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About Time (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

About Time (2013)

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. (Read More)

Themes:hope, cancer, funeral, wedding, drunkenness, christmas, marriage, friendship
Mood:bittersweet
Locations:england, restaurant, beach, hospital
Characters:lawyer, alcoholic, priest, actor
Period:2010s, 2000s
Story:table tennis, uncle niece relationship, uncle nephew relationship, birthday party, subway station, gift, time travel, london england, beach house, marriage proposal, altering the future, reference to kate moss, alternate future, trapped in a time loop, butterfly effect, time travel romance, pregnant bride, maternity ward, reader, time travel comedy

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, christmas, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:alcoholic
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party, marriage proposal, time travel romance, young version of character, art gallery, violin, premarital sex, no opening credits, subway, montage, time travel, supernatural power, birthday, car accident, pregnancy, surprise ending, party, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Themes:funeral, wedding, drunkenness, marriage, friendship
Locations:england
Characters:priest
Story:london england, american woman, american in the uk, love at first sight, heavy rain, american abroad, coffin, f word, british, black comedy, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, dancing, husband wife relationship, kiss

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:england, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Period:2010s
Story:london england, secret, marriage proposal, american in the uk, young version of character, moral dilemma, raised middle finger, eccentric, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, montage, subjective camera, f word, british, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:funeral, wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer, priest
Story:stage play, playwright, tennis, terminal illness, coffin, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, flashback

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. This is why Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:cancer, drunkenness, marriage
Locations:restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:manuscript, moral dilemma, art gallery, heavy rain, terminal illness, montage, gay slur, f word, written by director, slow motion scene, car accident, cell phone, surprise ending, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relationships

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:hope, funeral, friendship
Locations:england
Story:uncle nephew relationship, london england, young version of character, nickname, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, subjective camera, british, supernatural power, written by director, slow motion scene, black comedy, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, coming of age, surprise ending, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, christmas, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach, hospital
Period:2000s
Story:moral dilemma, premarital sex, american abroad, no opening credits, montage, f word, slow motion scene, black comedy, pregnancy, cell phone, voice over narration, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, flashback

The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like About Time (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:drunkenness, marriage, friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:alcoholic
Story:woman in bra and panties, loss of virginity, montage, f word, secret, slow motion scene, car accident, cell phone, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, coming of age, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, flashback

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:london england, marriage proposal, raised middle finger, tennis, american abroad, court, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, subway, montage, gay slur, subjective camera, f word, british, car crash, bikini, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, pregnancy

A Walk To Remember (2002)
Drama, Romance

A Walk To Remember (2002)

In North Carolina especially in Beaufort a prank on a guy goes wrong and puts the student in the clinic. Carter, a famous student with no plans for the future, is held responsible and forced to join in after-school community service activities as consequence, which include starring as the lead in the play. And participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan, the reverend's daughter who has great ambitions and nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to like her, that he did not expect to do. They relationship, much to the chagrin of Landon's old popular friends and Jamie's strict reverend father. But when a heart-breaking secret becomes known that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate. This is why A Walk To Remember (2002) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:cancer, wedding, marriage, friendship
Mood:bittersweet
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:priest
Period:2000s
Story:secret, marriage proposal, stage play, love at first sight, terminal illness, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, voice over narration, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:marriage proposal, young version of character, eccentric, heavy rain, premarital sex, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, trial, montage, subjective camera, slow motion scene, black comedy, cell phone, surprise ending, party, photograph, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, flashback

Love Actually (2003) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Love Actually (2003)

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France following catching his latest girlfriend in an indiscretion. Jamie ends up spending much time in France with Aurelia, the Portuguese woman hired as the housekeeper. The question becomes not only if they can communicate their day-to-day needs with each other as she speaks no English, he speaks no Portuguese, and neither speaks French well, but communicate what seems to be their increasing mutual attraction to each other. Sarah has been in love with her co-worker Karl for the two years they have worked together, this attraction which everyone in their workplace knows about. Sarah has to decide if she can be forward enough to express this love directly to Karl, especially in light of what has been her personal priority of dealing with a family issue. Harry and Karen have been in a stable long term marriage. His new assistant Mia drops hints to him that she would like them to be romantically involved. Harry has to decide whether to fall to the temptation, especially considering being married to a perceptive wife. Single and relatively young David is the newly elected Prime Minister. At 10 Downing Street, he is attracted to one of the new household servants, slightly overweight Natalie, but isn't sure what to do about it seeing as to their respective positions, the probable public scrutiny, and an incident involving the visiting U.S. President. Socially unaware Colin believes that the lack of romantic love in his life is all the fault of standoffish British women. As such, he decides to take decisive albeit somewhat unusual geographic action. And John and Judy are movie body doubles. They can communicate with each other straightforwardly while they are simulating sex filming a movie, but they may not be able to translate the feelings behind that simulation in real life to each other. (Read More)

