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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? (Read More)

Themes:depression, wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, religion, infidelity, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel, restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:musician, lust, actress, photographer, singer, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:hawaiian shirt, hawaii, beach resort, cliff diving, resort, jumping off a cliff, yoga instructor, yoga class, fainting at the sight of blood, chess piece, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, composer, piano player, airplane stewardess, outdoor wedding, hotel desk clerk, sex in bed, swimming pool

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:drunkenness, drinking, infidelity
Locations:hotel, beach
Characters:photographer
Story:beach resort, jumping off a cliff, cheating on girlfriend, resort, jumping from height, underwater scene, swimming, marijuana, bed, lie, drink, camera, watching tv, computer, telephone call, knife, tattoo, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, bare chested male

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

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

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, infidelity, friendship
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:musician, singer, friend
Story:swimming pool, rock star, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, microphone, scantily clad female, band, cleavage, swimming, marijuana, drink, camera, watching tv, los angeles california, airplane, urination, fistfight, underwear, song, crying

Eurotrip (2004)
Comedy

Eurotrip (2004)

Ohio high school student Scott Thomas is a good student and nice guy - albeit a little predictable - who is about to graduate and go into pre-med. He is unceremoniously dumped by his whorish girlfriend Fiona on graduation day. Among the people he turns to in his hour of despair is his German pen pal, Mike. Scott and Mike seem to have a special connection. After Mike makes advances to Scott now that he and Fiona are not seeing each other, Scott abruptly sends Mike a message saying he never wants to hear from him again. However, Scott learns shorty thereafter that Mike is actually a beautiful girl named Mieke. By this time, Mieke has blocked his messages. Thinking that Mieke is actually who he was meant to be with, Scott, impulsively for a change, decides to go to Berlin to be with her. Along for the ride is Scott's best friend, the girl crazy Cooper Harris. They manage only to get a flight into London, and thus have to make their way from London to Berlin. Along the way in Paris, they run into their high school friends, twins Jenny and Jamie, who are backpacking through Europe. Scott and Cooper consider them the most mismatched twins ever, Jamie who is a walking encyclopedia, and Jenny a girl who they treat as just one of the guys. As the four try to make their way to Berlin, they run into a few obstacles and few adventures. Scott hopes that all these problems are worth it when he has his much hyped in his mind meeting with Mieke. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, musician, singer, friend, masturbation
Story:piano player, airplane stewardess, swimming pool, hot tub, scene during end credits, microphone, scantily clad female, band, cleavage, male pubic hair, piano, marijuana, cafe, bare butt, drink, camera, watching tv, computer, airplane, face slap

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, infidelity, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:lust
Story:sex in bed, pearl necklace, urinal, rear entry sex, waiter, premarital sex, pig, female removes her clothes, bartender, scantily clad female, wine, cleavage, bed, sunglasses, bare butt, drink, camera, watching tv, urination, mirror

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. This is why Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:depression, wedding, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lust, musician, singer, doctor
Story:fourth of july, rear entry sex, shoes, no panties, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, female removes her clothes, scantily clad female, apology, cleavage, cafe, tears, bare butt, drink, punched in the face, face slap, urination, mirror, song, crying, fondling

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:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, infidelity
Locations:hotel, beach
Characters:singer, musician, doctor
Story:swimming pool, recording studio, breakup, chess, premarital sex, microphone, band, piano, marijuana, sunglasses, tears, lie, drink, camera, los angeles california, song, crying, brother brother relationship, singing, husband wife relationship

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:wedding, infidelity, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:photographer, friend, singer
Story:honeymoon, sex in bed, butt slap, urinal, waiter, microphone, bartender, band, wine, swimming, marijuana, cafe, lie, camera, los angeles california, computer, airplane, urination, telephone call, knife

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, infidelity, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, friend, masturbation
Story:sex in bed, swimming pool, sexually transmitted disease, std, treadmill, butt slap, no panties, female removes her clothes, microphone, marriage proposal, no opening credits, apology, marijuana, cafe, sunglasses, lie, bare butt, condom, drink, watching tv

