Movies like My Salinger Year

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My Salinger Year (2020)
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My Salinger Year (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: aspiring writer, literary agent, writers, writer's life, career, female writer, lifestyle, life, grownups, life philosophy, relationship vs career, new yorker, crossroads, roommate, typewriter
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about lifestyle, writers, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, relationships and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Salinger Year: No Place Like Home (2006), The Guys (2002), Sue (1997), A Moment in June (2008), Untogether (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No Place Like Home (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Susan, a film producer from NYC, goes to Jamaica to shoot a shampoo commercial, she finds herself, through a series of unforeseen circumstances, drifting further and further away from the world she knows and into the life of the island, a ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: lifestyle, island, relationships, life, male female relationship, hammock, cannabis, marijuana, ocean, beach resort, rastafarian, waterfall ...
Place: new york, jamaica
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The Guys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, journalism, hopes, couples, human spirit, couple relations, love and romance, danger, writer's life, post september 11 2001, train travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: frustration, unemployment, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, human nature, city life, sexual relations, urban, couples, society, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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A Moment in June (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in Thailand, between April-June 1999, 'A Moment In June' is a story of the fusion of six lives, a song that links them together, a hope of the second chance that might never come and a moment they all need to make a life-changing ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: second chance, romantic rivalry, relationships, hopes, love interest, male female relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, love affair, love story, life, romance ...
Place: thailand
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Untogether (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Once considered a teen prodigy, a recovering addict sobers up and tries to get her writing career back on track. She begins a relationship with a rising author known for his wartime memoirs.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: relationship problems, older man younger woman relationship, musician, rock star, writers, relationship vs career, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, writer's life, couple relations, relationships, male female relationship, lingerie ...
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Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, rise to the top, redemption, infidelity, materialism, lifestyle, ambition, business, company, financier, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a ...
Style: psychological, clever, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, introspection, writer's life, lifestyle, prodigy, human nature, unsuccessful, betrayal, crumbling marriage, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Girl in the Book (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a young writer's transformation when her past invades her present.
Style: captivating, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: aspiring writer, book, secret, journal, job, party, female protagonist, one night stand, betrayal, friendship, love and romance, female director ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, thesis, book, college, moving, career, society, dark humor, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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86%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: elderly, lifestyle, estate, introspection, haunted by the past, golden years, social relations, love and romance, memories, society, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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86%
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Crashing (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It sounds like a budding writer's dream: a bestselling first novel, a luxurious house in Malibu, and a trophy wife... But it all unravels when writer's block and a failed marriage send Richard McMurray (Campbell Scott, The Exorcism of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sexy, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, writers, writer's block, love and romance, infidelity, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, college, life turned upside down, overnight success, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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84%
Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biopic of Agatha Christie including her 10 day disappearance.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: writer's life, mystery, private detective, missing person, memory loss, haunted by the past, murder mystery, disappearance, writers, divorce, female writer, mystery writer ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
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84%
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Obselidia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.
Style: uplifting, road movie, psychological, vintage, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, romance, on the road, human nature, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, road trip, friendship, desert, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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One Day in a Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: One Day in a Life is a 2008 Italian drama film directed by Stefano Tummolini. It entered the "Venice Days" section at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: beach, gay, friendship, society, rich and poor, lifestyle, relationships, life, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), hiv positive, nude beach ...
Place: italy
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Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: captivating, psychological, melancholic, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, self discovery, love triangle, ambition, rise and fall, follow your dream, nervous breakdown, success, health situation, road not taken, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, paris france, hawaii, oslo norway
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Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, lifestyle, writer's life, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, couple relations, alcohol abuse, relationship vs career, couples, writer's life, single parent, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, sexuality, lesbian, sexual attraction, group of friends, friends, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Tenderness (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A retired lawyer becomes friends with a young wife who has just moved in the adjacent apartment with her family.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, social relations, lifestyle, life & death, idealism, cynicism, murder, family tragedy, stereotypes, life philosophy ...
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Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: debt collector, society, life is a bitch, money, redemption, adaptation, violence, escapades, life philosophy, rivalry, netflix
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, hopes, music band, youth ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, brooklyn new york city, new york yankees ...
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Crossed Tracks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: meet the parents, hidden identity, mysterious character, deadly, lifestyle, dishonesty, intrigue, crimes, serial killer, missing person, rivalry, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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71%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, on the road, human nature, family life, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, ocean ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
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Disgrace (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, South Africa
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Disgrace is the story of a South African professor of English who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his good looks, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his cherished daughter. After ...
Style: sincere, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, rough ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, love affair, interracial relations, society, power relations, isolation, father daughter relationship, gang, beating, violence, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, bittersweet, prison life, human spirit, wrongfully committed, murder, false accusation, urban, profanity, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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70%
Live Fast, Die Young (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a famous star is found dead at an exclusive Christmas Eve party filled with A-list Hollywood types, the police must hold for questioning a group of powerful entertainment industry players who are eager to leave the scene. As they reflect upon ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: hollywood, society, drug abuse, redemption, overdose, lifestyle, actor's life, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, starlet, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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70%
Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: serious, touching, meditative, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, writer's life, looking for love, couple relations, addiction, human nature, drug abuse, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
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