Themes:christmas, funeral, wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:england, restaurant
Characters:actor
Story:uncle niece relationship, uncle nephew relationship, british, london england, marriage proposal, american woman, american in the uk, manuscript, love at first sight, art gallery, american abroad, coffin, montage, car accident, cell phone, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:cancer, funeral, wedding, drunkenness, christmas, marriage
Locations:restaurant
Story:london england, marriage proposal, nickname, court, no opening credits, gay slur, subjective camera, f word, birthday, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Locations:restaurant, hospital
Period:2010s
Story:london england, american in the uk, time lapse photography, art gallery, premarital sex, american abroad, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, subway, montage, subjective camera, f word, british, secret, black comedy, cell phone, voice over narration, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. This is why London Has Fallen (2016) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, hope, wedding, friendship
Period:2010s
Story:british, london england, secret, london underground, american in the uk, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, subway, subjective camera, f word, car crash, slow motion scene, black comedy, pregnancy, cell phone, surprise ending, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:friendship
Characters:priest
Period:2010s
Story:london england, london underground, american in the uk, moral dilemma, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, coffin, no opening credits, subway, subjective camera, supernatural power, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, surprise ending, flashback

Creed (2015)
Drama, Sport

Creed (2015)

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in _Rocky IV (1985)_ (qv). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... (Read More)

Themes:hope, cancer
Locations:england, restaurant, hospital
Period:2010s
Story:american in the uk, premarital sex, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, montage, subjective camera, secret, slow motion scene, cell phone, coming of age, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother son relationship, kiss, flashback

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:london england, young version of character, new year's eve, heavy rain, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, no opening credits, subway, montage, subjective camera, slow motion scene, black comedy, cell phone, surprise ending, photograph, father son relationship, flashback

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, cancer, drunkenness, marriage
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:uncle nephew relationship, raised middle finger, alzheimer's disease, terminal illness, court, coffin, trial, subjective camera, f word, car accident, pregnancy, brother brother relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, flashback

Ghostbusters (2016) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:subway station, uncle, raised middle finger, eccentric, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, subway, montage, supernatural power, slow motion scene, car accident, cell phone, surprise ending, photograph, dancing, flashback

Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:priest
Story:marriage proposal, raised middle finger, premarital sex, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, trial, montage, gay slur, subjective camera, f word, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, cell phone, voice over narration, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

Allied (2016)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, marriage, friendship
Locations:england, restaurant, hospital
Characters:alcoholic
Story:london england, secret, american in the uk, moral dilemma, reference to adolf hitler, heavy rain, premarital sex, american abroad, no opening credits, f word, pregnancy, surprise ending, party, photograph, dancing, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

American Wedding (2003)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, marriage, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Period:2000s
Story:marriage proposal, woman in bra and panties, premarital sex, montage, gay slur, secret, party, cell phone, dancing, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss

Due Date (2010) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Comedy, Drama

Due Date (2010)

In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each misadventure being Ethan's ineptness as an adult combined with Peter's resulting temper. The questions become whether they will survive the trip together, and if so if Peter will make it home in time to witness the birth of his and Sarah's first child. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:actor
Story:maternity ward, expectant father, expectant mother, pregnant wife, eccentric, heavy rain, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, subjective camera, f word, car crash, car accident, black comedy, pregnancy, cell phone, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. This is why American Sniper (2014) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, wedding, drunkenness, christmas
Locations:restaurant, beach, hospital
Story:young version of character, moral dilemma, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, gay slur, f word, slow motion scene, car accident, pregnancy, cell phone, brother brother relationship, party, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Characters:actor
Story:raised middle finger, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, montage, gay slur, f word, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, cell phone, party

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Characters:alcoholic, lawyer
Story:subway station, court, subway, car crash, birthday, slow motion scene, car accident, cell phone, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, photograph, flashback

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:lawyer, priest
Story:court, trial, supernatural power, car accident, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, flashback

Rush (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Rush (2013)

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy 'James Hunt (II)' (qv) (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver 'Niki Lauda' (qv) (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. (Read More)

Themes:wedding
Locations:england, hospital
Story:london england, marriage proposal, raised middle finger, heavy rain, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, car crash, slow motion scene, voice over narration, brother brother relationship, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, flashback

Warm Bodies (2013)
Comedy, Horror, Romance

Warm Bodies (2013)

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity. As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible. This is why Warm Bodies (2013) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:hope, friendship
Story:subway station, woman in bra and panties, love at first sight, heavy rain, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, subway, montage, subjective camera, written by director, slow motion scene, black comedy, voice over narration, surprise ending, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, father daughter relationship, flashback

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:priest, actor
Story:london england, moral dilemma, time lapse photography, eccentric, reference to adolf hitler, heavy rain, premarital sex, character's point of view camera shot, no opening credits, montage, subjective camera, british, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, voice over narration, coming of age, surprise ending, photograph