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

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

Themes:drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:doctor, friend
Story:hawaiian shirt, herpes, butt slap, banana, mobile phone, jumping from height, actor shares first name with character, dinner, marijuana, tears, lie, falling from height, drink, punched in the face, face slap, fistfight, underwear, cell phone, crying, telephone call

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. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, religion, infidelity
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:doctor, masturbation
Story:sex in bed, swimming pool, bleeding, microphone, underwater scene, cleavage, swimming, cafe, tears, drink, watching tv, computer, face slap, underwear, cell phone, crying, fondling, telephone call, knife, tattoo

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:singer, doctor, friend
Story:piano player, pig, marriage proposal, band, wine, male pubic hair, piano, tears, falling from height, drink, camera, watching tv, punched in the face, face slap, urination, underwear, song, crying, telephone call, shower

The Lobster (2015) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:singer, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:swimming pool, hot tub, waiter, flirting, pig, microphone, apology, band, swimming, bed, sunglasses, lie, face slap, underwear, song, brother brother relationship, erection, knife, singing, photograph

Lo Imposible (2012)
Drama, Thriller

Lo Imposible (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)

Locations:beach, hotel, restaurant
Characters:doctor
Story:beach resort, resort, swimming pool, leg injury, bleeding, female removes her clothes, underwater scene, scantily clad female, no opening credits, apology, wine, cleavage, swimming, tears, watching tv, airplane, urination, cell phone, crying, telephone call

La Vie D'adele (2013)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity, friendship
Characters:lust, friend, masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, sex in bed, multiple sex positions, loud sex, breakup, no panties, moaning, scantily clad female, no opening credits, dinner, cleavage, male pubic hair, tears, bare butt, face slap, crying, erection, leg spreading

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. This is why Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:lust, singer, doctor, friend
Story:hawaii, composer, swimming pool, underwater scene, no opening credits, apology, piano, cafe, tears, falling from height, bare butt, drink, computer, punched in the face, airplane, face slap, woman on top, song, cell phone, crying

American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

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

Themes:wedding, drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:lust, friend, masturbation
Story:gross out humor, waiter, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, marriage proposal, scantily clad female, apology, dinner, band, cleavage, drink, underwear, cell phone, fondling, telephone call, erection, leg spreading, kiss, dog

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:drinking, religion, infidelity, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend, singer
Story:lie, swimming pool, reference to costco, std, cliff, fainting, waiter, moaning, microphone, scantily clad female, dinner, cleavage, marijuana, cafe, sunglasses, tears, condom, drink, watching tv, face slap

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, infidelity, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:musician, lust, friend, doctor
Story:hotel desk clerk, invitation, rear entry sex, no panties, flirting, female removes her clothes, scantily clad female, no opening credits, band, cleavage, piano, marijuana, cafe, bed, drink, watching tv, urination, mirror, underwear, crying

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. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, singer, friend
Story:swimming pool, theatre audience, mobile phone, dinner, swimming, male pubic hair, marijuana, cafe, tears, bare butt, drink, camera, watching tv, urination, mirror, underwear, song, crying, telephone call, singing

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... This is why Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel, beach, bar
Characters:actress, lust, friend
Story:airplane stewardess, hotel desk clerk, swimming pool, no panties, female removes her clothes, underwater scene, scantily clad female, cleavage, swimming, lie, falling from height, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, punched in the face, airplane, urination, underwear, cell phone, fondling

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

Knocked Up (2007)
Comedy, Romance

Knocked Up (2007)

When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie's husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pox. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow-up first to raise a family of his own. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, friend, masturbation
Story:sex in bed, reference to costco, drunken sex, gross out humor, breakup, rear entry sex, premarital sex, actor shares first name with character, marriage proposal, scantily clad female, dinner, cleavage, marijuana, bed, bare butt, condom, los angeles california, woman on top, husband wife relationship, bare chested male

Role Models (2008)
Comedy

Role Models (2008)

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? (Read More)

Themes:depression, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:singer
Story:std, urinal, breakup, rear entry sex, scene during end credits, microphone, marriage proposal, apology, marijuana, computer, face slap, urination, mirror, cell phone, crying, erection, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex scene, fight

I Love You, Man (2009) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Romance

I Love You, Man (2009)

