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From the Head (2011)
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From the Head (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Underneath Times Square, there's a strip club filled with beautiful women. Behind the club's bathroom door is Shoes, a bathroom attendant. For three years, Shoes gives advice, compliments or a sympathetic ear to his visitors, getting occasional tips. But on the night of his three-year anniversary at the club, Shoes' customers and coworkers start to make him look into his own life.
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, psychological, clever, humorous, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: obsession, workplace, nightclub, wisdom of life, workplace situations, stripper, loneliness, sex show, strip club, nudity (full frontal - brief), adult virgin, friendship, female nudity, alcohol abuse, coworker, misogyny, brother brother relationship, misandry, toilet, drinking alcohol, topless dancing, breast implant, yo yo, washing hands, dialogue driven ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to From the Head

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about society, workplace situations, workplace, friendship, urban, family relations and self discovery mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like From the Head: Out of My Hand (2015), Not Waving But Drowning (2012), X/Y (2014), Chocolate City (2015), It Felt Like Love (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, starting over, immigrants, society, hopes, realism, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, strike, plantation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, starting over, couples, society, friends, best friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.1
 662
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Chocolate City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.
Style: realistic, entertaining, captivating, psychological
Plot: male stripper, newcomer, brother brother relationship, strip club, job offer, performance, ambition, dancer, friendship, workplace situations, buddies, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 3K
The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: american dream, starting over, immigrants, society, lottery, 9/11, hopes, rivalry, city, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, serious
Plot: law firm, lawyer, lawsuit, workplace, workplace situations, legal, ambition, jury, rivalry, society, strong female presence, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 582
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, self discovery, restaurant, friendship, workplace, diner, family relations, social misfits, workplace romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: native american, self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, life turned upside down, sex scene, female protagonist, couples, society, sexual content, transgender woman, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, architect, society, death, couple relations, life turned upside down, disorder, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Into Temptation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A call girl goes to a priest to confess a sin she hasn't committed yet: she plans to kill herself on her next birthday. Then she disappears and he goes looking for her, enlisting the help of an ad hoc congregation of troubled souls along the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, redemption, forgiveness, obsession, prostitute, clergy, society, priest, sin, life is a bitch, sexual content, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 3K
The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace situations, workplace, political intrigue, boss and employee, state affairs, disagreement, prime minister, politician, rivalry, power relations, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 1K
Small Time (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot and these two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Klein still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: workplace, family business, parents and children, workplace situations, dealer, disorder, mentor, escapades, college dropout, life turned upside down, family relations, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 230
Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college, career, moving, society, dark humor, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 4K
August (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: August is a 2008 drama film directed by Austin Chick and produced by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, suspense
Plot: family relations, wall street, siblings relations, ambition, rise and fall, workplace, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 165
Feel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Over the course of a single day, four different men visit a massage parlor looking for some kind of emotional or physical connection. Simultaneously, the film explores the complex emotional experiences of the women who work there.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: massage parlor, workplace, sexual relations, social relations, workplace situations, prostitute, high maintenance, talking to the dead, masturbation, hotel room, office, cell phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 2K
Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, couples, best friends, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.1
 9K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, mental illness, family, estranged son, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 2K
Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: man boy relationship, friendship, celebrity culture, family problems, family relations, social worker, obsession, family in crisis, prostitute, female nudity, godparent, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, social relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, social differences, love affair, missing person, couple relations, friendship, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, single parent, elderly, hustler, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 35
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, contemplative
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, hopes, dancer's life, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.8
 299
Houston (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German corporate headhunter travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of a renowned oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, introspection, life turned upside down, workplace, workplace situations, estrangement, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, human nature, disorder, plan gone wrong, business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, texas, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sauna on Moon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guangdong, the forefront of China's reform and opening-up, the business of a sauna is fairly flat. The boss, Wu, together with his team, pursuits his dream and constructs a entertainment kingdom persistently with their wisdom, effort and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, boss and employee, bittersweet, power relations, sex toy, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief), rocket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 120
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, power relations, couples, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 438
3 lbs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: 3 lbs is a drama that aired on CBS from November 14 to 28, 2006, replacing the cancelled series Smith. The show itself was then canceled three weeks later due to poor ratings. The title refers to the fact that the average human brain weighs ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, partners, reluctant partners, doctors and patients, workplace, power relations, doctor, neurosurgeon, friendship, rivalry, workplace situations, surgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 1K
Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, losing-it hero, sexual relations, captivity, confined, social misfits, mute or deaf, misfit, disorder, topless woman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
She's One of Us (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At the start, Christine Blanc is a temp, her boyfriend has gone. Near the story's end, she's been offered a steady job, she has a fiancé, other men seem interested in her, she's passed her driving test, and, after she wins 1000 Euros ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, friendship, workplace, police detective, investigation, couples, workplace romance, love and romance, crimes, social misfits, misfit, office ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%