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Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness, wealth, rivalry, dating, unfaithfulness, guilt, depression, obsession, divorce, anger, adultery, jealousy, betrayal, money, infidelity, marriage, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:photographer, american, lust, waitress, writer, dancer, policeman, prostitute, children, doctor
Story:dermatologist, journalist, photo exhibit, theatre lobby, internet chatroom, internet sex, theatre audience, men's bathroom, london bus, double decker bus, leica camera, medium format camera, female photographer, film camera, surveillance camera, exotic dancer, security camera, taxi driver, book, girl in panties

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness, guilt, anger, adultery, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:policeman, doctor
Story:schizophrenic, physician, sexual attraction, slow motion, desire, flash forward, hit by a car, nonlinear timeline, cleavage, death of mother, bathroom, cafe, birthday, tears, extramarital affair, computer, face slap, car accident, rain, crying

Before Sunset (2004)
Drama, Romance

Before Sunset (2004)

Early thirty-something American Jesse Wallace is in a Paris bookstore, the last stop on a tour to promote his best selling book, This Time. Although he is vague to reporters about the source material for the book, it is about his chance encounter nine years earlier on June 15-16, 1994 with a Parisienne named Celine, and the memorable and romantic day and evening they spent together in Vienna. At the end of their encounter at the Vienna train station, which is also how the book ends, they, not providing contact information to the other, vowed to meet each other again in exactly six months at that very spot. As the media scrum at the bookstore nears its conclusion, Jesse spots Celine in the crowd, she who only found out about the book when she earlier saw his photograph promoting this public appearance. Much like their previous encounter, Jesse and Celine, who is now an environmental activist, decide to spend time together until he is supposed to catch his flight back to New York, this time only being about an hour. Beyond the issue of the six month meeting, what has happened in their lives in the intervening nine years, and their current lives, they once again talk about their philosophies of life and love, this time with the knowledge of their day together and how it shaped what has happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:depression, anger, marriage
Locations:airport, hotel, restaurant
Characters:american, waitress, writer, photographer, dancer, policeman, prostitute
Story:book, dialogue driven storyline, chance meeting, editor, publisher, ambiguous ending, suffering, happiness, desire, tea, park, photography, journalist, manhattan new york city, cafe, lie, taxi, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

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:wealth, rivalry, divorce, anger, jealousy, money, infidelity, revenge
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:american, lust, policeman, prostitute
Story:men's bathroom, ambiguous ending, impersonation, eyeglasses, mistaken identity, break up, bartender, scantily clad female, bra, cleavage, manhattan new york city, taxi, thong, camera, mirror, car accident, crying, panties, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

One Hour Photo (2002) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, unfaithfulness, depression, anger, adultery, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, revenge
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant
Characters:waitress, photographer, children
Story:photography, film camera, surveillance camera, impersonation, eyeglasses, theatre, scantily clad female, cleavage, cafe, birthday, tears, extramarital affair, book, camera, computer, mirror, car accident, crying, photograph, cigarette smoking

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. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, guilt, divorce, adultery, money, infidelity, marriage
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, dancer, policeman, prostitute
Story:men's bathroom, surveillance camera, security camera, dysfunctional marriage, customs, selfishness, aquarium, passport, tea, eyeglasses, strip club, apology, nonlinear timeline, manhattan new york city, stripper, cafe, lie, extramarital affair, thong, london england

Blue Valentine (2010)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

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

Themes:depression, divorce, anger, money, marriage
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lust, dancer, doctor
Story:taxi driver, girl in panties, dysfunctional marriage, love at first sight, nipples visible through clothing, eyeglasses, flash forward, scantily clad female, apology, nonlinear timeline, cleavage, bathroom, cafe, tears, taxi, book, bus, face slap, mirror, crying