Peter Klaven's world revolves around his real estate work and Zooey, his soon-to-be fiancee. After he pops the question, she calls her best friends and they go into wedding planning mode. Peter has no male friends and that poses problems: will he turn out to be a clingy guy, and who will be his best man? Zooey, her friends, and Peter's brother Robbie offer help that results in awkward moments. Then, at an open house Peter's hosting, he meets Sydney, an amiable, low-key guy. They trade business cards, and Peter calls him to meet for drinks. A friendship develops that's great at first but then threatens Peter's engagement and career. Can guys be friends and couples be in love? (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach
Characters:musician, friend, masturbation
Story:urinal, flirting, scene during end credits, microphone, marriage proposal, no opening credits, band, wine, marijuana, cafe, condom, drink, los angeles california, computer, face slap, cell phone, telephone call, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

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. This is why The Master (2012) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, religion
Locations:beach
Characters:lust, photographer, singer, doctor, masturbation
Story:piano player, hammock, no panties, microphone, apology, piano, tears, lie, drink, camera, face slap, urination, mirror, woman on top, song, crying, telephone call, leg spreading, singing, photograph

Get Him To The Greek (2010)
Comedy, Music

Get Him To The Greek (2010)

English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, jealousy, infidelity, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:musician, doctor, masturbation
Story:swimming pool, loud sex, rock star, jumping from height, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, scantily clad female, falling from height, los angeles california, woman on top, cell phone, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex scene, 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:drunkenness, drinking, religion
Locations:hotel, restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:singer, doctor, friend
Story:sex in bed, swimming pool, no panties, female removes her clothes, puppet, microphone, scantily clad female, no opening credits, band, wine, cleavage, piano, cafe, bed, sunglasses, tears, drink, watching tv, airplane, fistfight

Mamma Mia! (2008) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:hotel, beach, bar
Characters:musician, singer, friend
Story:resort, old flame, fainting, scene during end credits, bartender, no opening credits, band, swimming, piano, tears, falling from height, bare butt, drink, airplane, mirror, song, crying, singing, photograph, sex scene

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:drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, beach
Characters:actress, photographer, friend
Story:invitation, 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

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. This is why Legend (2015) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, singer
Story:honeymoon, microphone, marriage proposal, no opening credits, apology, band, wine, lie, drink, camera, watching tv, punched in the face, face slap, mirror, fistfight, song, brother brother relationship, knife, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect same-sex relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay-at-home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni (conceived by Nic) and Laser (by Jules). Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does. He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done and, although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, want to meet him - especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows (which includes his hiring Jules to design and construct his backyard), they have an effect on what he wants in life. In turn, he affects their family dynamic as well as each person's relationships outside of it. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, infidelity, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:singer, doctor, friend
Story:rear entry sex, apology, dinner, wine, cafe, bed, sunglasses, tears, falling from height, bare butt, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, computer, punched in the face, face slap, urination, woman on top, song, cell phone

American Pie (1999) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy

American Pie (1999)

Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Characters:lust, musician, friend, masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, gross out humor, no panties, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, moaning, scantily clad female, cleavage, brother brother relationship, erection, leg spreading, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bare chested male, flashback

The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Family, Music

The School Of Rock (2003)

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. (Read More)

Themes:depression, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:musician, singer, friend
Story:band, rock star, scene during end credits, apology, piano, lie, drink, los angeles california, computer, urination, song, telephone call, singing

Step Brothers (2008)
Comedy

Step Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback are both about 40 when Brennan's mom and Dale's dad marry. The sons still live with the parents so they must now share a room. Initial antipathy threatens the household's peace and the parents' relationship. Dad lays down the law: both slackers have a week to find a job. Out of the job search and their love of music comes a pact that leads to friendship but more domestic disarray compounded by the boys' sleepwalking. Hovering nearby are Brennan's successful brother and his lonely wife: the brother wants to help sell his step-father's house, the wife wants Dale's attention, and the newlyweds want to retire and sail the seven seas. Can harmony come from the discord? (Read More)

Themes:wedding, infidelity, friendship
Characters:singer, doctor, friend, masturbation
Story:stepbrother stepbrother relationship, toilet paper, urinal, scene during end credits, microphone, band, wine, marijuana, sunglasses, watching tv, punched in the face, urination, underwear, song, cell phone, crying, brother brother relationship, erection, singing, photograph

