Movies and TV shows like The Slap

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The Slap (2015)
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core values of all who are pulled into it.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, family in crisis, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, suburban life, crumbling marriage, under the surface, social relations, unfulfillment, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Slap

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and gloomy films and TV series with plots about couples, family relations, couple relations, family problems, infidelity, unfulfillment and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Slap: Satisfaction (2014), Open Window (2006), The Affair (2014), Betrayal (2013), Olive Kitteridge (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: serious, biting, realistic, tense
Plot: marital problem, friendship, adulthood, introspection, society, friends, social relations, family relations, right and wrong, family life, suburbs, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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100%
 7.3
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Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, family problems, marriage, female nudity, under the surface, casual sex, crumbling marriage, couples, unfulfillment, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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54%
 6.2
 923
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, family relations, couples, family problems, dishonesty, introspection, haunted by the past, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 33K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, love affair, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, haunted by the past, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4K
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: photographer, murder, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, courtroom drama, family in crisis, crimes, high priced lawyer, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
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Eastsiders (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has ...
Style: touching, gloomy, humorous, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, friends, gay relationship, abortion, friendship, gay, gay couple, gays and lesbians, unwanted pregnancy, dishonesty, couples, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 383
Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, serious, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, hopes, family relations, battle of the sexes, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, on the road, infidelity, elderly, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 924
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: dishonesty, infidelity, hospital, life turned upside down, family relations, friends, optimism, terminal illness, family problems, couples, youth, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 676
The Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Peter and Eva, a nice young couple expecting their first child, buy a house in a suburban village. Before they get to move into their new home, they lose their baby girl. Eva has a hard time coping with her loss. Peter has mixed feelings. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching
Plot: swinger couple, swinger, infidelity, swingers, cuckolded husband, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, pregnancy, couple relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, crumbling marriage, woman, couples, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: friendship, family problems, family life, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 26
Turbine (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, and his wife, Sarah, relocate to the Midwest for a fresh start. Nick soon befriends a wealthy local farmer and discovers a secret he's been keeping is not so easily left behind in this erotic and surreal drama.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, hopes, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, couples, femme fatale, countryside, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 111
Laurel Avenue (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: suburban life, family in crisis, r&b, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, social relations, family relations, single parent, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 930
Between Us (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York couple and their Midwestern friends find that drastic changes have occurred in their respective lives since they last met.
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: reunion, friendship, couples, marriage, friends, crumbling marriage, couple relations, sex, love, resentment, children, happiness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 578
Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: obsession, betrayal, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, beauty salon, estrangement, working class, couples, suburbs, family life, family problems, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, pregnancy, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, love and romance, lovers reunited, dishonesty, inheritance, crumbling marriage, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Change of Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teenage life, suburbs, love affair, infidelity, society, gender, love and romance, suburban life, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: realistic, psychological, talky, tense, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, golden years, family in crisis, midlife crisis, best friends, destiny, suburbs, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 678
East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, social relations, friends, infidelity, vengeance, dishonesty, teenage life, high school, high school life, urban, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 1K
Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, protecting from truth, family problems, dishonesty, double life, prostitute, single parent, financial problem, sexuality, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 486
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, couple relations, missing son, helicopter, car accident, flash forward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, family feud, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, manipulations, family relations, family business, obsession, couples, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: housekeeper, master and servant, couple relations, hopes, suburban life, love and romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, friends, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature, obsession, love affair, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 614
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: gloomy, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, couples, innocence lost, suburbs, human nature, lifestyle, society, suburban life, couple relations, unfulfillment, dull life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.4
 394
The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, mentally unstable, homecoming, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, suburban life, couple relations, obsession, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, friends, family relations, youth, twins, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 485
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, under the surface, coming of age, youth, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, society, infidelity, love affair, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 308
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: realistic, biting, serious
Plot: school, murder, couples, suburbs, family life, family relations, social relations, friends, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, couple relations, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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