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Before Midnight (2013)
Drama, Romance

Before Midnight (2013)

It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send his teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  dying,  hope,  divorce,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport,  hotel,  beach
Characters:anthropologist,  american,  french,  actress,  writer,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:computer chess,  twin sisters,  woman in a bikini,  piano player,  old woman,  camera shot of feet,  hotel room,  removing one's panties,  little girl,  imaginary friend,  reference to the garden of eden,  reference to honore de balzac,  kissing someone's breasts,  reference to sylvia plath,  reference to euripides,  reference to donald rumsfeld,  reference to washington d.c.,  autographing a book,  reference to henry miller,  high school freshman,  reference to medea,  reference to the bee gees,  refrigerator magnet,  reference to apollo,  reference to arthur rimbaud,  reference to donald duck,  reference to vaclav havel,  reference to mikhail gorbachev,  reference to the nobel prize,  reference to texas,  praying hands,  41 year old,  reference to london england,  reference to pinocchio,  hyperbole,  science project,  reference to garden of eden,  acoustics,  reference to cleopatra,  reference to dick cheney,  wall painting,  reference to leo tolstoy,  vagina slur,  skyping,  reference to new york city,  sense of sight,  rationality,  fan the person,  wind turbine,  reference to dostoyevsky,  reference to martin luther king,  reference to joan of arc,  reference to socrates,  lake house,  one day time span,  reference to marlon brando,  job offer,  time traveler,  breaking up,  femininity,  winning,  reference to mahatma gandhi,  soul mate,  mural,  reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet,  ping pong,  undressing someone,  reference to marilyn monroe,  masculinity,  texting,  chapel,  reading a book,  child custody,  summer vacation,  bare feet,  giving a toast,  walking,  whistling,  unhappiness,  13 year old,  kitten,  whispering,  time machine,  selfishness,  reference to facebook,  autograph,  metaphor,  defecation,  cremation,  greek,  teleportation,  songwriter,  e mail,  greece,  boxer shorts,  promise,  apple,  goat,  swimsuit,  first love,  happiness,  coma,  babysitter,  kissing while having sex,  applause,  chess,  twin,  rat,  female removes her clothes,  childbirth,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  falling in love,  passion,  storytelling,  massage,  prologue,  author,  chicago illinois,  fairy tale,  third part,  scantily clad female,  driving,  dinner,  baseball,  eating,  woman,  old man,  wine,  cooking,  soccer,  orphan,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  swimming,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  condom,  drink,  paris france,  camera,  cat,  computer,  urination,  food,  underwear,  dream,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex,  dog,  kiss,  death,  sequel

Adore (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adore (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:divorce,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:actress,  boy,  friend
Story:breaking up,  reading a book,  giving a toast,  swimsuit,  happiness,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  scantily clad female,  eating,  wine,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  f word,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  drink,  computer,  food,  dream,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death,  sex

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:american,  girl,  friend
Story:soul mate,  texting,  13 year old,  babysitter,  kissing while having sex,  applause,  baseball,  woman,  teenage boy,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  camera,  computer,  dream,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

The Master (2012)
Drama

The Master (2012)

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

Themes:memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:writer,  photographer
Story:piano player,  little girl,  vagina slur,  giving a toast,  selfishness,  first love,  applause,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  storytelling,  author,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  camera,  urination,  food,  dream,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  sex

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:divorce,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport,  hotel,  beach
Characters:actress,  writer,  photographer,  friend
Story:hotel room,  vagina slur,  undressing someone,  giving a toast,  autograph,  applause,  passion,  eating,  swimming,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  drink,  camera,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  kiss,  death

The Sessions (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Sessions (2012)

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:writer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:undressing someone,  reading a book,  promise,  female removes her clothes,  falling in love,  scantily clad female,  baseball,  eating,  woman,  soccer,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  drink,  cat,  urination,  food,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex,  kiss

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortes, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach's location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport,  hotel,  beach
Characters:writer,  friend
Story:old woman,  little girl,  vagina slur,  undressing someone,  giving a toast,  13 year old,  promise,  swimsuit,  female removes her clothes,  passion,  storytelling,  eating,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  swimming,  f word,  bed,  lie,  secret,  drink,  urination,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  kiss,  dog,  death