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:divorce, adultery, betrayal, money, infidelity, revenge
Locations:airport, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:prostitute, doctor
Story:theatre audience, medium format camera, emergency room, physician, divorcee, unfaithful wife, impersonation, eyeglasses, flash forward, nonlinear timeline, bra, manhattan new york city, death of father, lie, taxi, extramarital affair, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual fantasies, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual adventure. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women are all young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. Once there, however, he is warned by someone who recognizes him, despite the mask, that he is in great danger. He manages to extricate himself but the threats prove to be quite real and sinister. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, guilt, obsession, adultery, jealousy, money, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:lust, waitress, dancer, prostitute, doctor
Story:surveillance camera, taxi driver, girl in panties, dysfunctional marriage, sex talk, art gallery, sexual attraction, nipples visible through clothing, desire, park, scantily clad female, cleavage, manhattan new york city, bathroom, cafe, death of father, taxi, extramarital affair, thong, mirror

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Comedy, Drama

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry, divorce, anger, adultery, betrayal
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:writer, photographer
Story:editor, journalist, times square manhattan new york city, manuscript, publisher, photo shoot, art gallery, eyeglasses, break up, apology, bra, manhattan new york city, cafe, birthday, tears, taxi, book, camera, computer, car accident

Gone Girl (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? This is why Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, obsession, anger, adultery, jealousy, money, infidelity, marriage, revenge
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, bar, hospital
Characters:writer
Story:surveillance camera, security camera, screenplay adapted by author, schizophrenic, love at first sight, desire, portrait, bartender, photography, nonlinear timeline, manhattan new york city, bathroom, lie, extramarital affair, book, camera, crying, new york city, photograph, cigarette smoking

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:dating, divorce, jealousy, money, marriage
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:happiness, flash forward, break up, bartender, hit by a car, apology, bra, death of father, tears, lie, computer, slow motion scene, car accident, crying, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, kiss, flashback

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
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:unfaithfulness, guilt, anger, adultery, betrayal, money, infidelity
Locations:elevator, hotel, bar
Story:sexual attraction, scantily clad female, journalist, cleavage, bathroom, birthday, death of father, book, love triangle, bus, camera, crying, panties, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, kiss

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:rivalry, guilt, jealousy, money, marriage
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman
Story:double decker bus, selfishness, suffering, tea, eyeglasses, hit by a car, apology, stripper, birthday, lie, taxi, london england, camera, face slap, mirror, rain, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
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:wealth, depression, divorce, marriage
Locations:hotel, hospital
Story:theatre audience, physician, theatre, bra, death of father, taxi, extramarital affair, camera, slow motion scene, car accident, panties, new york city, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, independent film, blood, 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 Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:divorce, anger, infidelity, marriage, revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant
Characters:writer
Story:manuscript, spit in the face, unfaithful wife, art gallery, vacation, nonlinear timeline, extramarital affair, book, slow motion scene, car accident, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, independent film, flashback, blood

Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:guilt, money, anger, jealousy, revenge
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant
Characters:doctor
Story:chat room, companion, suffering, flash forward, manhattan new york city, death of mother, bathroom, cafe, birthday, taxi, book, camera, computer, slow motion scene, rain, crying, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Ghost Writer (2010)

An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, money, infidelity
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:writer, american, waitress
Story:double decker bus, surveillance camera, manuscript, publisher, passport, following someone, stalking, bartender, hit by a car, cafe, tears, taxi, extramarital affair, book, london england, computer, rain, crying, photograph, cigarette smoking

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:betrayal, money, marriage, revenge
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:american, writer, dancer, children, doctor
Story:girl in panties, compromise, editor, patriotism, following someone, impersonation, eyeglasses, scantily clad female, journalist, cleavage, manhattan new york city, cafe, death of father, tears, taxi, london england, bus, slow motion scene, rain, crying

Taxi Driver (1976)
Crime, Drama

Taxi Driver (1976)

Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day, or thinking about how the world, New York in particular, has deteriorated into a cesspool. He's a loner who has strong opinions about what is right and wrong with mankind. For him, the one bright spot in New York humanity is Betsy, a worker on the presidential nomination campaign of Senator Charles Palantine. He becomes obsessed with her. After an incident with her, he believes he has to do whatever he needs to make the world a better place in his opinion. One of his priorities is to be the savior for Iris, a twelve-year-old runaway and prostitute who he believes wants out of the profession and under the thumb of her pimp and lover Matthew. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness, dating, depression, obsession, anger, money, revenge
Characters:prostitute
Story:taxi driver, taxi, theatre audience, times square manhattan new york city, schizophrenic, rain, ambiguous ending, stalking, scantily clad female, manhattan new york city, cafe, extramarital affair, camera, slow motion scene, mirror, new york city, dancing, cigarette smoking, blood

