dishonesty, isolation, disorder, danger, film within a film, filmmaking, confinement indoors, postmodernism, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 9K
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, society, manic, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, life is a bitch, single parent, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 266
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, urban, siblings relations, sexual content, death wish, human rights, disability, urban setting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 2K
Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hut in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The ...
Style: rough, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: misfit, mentally unstable, leaving home, in the woods, young heroes, life is a bitch, friendship, mental illness, mental institution, social misfits, youth, figment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.0
 693
War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Garden of Earthly Delights (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a terminally-ill art historian meets an engineer, it is love and lust at first sight. But their love is threatened by her looming illness. With her remaining days on earth numbered, she chooses to fan the flames of her obsession by taking her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, romance, couples, destructive relationship, terminal illness, vengeance, human spirit, true love, couple relations, supernatural romance, wish come true, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, doctors and patients, memory loss, police detective, family problems, a vision, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Respectable Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, death in the family, freedom, bureaucracy, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, year 1981 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 1K
Exhibition (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: couples, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, under the surface, couple relations, cold relationship, performer's life, indoor, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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House in Brittany (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young woman inherits her family's historic home on the coast of Brittany, a house she has not been to since her father died there when she was age 12.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, childhood memory, heiress, house, landscape, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe, cornwall, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 1K
Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, life turned upside down, reunion, friends, life is a bitch, under the surface, writer's life, countryside, brazilian, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 1K
Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, destiny, terrorism, estrangement, haunted by the past, teenage life, afterlife, death in the family, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
Borderline (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Borderline, a film version of the novels Borderline and La Brèche, tells the story of Kiki at various stages of her life. With her mother institutionalized, she is raised by her grandmother, where left to her own devices, she takes refuge in ...
Style: sincere, erotic, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, bisexuality, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 675
Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, human nature, isolation, doctors and patients, social misfits, doctor, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, life is a bitch, starting over, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%