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50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

50/50 (2011)

Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are.

Themes:cancer,  illness,  depression,  loneliness,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:canada,  kitchen,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:therapist,  cancer patient,  doctor patient relationship,  malignant tumor,  diagnosis,  chemotherapy,  smoking weed,  bookstore clerk,  volcano eruption,  therapist client relationship,  back scar,  patient,  bone cancer,  dying from cancer,  cancer treatment,  prostate cancer,  terminal cancer,  medicinal marijuana,  medical marijuana,  happy birthday,  vomiting in toilet,  destroying a painting,  funeral procession,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  young doctor,  female doctor,  acceptance of death,  feeding a dog,  pity sex,  hospital waiting room,  dog food,  driving the wrong way on a one way road,  listening to music on a car radio,  reference to little orphan annie,  reference to stephen colbert,  reference to michael stipe,  reference to doogie howser,  reference to patrick swayze,  reference to lance armstrong,  macaroni and cheese,  sex joke,  doctor's appointment,  driving without a license,  relaxation exercise,  throwing an axe,  radio journalist,  biting fingernails,  phd candidate,  best friend relationship,  yeast infection,  doting mother,  struggling artist,  reference to mikhail gorbachev,  female surgeon,  honking a horn,  green tea,  trash bin,  distorted sound,  sea otter,  radio reporter,  23rd psalm,  q tip,  pet adoption,  bald head,  wing man,  throwing eggs,  larynx,  macaroon,  new age music,  back pain,  cellphone photo,  pickup line,  prom night,  lymphoma,  shallowness,  throwing a knife,  vicodin,  stocking cap,  genetic mutation,  cat scan,  24 year old,  obscene gesture,  mri,  nausea,  anesthesia,  organ donor,  head shaving,  watching a movie on tv,  neurosurgeon,  i.v.,  reference to star trek,  cold the temperature,  unfaithful girlfriend,  toilet bowl,  migraine,  high,  shaving head,  duffel bag,  cardboard box,  washing hands,  mardi gras,  side boob,  shampoo,  operating room,  worrying,  joke telling,  slash in title,  traffic light,  bottled water,  exhaustion,  car keys,  ipod,  meaning of life,  animal in cast credits,  driver's license,  telephone number,  tumor,  overhead shot,  sleeping on a couch,  mural,  pancake,  optimism,  bromance,  support group,  camera phone,  art exhibition,  morphine,  car radio,  hospital room,  hot dog,  operation,  older man younger man relationship,  medical student,  sense of smell,  male friendship,  baseball cap,  hearse,  partial female nudity,  coughing,  stoned,  radio station,  cheating girlfriend,  selfishness,  reference to facebook,  first date,  weed,  bandage,  bong,  earphones,  seattle washington,  pipe smoking,  shaved head,  reckless driving,  brushing teeth,  nervous breakdown,  social worker,  alienation,  alzheimer's disease,  bookstore,  volcano,  hawaii,  medical examination,  research,  thunder,  art gallery,  burial,  one night stand,  psychologist,  friendship between men,  wristwatch,  repetition in title,  woman with glasses,  listening to music,  hypodermic needle,  jeep,  answering machine,  pot smoking,  twenty something,  surgery,  black american,  therapy,  trust,  split screen,  injection,  scar,  break up,  graveyard,  van,  coffin,  painter,  man with glasses,  apology,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  survival,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  best friend,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  book,  painting,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  mirror,  testicles,  rain,  digit in title,  woman on top,  cell phone,  crying,  punctuation in title,  telephone call,  based on true story,  shower,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  dog,  kiss,  death,  sex

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Story:happy birthday,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  overhead shot,  art gallery,  burial,  listening to music,  graveyard,  apology,  cleavage,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  running,  best friend,  tears,  vomiting,  book,  bus,  computer,  mirror,  woman on top,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss,  sex

