Movies like The Beaver

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The Beaver (2011)
 6.6
 47K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.
Style: emotional, touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental, depressing, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: depression, midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, dysfunctional character, mental illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, dissociative identity disorder, self acceptance, husband wife relationship, dialogue, solitude, transformation, family drama, adaptation, teen romance, teenage life, youth, misfit, love and romance, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to The Beaver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and melancholic films with plots about bittersweet, depression, honest, mentor, dialogue, loneliness and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Beaver: Seven Pounds (2008), Blue Jasmine (2013), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Jack (2004), The Descendants (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 287K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, self sacrifice, fall in love, life changing experience, true love, hopes, tragic event, sacrifice, secret, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 192K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, starting over, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, family relations, introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, adolescence, teenage life, coming of age, friends, friendship, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 503
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.3
 233K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, thought provoking ...
Plot: cheating wife, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, infidelity, marriage, family relations, dying mother, estate, bittersweet, greed, coma, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, midlife crisis, couple relations, family life, human nature, love and romance, family problems, innocence lost, haunted by the past, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 18K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, crumbling marriage, love and romance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, family relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, father son relationship, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, lgbt, family drama, sexuality, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 2K
Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, love affair, depression, couples, parents and children, friendship, unfulfillment, couple relations, nervous breakdown, self mutilation, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, youth, power relations, innocence lost, family in crisis, teenage life, teachers and students, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 13K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, addiction, midlife crisis, hopes, goodhearted, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, loss of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family relations, family problems, secret society, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 27K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, doctors and patients, wilderness, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, forest, autism ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 11K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, young heroes, misfit, society, social misfits, youth, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 981
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, weatherman, midlife crisis, terminal illness, relationship vs career, divorced divorcee, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, ex couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 3K
Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, youth, family in crisis, desert, childhood, coming of age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, albuquerque new mexico, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, death in the family, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 577
Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, parents and children, mental illness, physical appearance, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 127K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, older man young girl relationship, prostitute, redemption, stripper, life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, teenage life, marital problem, acceptance, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 47K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 10K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, last will and testament, house fire, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%