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:divorce,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:41 year old,  giving a toast,  unhappiness,  cremation,  happiness,  prologue,  driving,  eating,  wine,  cooking,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  secret,  drink,  paris france,  computer,  urination,  food,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

The Past (2013) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Drama, Mystery

The Past (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  memory,  fear,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:french,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:e mail,  promise,  coma,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  prologue,  eating,  cooking,  f word,  lie,  secret,  paris france,  urination,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:french,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:old woman,  little girl,  reading a book,  promise,  applause,  prologue,  old man,  wine,  orphan,  teenage boy,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  camera,  cat,  food,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  kiss

Before Sunrise (1995)
Drama, Romance

Before Sunrise (1995)

American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  divorce,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:hotel
Characters:american,  french,  actress,  writer,  photographer
Story:unhappiness,  promise,  happiness,  woman,  wine,  lie,  drink,  paris france,  camera,  cat,  underwear,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  sex,  kiss,  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:divorce,  memory,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:girl,  friend
Story:reference to texas,  giving a toast,  unhappiness,  promise,  happiness,  falling in love,  storytelling,  prologue,  baseball,  teenage boy,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  drink,  computer,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

Love & Mercy (2014) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:piano player,  bare feet,  giving a toast,  unhappiness,  songwriter,  boxer shorts,  promise,  applause,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  falling in love,  prologue,  eating,  woman,  wine,  swimming,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  food,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  kiss,  death

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:dying,  anger,  memory,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:reference to texas,  unhappiness,  cremation,  e mail,  promise,  coma,  storytelling,  prologue,  eating,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  drink,  cat,  computer,  food,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

The Great Beauty (2013)
Drama

The Great Beauty (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:actress,  writer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:old woman,  little girl,  vagina slur,  reference to dostoyevsky,  giving a toast,  boxer shorts,  swimsuit,  first love,  applause,  passion,  eating,  f word,  swimming,  lie,  drink,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  sex,  kiss,  death

Philomena (2013)
Biography, Drama

Philomena (2013)

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:airport,  hotel
Characters:writer,  photographer,  friend
Story:piano player,  little girl,  reference to london england,  e mail,  childbirth,  prologue,  woman,  swimming,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  condom,  drink,  camera,  computer,  food,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  death,  kiss

The King's Speech (2010) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Biography, Drama

The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  divorce,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:american,  photographer,  friend
Story:little girl,  giving a toast,  whistling,  13 year old,  defecation,  promise,  applause,  storytelling,  eating,  wine,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  drink,  camera,  food,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss,  dog

Audition (1999)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Audition (1999)

In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami? (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:actress,  boy,  friend
Story:woman in a bikini,  piano player,  little girl,  unhappiness,  happiness,  dinner,  old man,  teenage boy,  piano,  bed,  lie,  drink,  computer,  underwear,  dream,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death,  sex,  dog

Tokyo Story (1953)
Drama

Tokyo Story (1953)

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their busy, impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality.

Themes:dying,  memory,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:children,  friend
Story:old woman,  whistling,  selfishness,  happiness,  coma,  massage,  baseball,  old man,  lie,  drink,  food,  underwear,  dream,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Open Water (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Open Water (2003)

A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  drinking
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:photographer,  children
Story:hotel room,  boxer shorts,  swimsuit,  scantily clad female,  eating,  woman,  cleavage,  swimming,  bed,  drink,  camera,  computer,  urination,  food,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:actress,  photographer,  friend
Story:piano player,  chess,  female removes her clothes,  scantily clad female,  dinner,  wine,  cleavage,  swimming,  piano,  bed,  lie,  condom,  drink,  camera,  computer,  urination,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  dog

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  memory,  fear,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:french,  actress,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:reference to marilyn monroe,  metaphor,  swimsuit,  applause,  falling in love,  massage,  prologue,  eating,  swimming,  f word,  reference to god,  lie,  camera,  urination,  food,  dream,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:divorce,  memory,  fear,  drinking
Locations:hotel
Characters:american
Story:hotel room,  little girl,  reference to texas,  reference to new york city,  reading a book,  e mail,  promise,  swimsuit,  prologue,  driving,  f word,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  drink,  computer,  underwear,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  kiss

La La Land (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance

La La Land (2016)

Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Characters:actress,  writer,  photographer
Story:woman in a bikini,  piano player,  little girl,  reference to new york city,  reference to marlon brando,  reference to marilyn monroe,  texting,  whistling,  babysitter,  applause,  passion,  prologue,  cooking,  wine,  piano,  reference to god,  paris france,  camera,  computer,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

Tell No One (2006) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:american,  french,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:camera shot of feet,  cremation,  e mail,  applause,  rat,  prologue,  scantily clad female,  eating,  cleavage,  swimming,  lie,  secret,  drink,  paris france,  camera,  computer,  food,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death

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:dying,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Characters:writer,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:high school freshman,  reference to new york city,  giving a toast,  unhappiness,  promise,  first love,  happiness,  driving,  dinner,  eating,  wine,  teenage boy,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  secret,  condom,  drink,  camera,  food,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

Two Days In Paris (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two Days In Paris (2007)

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Characters:american,  french,  writer,  photographer,  friend
Story:defecation,  eating,  wine,  lie,  condom,  drink,  paris france,  camera,  cat,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss,  dog

9½ Weeks (1986)
Drama, Romance

9½ Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:boy,  children,  friend
Story:camera shot of feet,  whispering,  female removes her clothes,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  massage,  scantily clad female,  dinner,  eating,  woman,  cooking,  wine,  cleavage,  bed,  drink,  cat,  computer,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  sex

Leap Year (2010) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Comedy, Romance

Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:airport,  hotel,  beach
Characters:photographer
Story:apple,  falling in love,  storytelling,  scantily clad female,  eating,  woman,  cooking,  cleavage,  bed,  drink,  camera,  cat,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  kiss

Sex And Lucía (2001)
Drama, Romance

Sex And Lucía (2001)

Lucia is a young waitress in a restaurant in the centre of Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island. There, bathed in an atmosphere of fresh air and dazzling sun, Lucia begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship, as if they were forbidden passages of a novel which the author now, from afar, allows her to read. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:writer,  girl,  friend
Story:coma,  babysitter,  female removes her clothes,  childbirth,  author,  scantily clad female,  eating,  cleavage,  swimming,  secret,  drink,  computer,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  dog,  death,  kiss,  sex

The Impossible (2012)
Drama, Thriller, History

The Impossible (2012)

A regular family - Maria ('Naomi Watts' (qv)), Henry ('Ewan McGregor' (qv)) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  anger,  memory,  fear
Locations:airport,  hotel,  beach
Characters:american,  boy
Story:old woman,  ping pong,  reading a book,  bare feet,  promise,  swimsuit,  female removes her clothes,  scantily clad female,  eating,  wine,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  swimming,  reference to god,  urination,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  death

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:photographer,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:giving a toast,  unhappiness,  boxer shorts,  goat,  falling in love,  passion,  eating,  wine,  swimming,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  drink,  camera,  computer,  food,  underwear,  dream,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex,  death

Man Up (2015) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Man Up (2015)

A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling up to London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget. There is drinking, truths, an old stalker class mate with a long standing crush, lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and yeah Jack finding out the truth that Nancy isn't his blind date. 'Man Up' a romantic comedy about taking chances, finding about being yourself, making decisions and rolling with the consequences. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:soul mate,  reading a book,  walking,  reference to facebook,  happiness,  applause,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  falling in love,  eating,  woman,  f word,  lie,  secret,  drink,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  sex

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:drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport,  beach
Characters:american,  friend
Story:old woman,  female removes her clothes,  chicago illinois,  third part,  scantily clad female,  dinner,  eating,  old man,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  secret,  drink,  food,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  sequel,  sex,  dog

Persepolis (2007)
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. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  fear,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:girl,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:old woman,  reference to the bee gees,  selfishness,  first love,  storytelling,  eating,  woman,  old man,  cooking,  wine,  teenage boy,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  paris france,  cat,  food,  dream,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  dog,  kiss

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:dying,  divorce,  anger,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:airport
Characters:girl
Story:camera shot of feet,  little girl,  giving a toast,  selfishness,  metaphor,  chess,  chicago illinois,  eating,  f word,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  urination,  food,  underwear,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death

Gods And Monsters (1998) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Biography, Drama

Gods And Monsters (1998)

The story of 'James Whale (I)' (qv), the Director of _Frankenstein (1931)_ (qv) and _Bride of Frankenstein (1935)_ (qv), in the time period following the Korean War. Whale was homosexual, and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine.