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A Hologram For The King (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:depression,  memory,  drunkenness
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  female doctor,  anesthesia,  cold the temperature,  worrying,  joke telling,  bottled water,  tumor,  overhead shot,  bandage,  brushing teeth,  listening to music,  hypodermic needle,  surgery,  trust,  injection,  apology,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  taxi,  vomiting,  painting,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:depression,  loneliness,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  cold the temperature,  driver's license,  hearse,  earphones,  medical examination,  therapist,  pot smoking,  therapy,  coffin,  apology,  death of friend,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  tears,  taxi,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

Biutiful (2010) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  illness,  memory,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:dying from cancer,  prostate cancer,  terminal cancer,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  chemotherapy,  sense of smell,  medical examination,  hypodermic needle,  trust,  coffin,  apology,  subjective camera,  drug use,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  kiss

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Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:watching a movie on tv,  joke telling,  stoned,  reference to facebook,  therapist,  answering machine,  pot smoking,  black american,  split screen,  break up,  apology,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  best friend,  taxi,  vomiting,  watching tv,  testicles,  rain,  woman on top,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  dog

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Themes:illness,  cancer,  anger,  memory,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  stocking cap,  high,  joke telling,  overhead shot,  chemotherapy,  stoned,  pot smoking,  black american,  trust,  apology,  survival,  drug use,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  loneliness,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:doctor patient relationship,  high,  therapy,  older man younger man relationship,  stoned,  weed,  bong,  brushing teeth,  psychologist,  therapist,  patient,  listening to music,  pot smoking,  subjective camera,  drug use,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  best friend,  tears,  vomiting,  book,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss,  dog

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Volver (2006) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Volver (2006)

Raimunda, her daughter Paula and her sister Sole travel from Madrid to the windy and superstitious village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit the grave of their mother Irene, who died years ago in a fire with her husband. Then they visit Irene's sister Paula, an old senile aunt that raised Raimunda after the death of her parents that insists to tell them that Irene is alive and living with her; later, they go to the house of her neighbor and friend Agustina, who gives a support to Paula. They return to Madrid, and after a hard day of work, Raimunda meets her daughter completely distraught at the bus stop waiting for her. When they arrive home, Paula tells her mother that she killed her unemployed father Paco, who was completely drunk and tried to rape her. While Raimunda hides his body, Sole calls her to tell that their beloved aunt Paula has died. The next morning, Sole travels alone to the funeral, and when she returns to Madrid, she finds her mother hidden in the trunk of her car. She brings Irene to her apartment, where secrets from the past are disclosed. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  cancer,  loneliness,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness
Locations:cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Story:funeral procession,  watching a movie on tv,  exhaustion,  sense of smell,  hearse,  listening to music,  pot smoking,  trust,  injection,  van,  apology,  survival,  drug use,  cleavage,  marijuana,  dead body,  tears,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  death,  sex

Short Term 12 (2013)
Drama

Short Term 12 (2013)

At a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, Grace is a young counselor trying to do her best for kids who often have been pulled from the worst kinds of home situations. Even then, life is not easy as Grace and her colleagues care for kids who are too often profoundly scarred, even as they try to have lives of their own. Now, things are coming to a head as Grace readies for marriage even as some her charges are coming to major turning points in their lives. To cope, Grace will have to make difficult perceptions and decisions that could put her career, and more importantly her charges, at dire risk. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:happy birthday,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  diagnosis,  earphones,  social worker,  therapist,  patient,  black american,  therapy,  trust,  scar,  break up,  apology,  drug use,  marijuana,  birthday,  running,  bus,  computer,  mirror,  testicles,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  kiss,  sex,  death

August: Osage County (2013)
Drama

August: Osage County (2013)

Violet Weston ('Meryl Streep' (qv)) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including middle daughter Ivy, youngest daughter Karen (with her new fiance), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. This is why August: Osage County (2013) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  anger,  memory,  funeral
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  high,  chemotherapy,  sense of smell,  thunder,  wristwatch,  listening to music,  pot smoking,  apology,  subjective camera,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  tears,  vomiting,  book,  bus,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

