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: family in crisis, suburban life, suburbs, domestic violence, family problems, social relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, dysfunctional family, under the surface, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Slap

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and tense films and TV series with plots about couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, infidelity and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Slap: Satisfaction (2014), Betrayal (2013), The Neighbors (2014), Lightning Bug (2004), Open Window (2006). 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: tense, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, social relations, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, society, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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100%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, unfulfillment, couples, casual sex, male escort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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51%
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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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, love affair, betrayal, murder, photographer, cheating, murder trial, couples, crumbling marriage, courtroom drama, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
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The Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
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: touching, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, dealing with death, pregnancy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, large breasts, open marriage, swinger, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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36%
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Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this drama thriller set in the South, a young boy named Green (Bret Harrison) longs to escape his unhappy life but feels trapped in his hometown. A gifted special-effects makeup artist, Green has big dreams of working in Hollywood. But the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, biting
Plot: alcohol abuse, hollywood, family problems, small town, dysfunctional family, social relations, small town life, life is a bitch, youth, religion, abuse, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: vegetarian, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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35%
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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, love affair, adultery, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: suburban life, dull life, suburbs, estrangement, unfulfillment, human nature, innocence lost, couple relations, society, couples, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: prostitute, single parent, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, family problems, protecting from truth, sexuality, double life, financial problem
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, single parent, marriage, friendship, singleness, hopes, family relations, starting over, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, elderly, family, family relations, couple relations, couples, maturity, small town, family problems, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: gloomy, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, countryside, unfulfillment, couples, femme fatale, starting over, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, romantic rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: r&b, single parent, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, strong sexual content, suburbs, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
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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: serious, gloomy, talky, realistic, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, crumbling marriage, on the road, human nature, introspection, couple relations, suburbs, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, infidelity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
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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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: missing child, couple relations, family in crisis, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, social relations, small town, car accident, missing person, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
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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, sexual, realistic
Plot: elderly lovers, suburbs, beauty salon, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, midlife crisis, suburban life, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, sentimental
Plot: suburbs, family problems, family relations, intrigue, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 70s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, intrigue, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, obsession, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, family relations, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, suburbs, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, family problems, private detective, dentist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: emotional, semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, friends, cheating, gay relationship, gay couple, gay, friendship, abortion, gays and lesbians, couple relations, urban, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: lottery, workplace situations, life turned upside down, gas station, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, working class, society, workplace, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, inheritance, parents and children, lovers reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, pregnancy, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, hospital, child illness, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three narratives ("Cutting Moments," "Home" and "Prologue") combine to create a shocking trilogy of modern American life, a portrait drawn with brushstrokes of hidden violence and disturbing cruelty. Directed by Douglas ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: rapist, suburbs, sexual abuse, gory, dysfunctional family, family life, social decay, suburban life, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: talky, clever, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, golden years, crumbling marriage, alcoholic drink, divorced woman, suburbs, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, family gatherings ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suburbs, gays and lesbians, unsupportive spouse, gay, crumbling marriage, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, breakup, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 105
Monarch Cove (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Monarch Cove is a prime time telenovela that premiered on Lifetime Television on November 4, 2006. It ran for 14 episodes, ending on December 16, 2006.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: starting over, wrongfully committed, dishonesty, family problems, destructive relationship, infidelity, homecoming, wrongful imprisonment, resort, small town, female protagonist, pregnant girlfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 160
Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, family relations, human nature, siblings relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, family problems, bare breasts, male full rear nudity, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%