Themes:dying,  memory,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:actress,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:whispering,  swimsuit,  wine,  teenage boy,  swimming,  drink,  camera,  urination,  underwear,  dream,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  sex

Biutiful (2010)
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:dying,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:little girl,  cremation,  boxer shorts,  babysitter,  massage,  prologue,  dinner,  eating,  cooking,  wine,  orphan,  drink,  urination,  food,  underwear,  dream,  cell phone,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  kiss

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:airport,  hotel,  beach
Characters:american,  french,  writer,  girl,  boy,  children
Story:swimsuit,  female removes her clothes,  childbirth,  scantily clad female,  eating,  cooking,  wine,  cleavage,  piano,  bed,  reference to god,  secret,  drink,  paris france,  cat,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  death,  sex

Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  memory,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:french,  actress,  writer,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:little girl,  reference to london england,  happiness,  applause,  falling in love,  passion,  prologue,  author,  old man,  orphan,  teenage boy,  secret,  drink,  paris france,  camera,  cat,  dream,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  death

Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
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. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:old woman,  little girl,  promise,  applause,  prologue,  bed,  lie,  secret,  condom,  drink,  camera,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death

Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:american,  girl,  friend
Story:giving a toast,  whistling,  promise,  swimsuit,  applause,  falling in love,  prologue,  baseball,  eating,  woman,  old man,  f word,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  bed,  reference to god,  secret,  drink,  food,  telephone call,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  kiss

The Kite Runner (2007)
Drama

The Kite Runner (2007)

In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father house, playing and kiting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassan to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir winning a competition of kiting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In 1979, the Russians invade Afghanistan and Baba and Amir escape to Pakistan. In 1988, they have a simple life in Fremont, California, when Amir graduates in a public college for the pride and joy of Baba. Later Amir meets his countrywoman Soraya and they get married. In 2000, after the death of Baba, Amir is a famous novelist and receives a phone call from the terminal Rahim Khan, who discloses secrets about his family, forcing Amir to return to Peshawar, in Pakistan, in a journey of redemption. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  hope,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:writer,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:old woman,  winning,  goat,  childbirth,  storytelling,  author,  dinner,  old man,  soccer,  orphan,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  food,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  death,  dog,  kiss

Wedding Crashers (2005)
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:divorce,  anger,  funeral,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  beach
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:old woman,  imaginary friend,  giving a toast,  kitten,  female removes her clothes,  storytelling,  scantily clad female,  eating,  cleavage,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  panties,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss

Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:little girl,  giving a toast,  reference to facebook,  scantily clad female,  woman,  wine,  soccer,  cleavage,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex,  dog

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:dying,  memory,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:french,  actress,  boy,  friend
Story:hotel room,  giving a toast,  unhappiness,  boxer shorts,  happiness,  old man,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  lie,  secret,  drink,  computer,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death,  kiss

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:reference to sylvia plath,  reference to marlon brando,  texting,  reference to facebook,  happiness,  scantily clad female,  dinner,  teenage boy,  cleavage,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  condom,  drink,  cell phone,  telephone call,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  dog

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Five desperate French soldiers during The Battle of the Somme shoot themselves, either by accident or with purpose, in order to be invalided back home. Having been "caught" a court-martial convenes and determines punishment to be banishment to No Man's Land with the objective of having the Germans finish them off. In the process of telling this tale each man's life is briefly explored along with their next of kin as Methilde, fiancee to one of the men, tries to determine the circumstances of her lover's death. This task is not made any easier for her due to a bout with polio as a child. Along the way she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  hope,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:french,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:reference to joan of arc,  chapel,  kissing while having sex,  rat,  massage,  eating,  wine,  orphan,  teenage boy,  lie,  drink,  paris france,  camera,  cat,  urination,  food,  underwear,  dream,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death,  kiss,  sex

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Before Midnight (2013)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:photographer,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:ping pong,  e mail,  falling in love,  prologue,  driving,  eating,  woman,  cooking,  wine,  soccer,  f word,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  drink,  camera,  urination,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

The Invention Of Lying (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? (Read More)

Themes:dying,  anger,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Characters:writer,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:old woman,  e mail,  happiness,  storytelling,  baseball,  woman,  old man,  bed,  reference to god,  lie,  secret,  drink,  computer,  cell phone,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  kiss,  death

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