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21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  loneliness,  anger,  drunkenness,  betrayal
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:organ donor,  joke telling,  stoned,  medical examination,  patient,  hypodermic needle,  surgery,  therapy,  scar,  drug use,  cleavage,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  computer,  rain,  digit in title,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  kiss,  death

Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  memory,  funeral,  friendship
Characters:doctor
Story:high,  joke telling,  bong,  reckless driving,  woman with glasses,  listening to music,  answering machine,  pot smoking,  twenty something,  therapy,  van,  coffin,  apology,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  running,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  urination,  testicles,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  illness,  anger,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:doctor patient relationship,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  mri,  hospital room,  psychologist,  therapist,  listening to music,  hypodermic needle,  therapy,  trust,  injection,  scar,  apology,  subjective camera,  f word,  running,  best friend,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex

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Reign Over Me (2007)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

Alan Johnson has everything he needs to get through life: a good job, a beautiful and loving wife, and their wonderful children. Yet he feels isolated because he finds having a hard-working job and managing a family too much to handle and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie Fineman, on the other hand, doesn't have a job or a family. He used to have both until a terrible loss, and the grief caused him to quit his job and isolate himself from everyone around him. As it turns out, Alan and Charlie were roommates in college, and a chance encounter one night rekindles the friendship they shared. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his emotional abyss. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  memory,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  bar,  hospital
Story:male friendship,  earphones,  psychologist,  therapist,  patient,  woman with glasses,  black american,  man with glasses,  apology,  tears,  taxi,  painting,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  death

Prime (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. This is why Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:painter,  therapist client relationship,  therapist,  q tip,  high,  art gallery,  patient,  woman with glasses,  answering machine,  twenty something,  black american,  therapy,  trust,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  tears,  taxi,  book,  painting,  watching tv,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  sex,  dog,  kiss

Choke (2008) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Drama

Choke (2008)

Sex addict and colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  loneliness,  memory,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:female doctor,  toilet bowl,  mural,  brushing teeth,  alzheimer's disease,  one night stand,  patient,  pot smoking,  painter,  subjective camera,  drug use,  reference to jesus christ,  best friend,  tears,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  woman on top,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  sex scene,  sex,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

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Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:doctor
Story:selfishness,  medical examination,  one night stand,  pot smoking,  split screen,  graveyard,  coffin,  apology,  cleavage,  marijuana,  best friend,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  urination,  rain,  woman on top,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  dog,  death

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:memory,  funeral
Locations:cemetery
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  bookstore,  research,  art gallery,  burial,  wristwatch,  listening to music,  trust,  painter,  apology,  f word,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  painting,  computer,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:high,  telephone number,  reckless driving,  bookstore,  black american,  trust,  break up,  apology,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  best friend,  tears,  computer,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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Persepolis (2007) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. This is why Persepolis (2007) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:selfishness,  earphones,  pipe smoking,  reckless driving,  burial,  psychologist,  therapist,  twenty something,  surgery,  therapy,  survival,  drug use,  marijuana,  dead body,  running,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  book,  watching tv,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  dog,  death

Beginners (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Beginners (2010)

It's 2003. Thirty-eight-year-old graphic artist Oliver Fields has just lost his father Hal Fields to cancer, after Oliver's mother Georgia Fields passed away five years earlier. Oliver is naturally a sullen man due to his growing up relationships with his parents (his mother who had a unique view on life) and watching his parents' cordial but somewhat distant relationship with each other, but is more so now because of his personal family losses. Oliver embarks on a relationship with Anna, a French actress, hoping that his re-energized relationship with Hal following Georgia's death, and Hal's new outlook on life during that time, will show Oliver how to act in a loving relationship. After Georgia's death, Hal came out of the closet and began to live with a joie de vivre that did not exist before, which included an open relationship with a much younger man named Andy. Oliver's relationship with Anna has other obstacles, including Anna's own vagabond lifestyle and Oliver needing to take care of who was originally Hal's very needy Jack Russell terrier, Arthur. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  illness,  depression,  loneliness,  memory,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:terminal cancer,  female doctor,  older man younger man relationship,  pipe smoking,  reckless driving,  bookstore,  therapist,  black american,  therapy,  trust,  break up,  apology,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  computer,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  african american,  death,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  dog