The Invention Of Lying (2009) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
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? This is why The Invention Of Lying (2009) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wealth, dating, depression, anger, jealousy, money, marriage
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:waitress, writer, policeman, children, doctor
Story:photo shoot, happiness, eyeglasses, wig, flash forward, park, bartender, apology, death of mother, cafe, birthday, tears, lie, love triangle, computer, crying, kiss, flashback

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:wealth, dating, unfaithfulness, adultery, betrayal, money, infidelity
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, children
Story:tea, photography, cafe, birthday, tears, lie, extramarital affair, book, london england, bus, camera, slow motion scene, mirror, rain, crying, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, kiss

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:dating, guilt, depression, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:writer, photographer, dancer, policeman, doctor
Story:theatre audience, screenplay adapted by author, suffering, impersonation, happiness, eyeglasses, flash forward, break up, apology, bathroom, cafe, birthday, tears, book, camera, slow motion scene, face slap, mirror, car accident, crying

Along Came Polly (2004)
Comedy, Romance

Along Came Polly (2004)

Reuben Feffer thinks he's found the love of his life but on his honeymoon he discovers her cheating on him with a scuba instructor. Reuben travels back home to get his life on track. On a night out with best pal, Sandy Lyle, Reuben discovers an old school friend, Polly Prince. Reuben feels a connection straight away, and tries constantly to get her to like him. But it's not going to be easy for Reuben, especially when he spends his days calculating risks, and when someone unexpected turns up. (Read More)

Themes:dating, unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:waitress, writer, photographer, dancer, prostitute
Story:men's bathroom, intimate, unfaithful wife, art gallery, happiness, bartender, cafe, lie, extramarital affair, camera, computer, slow motion scene, new york city, photograph, dancing, husband wife relationship, sex scene, kiss, blood

Hard Candy (2005) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hard Candy (2005)

After three weeks of chatting with the thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver over the Internet, fourteen year old Hayley Stark meets him in the Nighthawks coffee shop. Hayley flirts with him in spite of the age difference and proposes to go to his house. Once there, she prepares a screwdriver for them and Jeff passes out. When he awakes, he is tied up to a chair, and Hayley accuses him of pedophilia. Jeff denies the accusation, and Hayley begins to torture him in a cat and mouse game. (Read More)

Themes:dating, money, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:photographer, lust
Story:instant messaging, chat room, rose, shaving, eyeglasses, stalking, photography, internet, bra, cafe, tears, lie, book, thong, camera, computer, slow motion scene, crying, photograph, dancing

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
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? This is why Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:depression, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, photographer, doctor
Story:theatre audience, cheating on girlfriend, leg injury, breakup, vacation, bartender, scantily clad female, apology, cleavage, cafe, tears, lie, camera, computer, face slap, mirror, crying, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, husband wife relationship

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:obsession, divorce, money, marriage
Locations:airport, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:american, writer, photographer, dancer
Story:dialogue driven storyline, chance meeting, art gallery, happiness, park, bartender, journalist, cafe, lie, book, london england, camera, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, kiss

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:anger, betrayal, money, revenge
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:taxi driver, ambiguous ending, impersonation, slow motion, nonlinear timeline, internet, lie, taxi, camera, slow motion scene, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, flashback

Citizen Kane (1941) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Drama, Mystery

Citizen Kane (1941)

A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, depression, obsession, divorce, adultery, money, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:american, writer, photographer, dancer, doctor
Story:memorial, manuscript, editor, physician, publisher, rose, happiness, wig, portrait, theatre, photography, journalist, opera, taxi, extramarital affair, camera, mirror, car accident, new york city, photograph

The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, infidelity
Locations:hotel
Characters:american, photographer, dancer
Story:cheating on girlfriend, passport, happiness, desire, lie, love triangle, camera, computer, rain, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, blood, flashback, kiss

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

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. This is why We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, anger, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:writer, dancer, policeman, doctor
Story:sex talk, balloon, flash forward, apology, nonlinear timeline, bra, birthday, tears, lie, book, computer, face slap, mirror, rain, crying, new york city, photograph, dancing, husband wife relationship, blood