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, christmas, friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:alcoholic, lawyer
Story:birthday party, moral dilemma, barefoot, eccentric, reference to adolf hitler, character repeating someone else's dialogue, gay slur, f word, car crash, birthday, written by director, car accident, black comedy, voice over narration, surprise ending, party, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, flashback

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:priest
Story:birthday party, time lapse photography, character repeating someone else's dialogue, gay slur, f word, slow motion scene, voice over narration, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, kiss, flashback

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:marriage, friendship
Characters:lawyer
Period:2010s
Story:young version of character, raised middle finger, nickname, eccentric, no opening credits, montage, car crash, written by director, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, pregnancy, cell phone, coming of age, surprise ending, photograph, husband wife relationship, flashback, kiss

Ted (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy

Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted. This is why Ted (2012) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:christmas, wedding, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Period:2010s
Story:marriage proposal, heavy rain, montage, gay slur, f word, car crash, written by director, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, cell phone, voice over narration, coming of age, surprise ending, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, flashback, kiss

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
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:drunkenness, friendship
Story:raised middle finger, barefoot, eccentric, loss of virginity, premarital sex, f word, birthday, secret, brother sister relationship, coming of age, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, kiss

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Story:table tennis, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, montage, gay slur, f word, car crash, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, cell phone, surprise ending, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, father daughter relationship, flashback

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:marriage proposal, loss of virginity, heavy rain, premarital sex, american abroad, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, f word, black comedy, voice over narration, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, flashback

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Story:time loop, american abroad, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, time travel, f word, supernatural power, written by director, slow motion scene, car accident, voice over narration, surprise ending, party, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, flashback

The Reader (2008) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Drama, Romance

The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. This is why The Reader (2008) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:trial, secret, reader, young version of character, loss of virginity, court, birthday, bikini, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, coming of age, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships, flashback, kiss

An Education (2009)
Drama

An Education (2009)

In the early 1960's, sixteen year old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father's wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than he. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham, who is nice but socially awkward. Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman, a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny and Helen, have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move into becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association Danny and Helen, and specifically how they make their money. Jenny has to decide if what she learns about them and leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher eduction at Oxford. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:england, restaurant
Story:london england, marriage proposal, violin, loss of virginity, heavy rain, gift, montage, birthday, secret, slow motion scene, pregnancy, coming of age, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, kiss

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, christmas, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:woman in bra and panties, barefoot, eccentric, premarital sex, montage, gay slur, f word, car crash, car accident, black comedy, cell phone, voice over narration, surprise ending, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, kiss

Predestination (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predestination (2014)

PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:hospital
Story:time loop, character repeating someone else's dialogue, no opening credits, gay slur, time travel, written by director, slow motion scene, pregnancy, voice over narration, surprise ending, flashback

Gran Torino (2008) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer, priest
Period:2000s
Story:birthday party, raised middle finger, heavy rain, gift, character's point of view camera shot, coffin, no opening credits, montage, gay slur, subjective camera, f word, birthday, black comedy, cell phone, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, coming of age, surprise ending, party, father daughter relationship

Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. This is why Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:subway station, redhead, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, subjective camera, british, car crash, slow motion scene, coming of age, photograph, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, flashback

Gattaca (1997)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. (Read More)

Themes:hope, drunkenness, marriage
Locations:restaurant, beach, hospital
Story:young version of character, premarital sex, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, montage, subjective camera, secret, car accident, black comedy, pregnancy, voice over narration, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, party, photograph, dancing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, christmas
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:uncle niece relationship, court, uncle, nickname, trial, subway, montage, subjective camera, car crash, secret, car accident, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, photograph, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Wedding Crashers (2005) is one of the best movies like About Time (2013)
Comedy, Romance

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Instead of short-term flings they end up being invited to the Clearys' island estate, and potentially meet the loves of their lives... (Read More)

Themes:wedding, funeral, christmas, marriage, friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:lawyer
Period:2000s
Story:marriage proposal, lesbian slur, love at first sight, tennis, redhead, premarital sex, coffin, montage, gay slur, party, birthday, dancing, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, kiss

Rocky IV (1985)
Drama, Sport

Rocky IV (1985)

Ever since his match with Clubber Lang, Rocky Balboa has a peaceful life. And now he and former champion, Apollo Creed, enjoy good times and are now the best of friends. But Rocky's peaceful life as a boxer gets paused after a match Apollo went into. Unfortunately, Creed fought Ivan drago, a 6'5" Russian who has never lost a match, and sadly, brutally murders Apollo in the ring. A funeral is held and times start going downhill fast. Now, in order to restore honor, Rocky challenges Drago to a match and must beat him for sweet, bitter vengeance. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, christmas
Story:uncle nephew relationship, birthday party, american abroad, character's point of view camera shot, character repeating someone else's dialogue, coffin, montage, subjective camera, birthday, written by director, slow motion scene, car accident, black comedy, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, party, photograph, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

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