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Story:earphones,  friendship between men,  listening to music,  trust,  apology,  survival,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  birthday,  book,  bus,  urination,  rain,  cell phone,  shower,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex

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Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Locations:kitchen,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:morphine,  baseball cap,  stoned,  nervous breakdown,  hypodermic needle,  pot smoking,  painter,  apology,  drug use,  cleavage,  marijuana,  tears,  vomiting,  book,  painting,  watching tv,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  sex,  death

Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:reckless driving,  brushing teeth,  answering machine,  pot smoking,  twenty something,  black american,  drug use,  marijuana,  dead body,  running,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  rain,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  death

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. This is why Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  distorted sound,  hypodermic needle,  pot smoking,  black american,  injection,  man with glasses,  apology,  death of friend,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  birthday,  best friend,  tears,  book,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  cancer,  depression,  loneliness,  memory,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:high,  dying from cancer,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  cold the temperature,  car radio,  stoned,  first date,  nervous breakdown,  listening to music,  trust,  break up,  apology,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  birthday,  running,  best friend,  tears,  book,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

Blue Valentine (2010)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  drunkenness
Characters:doctor
Story:high,  joke telling,  first date,  earphones,  brushing teeth,  listening to music,  hypodermic needle,  answering machine,  black american,  injection,  painter,  man with glasses,  apology,  cleavage,  f word,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  bus,  urination,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  death,  dog

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:older man younger man relationship,  bandage,  bong,  listening to music,  pot smoking,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  marijuana,  birthday,  running,  vomiting,  book,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:drunkenness
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  young doctor,  cat scan,  overhead shot,  earphones,  pipe smoking,  listening to music,  injection,  apology,  subjective camera,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  painting,  watching tv,  mirror,  woman on top,  shower,  party,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  sex,  kiss

The Messenger (2009)
Drama, Romance, War

The Messenger (2009)

While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin, he is unprepared for the reaction of Olivia Pitterson, whose husband was killed in Iraq. His initial encounter with Olivia leads to him wanting to get to know her better, which may not be in either her or his best interest. Despite being a recovering alcoholic, the more experienced Tony tries to guide Will as best he can under their collective circumstances. This is why The Messenger (2009) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  bar
Story:driver's license,  car radio,  earphones,  reckless driving,  answering machine,  surgery,  black american,  coffin,  apology,  f word,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  mirror,  woman on top,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  death

Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  female doctor,  pickup line,  operation,  medical student,  woman with glasses,  hypodermic needle,  answering machine,  surgery,  injection,  scar,  graveyard,  man with glasses,  apology,  subjective camera,  f word,  watching tv,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  death,  kiss,  dog,  sex

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Greenberg (2010) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Themes:depression,  anger,  memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  bar,  hospital
Story:feeding a dog,  vicodin,  hospital room,  nervous breakdown,  one night stand,  friendship between men,  listening to music,  answering machine,  pot smoking,  twenty something,  apology,  death of friend,  subjective camera,  drug use,  marijuana,  birthday,  best friend,  taxi,  watching tv,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  dog,  death

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  anger,  memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  hospital
Story:high,  stoned,  reckless driving,  wristwatch,  hypodermic needle,  black american,  injection,  scar,  coffin,  death of friend,  drug use,  running,  best friend,  tears,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  urination,  testicles,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  african american,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  death

Hair (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:duffel bag,  stoned,  medical examination,  jeep,  pot smoking,  black american,  trust,  subjective camera,  drug use,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  running,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  bus,  urination,  crying,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  dog

