Movies like Sybil 2007

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Sybil (2007)
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Sybil (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.
Style: psychological, touching, heartbreaking, sad, disturbing
Plot: split personality, mental illness, patient, psychiatrist, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, domineering mother, psychology, psychopath, family relations, psychologist, life is a bitch, child abuse, human spirit, child rape, haunted by the past, compassion, doctor patient relationship, mental disorder, physical abuse, power relations, therapy, female psychiatrist

Most similar movies to Sybil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and psychological films with plots about mental illness, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch, misfit, doctors and patients and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Sybil: Girl, Interrupted (1999), Frances (1982), Frankie & Alice (2010), Antwone Fisher (2002), Waking Madison (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, disturbing, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, split personality, psychology, child abuse, child rape, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, power relations, psychologist, family relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, borderline personality disorder, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, patient, female protagonist, mental institution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 7K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Frankie & Alice (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, mental illness, racism, dancer, illness, power relations, drugs/alcohol, identity crisis, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.3
 34K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, therapy, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, navy, thanksgiving, anger, demotion, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, power relations, doctors and patients, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, child abuse, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, society, isolation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 992
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, terminal illness, ego clash, hopes, doctors and patients, doctor, child illness, life is a bitch, power relations, radiation, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.3
 17K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, introspection, university, college, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, roommate, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, abusive husband, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, love and romance, obsession, infidelity, redemption, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 132K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 2K
Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, rough, emotional ...
Plot: amish, mass murder, murder, hitman, family problems, family relations, hopes, deadly, dealing with death, introspection, death in the family, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bill: On His Own (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bill Sackter struggles to cope after his best friend and guardian, Barry Morrow and his wife Beverly move away. Bill moves into a group home run by Mae Driscoll who teaches him how to read. Bill soon discovers his religious heritage, overcoming the ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: human spirit, mental illness, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, misfit, hopes, society, custody, disability, family relations, family problems, mental retardation ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 10K
Grey Gardens (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis raised as Park Avenue débutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: eccentric family, eviction, family relations, family life, elderly, parents and children, oldtimer, mother daughter relationship, filmmaking, cat, poverty, old woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Angels of the Universe (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, suicide, losing-it hero, wrongfully committed, youth, mentally unstable, dark humor, mental institution, misfit, performer's life, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, sexy, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, sexual perversion, spanking, mental illness, patient, mentally unstable, introspection, psychologist, insanity, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, zurich switzerland, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: misfit, physical appearance, human spirit, doctors and patients, against the odds, human nature, power relations, disability, circus, human host, society, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1880s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, harsh, surreal ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, exploitation, disability, human nature, suffering, hopes, cruelty, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, terminal illness, life is a bitch, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, society, casual sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 809
Last Call (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, couples, ambition, love and romance, mental illness, showbiz, split personality, terminal illness, family problems ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family problems, family relations, human spirit, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, depression, mental disorder, bipolar disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 718
Child of Rage (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage.
Style: emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, child rape, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, clergy, rage, little boy, psychological trauma, killer child, dark secret ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: rodeo, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, friendship, catastrophe, love, ambition, parents and children, escapades, family, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 15K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, homeless, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, street kid, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 712
Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, actor, siblings relations, family relations, mentally unstable, small town, friendship, split personality, gender bending, misfit, best friend, costume ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, friendship, mental institution, teenage love, split personality, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, young lovers, love and romance, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Painful Secrets (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dawn isn't like other kids her age full of typical teenage angst about boys, school and parents. Her pain goes far deeper, and to deal with her emotional overload she physically cuts herself. The problem of adolescent girls committing ...
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mental illness, psychiatrist, teenage girl, self mutilation, physical abuse, therapy session, female friendship, high school, therapist, female director, loss of virginity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%