Capote (2005)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Capote (2005)

Famed writer 'Truman Capote' (qv), southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle 'Harper Lee (I)' (qv), also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Truman knows that he has to take it to its natural conclusion, something which he cannot force. But also missing are the details of the November 14, 1959 event itself, something that neither Dick or Perry have divulged even in testimony. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:writer, photographer, policeman
Story:theatre audience, taxi driver, book, dressing gown, leg injury, manuscript, publisher, eyeglasses, park, theatre, apology, cafe, tears, lie, taxi, camera, slow motion scene, crying, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

The Machinist (2004) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Drama, Thriller

The Machinist (2004)

Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don't associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people - probably one or some of his coworkers - are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to Ivan's schemes and whereabouts, Trevor may come to a true understanding of what has caused his insomnia. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, revenge
Locations:airport, bar
Characters:waitress, policeman, prostitute
Story:divorcee, nipples visible through clothing, shaving, bartender, hit by a car, scantily clad female, nonlinear timeline, cleavage, death of mother, bathroom, cafe, face slap, car accident, rain, photograph, cigarette smoking, independent film, sex scene, blood, flashback

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, guilt, obsession, anger, money, marriage
Locations:elevator, bar, hospital
Characters:lust, photographer, dancer
Story:ambiguous ending, bartender, hit by a car, scantily clad female, bra, manhattan new york city, bathroom, tears, book, computer, slow motion scene, mirror, car accident, crying, panties, new york city, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship

Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Romantic comedy: Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will's best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily? Is she his longtime best friend and confidante, the apolitical April? Or is she the free-spirited but ambitious journalist? As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, dating, unfaithfulness, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:writer, dancer
Story:times square manhattan new york city, postcard, happiness, journalist, manhattan new york city, cafe, birthday, death of father, tears, taxi, extramarital affair, book, slow motion scene, mirror, car accident, rain, crying, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

Milk (2008)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Milk (2008)

Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco's growing gay community, and organizes gays' purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city's conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk's relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs. This is why Milk (2008) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:anger, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, children
Story:theatre audience, men's bathroom, slow motion, balloon, eyeglasses, nonlinear timeline, opera, cafe, birthday, tears, camera, mirror, rain, crying, dancing, one word title, kiss, flashback, blood

Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal, money
Locations:airport, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:american, photographer, dancer, prostitute, children, doctor
Story:journalist, bartender, death of mother, cafe, death of father, tears, taxi, london england, bus, camera, mirror, car accident, rain, crying, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, blood, kiss

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:dancer, doctor
Story:internet sex, schizophrenic, physician, flash forward, internet, cafe, love triangle, computer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, husband wife relationship

Atonement (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Atonement (2007)

In 1939, Robbie Turner is a private in the British Army, he and his battalion who are heading to France to fight in the war. A stint in the army is not where his life was headed, which took a radical turn four years earlier at the Tallis estate where he grew up as his mother worked as the Tallis' live-in housekeeper. As such, he grew up with the three Tallis children: son Leon, and daughters Cecilia and Briony. Robbie and Cecilia were just getting to the stage of their lives of being able to confess their true love for each other. But then thirteen year old aspiring writer Briony also had a crush on the older Robbie. Based on two incidents she saw between Cecilia and Robbie (one only from afar), on reading a private letter Robbie wrote to Cecilia and on her own feelings for Robbie, Briony told some truths and half-truths about Robbie which resulted in this turn in his life. Robbie is able to reconnect with Cecilia before he is shipped off to France, and lives only to be able to head back to London to be with Cecilia and make up for the missing four years they could not spend together due to Briony's actions. A year later, Briony, now eighteen, also arrives in London to start working as a nurse to support the war effort. By this time, she is aware of the damage her thirteen year old self caused, and wants to atone for that error to both Cecilia from who she has been estranged, and Robbie who she has not seen since. She will make this atonement even if neither Robbie or Cecilia will ever speak to her, or if it takes the rest of her life. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness, dating, guilt, jealousy, betrayal
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:writer, waitress, policeman, children, doctor
Story:postcard, happiness, mistaken identity, flash forward, apology, nonlinear timeline, cafe, tears, lie, london england, bus, mirror, crying, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, one word title, kiss, blood, flashback