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Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. This is why Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  baseball cap,  first date,  burial,  listening to music,  pot smoking,  trust,  graveyard,  coffin,  apology,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  birthday,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog,  sex

Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  anger,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  camera phone,  hot dog,  hypodermic needle,  black american,  injection,  apology,  drug use,  f word,  dead body,  running,  tears,  vomiting,  painting,  watching tv,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  sex scene,  father son relationship,  death

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  high,  sleeping on a couch,  art exhibition,  radio station,  hawaii,  art gallery,  listening to music,  surgery,  painter,  apology,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  running,  tears,  book,  painting,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  kiss

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  q tip,  earphones,  alienation,  thunder,  listening to music,  answering machine,  scar,  apology,  subjective camera,  f word,  birthday,  running,  tears,  vomiting,  book,  painting,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:operating room,  bromance,  sense of smell,  coughing,  weed,  bong,  reckless driving,  wristwatch,  pot smoking,  split screen,  van,  drug use,  f word,  marijuana,  dead body,  birthday,  running,  best friend,  tears,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. This is why Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:illness,  cancer,  depression,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Story:happy birthday,  watching a movie on tv,  first date,  friendship between men,  graveyard,  van,  apology,  drug use,  birthday,  tears,  taxi,  bus,  watching tv,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss

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Waiting... (2005)
Comedy

Waiting... (2005)

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  bar
Story:bong,  pipe smoking,  friendship between men,  listening to music,  pot smoking,  twenty something,  break up,  drug use,  f word,  marijuana,  birthday,  bus,  urination,  testicles,  cell phone,  crying,  punctuation in title,  telephone call,  party,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  funeral,  betrayal
Locations:cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:happy birthday,  trust,  graveyard,  coffin,  apology,  birthday,  running,  tears,  taxi,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  death,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:bottled water,  car keys,  car radio,  earphones,  listening to music,  jeep,  answering machine,  subjective camera,  birthday,  tears,  book,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  number in title,  dog,  sex

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Garden State (2004) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  loneliness,  funeral,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  cemetery,  bar
Characters:doctor
Story:reference to star trek,  animal in cast credits,  stoned,  bong,  medical examination,  burial,  pot smoking,  twenty something,  black american,  trust,  graveyard,  coffin,  drug use,  marijuana,  best friend,  watching tv,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  based on true story,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death,  dog,  sex

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." This is why Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  cemetery,  bar
Story:high,  prom night,  washing hands,  baseball cap,  radio station,  alzheimer's disease,  psychologist,  therapist,  answering machine,  twenty something,  therapy,  trust,  scar,  graveyard,  van,  man with glasses,  drug use,  f word,  marijuana,  best friend,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  party,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

The Company You Keep (2012)
Drama, Thriller

The Company You Keep (2012)

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  friendship
Locations:canada
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone number,  driver's license,  baseball cap,  research,  thunder,  art gallery,  black american,  trust,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  best friend,  taxi,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death

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Ikiru (1952)
Drama

Ikiru (1952)

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach cancer and has less than a year to live. After the initial depression he sets about living for the first time in over 20 years. Then he realises that his limited time left is not just for living life to the full but to leave something meaningful behind... (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  illness,  depression,  loneliness,  funeral,  drunkenness
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:terminal cancer,  happy birthday,  feeding a dog,  hearse,  listening to music,  subjective camera,  birthday,  tears,  vomiting,  bus,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  party,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog

De Rouille Et D'os (2012) is one of the best movies like 50/50 (2011)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:depression,  drunkenness
Locations:hospital
Story:sense of smell,  shaved head,  listening to music,  trust,  van,  survival,  cleavage,  f word,  running,  tears,  watching tv,  computer,  urination,  rain,  woman on top,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  shower,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  dog

The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:illness,  depression,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Story:stoned,  nervous breakdown,  twenty something,  painter,  drug use,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  rain,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  sex scene,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  dog,  death

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