Passengers (2016)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. (Read More)

Themes:dating, anger
Locations:elevator, bar
Characters:writer, dancer
Story:security camera, film with ambiguous title, rose, love at first sight, happiness, flash forward, bartender, apology, journalist, birthday, death of father, lie, computer, face slap, mirror, dancing, one word title, sex scene, blood, flashback

Love Actually (2003) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
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. This is why Love Actually (2003) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, betrayal, infidelity, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar
Characters:american, writer, lust, waitress, photographer
Story:dysfunctional marriage, manuscript, editor, publisher, love at first sight, breakup, art gallery, happiness, tea, scantily clad female, cleavage, death of mother, tears, extramarital affair, london england, computer, car accident, rain, crying, panties

Ray (2004)
Biography, Drama, Music

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, guilt, adultery, betrayal, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hotel, hospital
Characters:dancer, doctor
Story:breakup, manhattan new york city, death of mother, bathroom, birthday, tears, lie, extramarital affair, bus, camera, rain, crying, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, one word title, flashback, kiss

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:dating, jealousy, money, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:american, dancer
Story:rose, divorcee, tea, eyeglasses, apology, manhattan new york city, bathroom, tears, taxi, love triangle, mirror, crying, new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, one word title, sex scene

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, adultery, money, infidelity, revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, prostitute, children
Story:desire, flash forward, photography, nonlinear timeline, journalist, death of mother, birthday, death of father, tears, extramarital affair, bus, camera, face slap, car accident, crying, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, dancing, flashback, blood

Sideways (2004) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sideways (2004)

A week before his friend Jack is to be married, best man Miles and the prospective groom head off to wine country for a week of fun, relaxation and - of course - wine drinking. Miles is the oenophile and does his best to teach Jack a bit about the art of appreciating great wine. All Jack cares about is drinking and carousing, something he accomplishes when he meets the attractive Stephanie at one of the vineyards. Miles is something of a sad sack, a high school English teacher who is a failed writer at heart. He has yet to get over the fact that his wife has divorced him and that she has remarried and he now faces that nerve racking wait for word from a prospective publisher. Miles has an opportunity to start anew when he meets Stephanie's friend Maya but when he let's slip that Jack is about to be married any hope of a relationship seems to be lost. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, depression, divorce, infidelity, marriage
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:writer, waitress, lust
Story:cheating on girlfriend, publisher, divorcee, unfaithful wife, sexual attraction, scantily clad female, cleavage, birthday, extramarital affair, book, car accident, independent film, one word title, sex scene

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. This is why Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004). (Read More)

Themes:divorce, marriage, money
Locations:elevator, hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:waitress, dancer
Story:surveillance camera, dysfunctional marriage, passport, following someone, eyeglasses, hit by a car, apology, bra, manhattan new york city, bathroom, cafe, lie, taxi, computer, face slap, mirror, car accident, rain, new york city, photograph

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:unfaithfulness, guilt, divorce, anger, adultery, money, infidelity, marriage, revenge
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:waitress, doctor
Story:surveillance camera, selfishness, flash forward, hit by a car, death of mother, bathroom, cafe, death of father, lie, extramarital affair, face slap, mirror, car accident, rain, photograph, husband wife relationship, kiss, flashback

Into The Wild (2007)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Themes:forgiveness, unfaithfulness, guilt, adultery, money, infidelity, marriage
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:american, waitress, dancer, policeman
Story:girl in panties, schizophrenic, divorcee, nipples visible through clothing, balloon, shaving, eyeglasses, bartender, nonlinear timeline, cafe, tears, book, bus, slow motion scene, face slap, rain, crying, panties, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like Closer (2004)
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:marriage
Locations:airport, restaurant, bar
Characters:american, lust, dancer
Story:exotic dancer, girl in panties, sexual attraction, nipples visible through clothing, mistaken identity, scantily clad female, apology, cleavage, stripper, bathroom, love triangle, panties, dancing, kiss

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, money, revenge
Locations:elevator, restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, waitress, writer, policeman, prostitute, children, doctor
Story:publisher, eyeglasses, flash forward, apology, nonlinear timeline, journalist, cafe, tears, taxi, book, computer, face slap, crying, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, independent film, sex scene, flashback, blood

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