Jarhead (2005)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? This is why Jarhead (2005) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, religion, infidelity, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:singer, friend, masturbation
Story:airplane stewardess, shirt, hawaii, theatre audience, tears, bare butt, drink, watching tv, airplane, urination, underwear, song, crying, telephone call, brother brother relationship, shower, erection, tattoo, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Hall Pass (2011) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Romance

Hall Pass (2011)

A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:masturbation
Story:hawaiian shirt, swimming pool, hot tub, flirting, female removes her clothes, scene during end credits, scantily clad female, cleavage, male pubic hair, marijuana, husband wife relationship

American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

American Beauty (1999)

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This infatuation coincides with the Fittses moving in next door: homophobic disciplinarian US Marine Colonel Frank Fitts who rules the house with a military fist (that fist being both figurative and literal), his semi-comatose wife Barbara Fitts, and their bright and quietly subversive eighteen year old son Ricky Fitts, who openly abides by his father's rules while behind the scenes lives by his own quite different perspective. Much like Lester's infatuation, Ricky immediately becomes infatuated with Janie, he who considers girls like Angela as ordinary. The entry of Angela and the Fittses into the Burnhams' lives ultimately leads to each of the players confronting what is truly in his or her heart. (Read More)

Themes:depression, infidelity, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lust, friend, masturbation
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, sex in bed, swimming pool, loud sex, flirting, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, moaning, scantily clad female, no opening credits, dinner, cleavage, marijuana, bed, bare butt, camera, computer, face slap

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:wedding, depression, drinking, infidelity, friendship
Locations:hotel, beach
Characters:lust, friend, masturbation
Story:public break up, gross out humor, invitation, waiter, flirting, premarital sex, female removes her clothes, microphone, marriage proposal, scantily clad female, apology, band, cleavage, bed, lie, bare butt, drink, punched in the face, underwear, crying

Boogie Nights (1997)
Drama

Boogie Nights (1997)

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:actress, singer, masturbation
Story:sex in bed, swimming pool, recording studio, hot tub, shoes, no panties, waiter, female removes her clothes, moaning, underwater scene, scantily clad female, no opening credits, apology, cleavage, bed, tears, drink, los angeles california, face slap, mirror

Basic Instinct (1992) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. This is why Basic Instinct (1992) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, jealousy
Characters:lust, musician
Story:rock star, woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, sex in bed, rear entry sex, no panties, female removes her clothes, moaning, scantily clad female, cleavage, male pubic hair, bed, watching tv, underwear, woman on top, fondling, leg spreading, sex scene, kiss

Ted (2012)
Comedy, Fantasy

Ted (2012)

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted.

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:friend, singer
Story:woman moaning from pleasure, moaning woman, woman moaning, gross out humor, moaning, marriage proposal, piano, marijuana, falling from height, bare butt, watching tv, punched in the face, fistfight, cell phone, knife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, character name in title, sex scene, kiss

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. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant, bar
Characters:singer, friend
Story:marriage proposal, apology, dinner, wine, cafe, bed, sunglasses, lie, falling from height, drink, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, airplane, face slap, urination, mirror, fistfight, underwear, song

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:wedding, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, beach, bar
Characters:singer, friend
Story:sex in bed, waiter, premarital sex, marriage proposal, apology, band, swimming, bed, sunglasses, tears, drink, mirror, song, crying, telephone call, brother brother relationship, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, husband wife relationship

Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
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:drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:singer, doctor, friend
Story:fainting, flirting, cafe, sunglasses, falling from height, drink, camera, watching tv, computer, urination, fistfight, song, cell phone, crying, telephone call, shower, knife, tattoo, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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. This is why The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:swimming pool, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, bartender, apology, sunglasses, tears, lie, drink, computer, cell phone, crying, telephone call, shower, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, kiss, flashback

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:singer
Story:ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, laptop, marriage proposal, bartender, underwater scene, no opening credits, dinner, band, piano, bed, sunglasses, condom, watching tv, computer, punched in the face, airplane, fistfight, cell phone, knife, tattoo

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:lust, doctor
Story:swimming pool, landlord, cliff, no panties, premarital sex, actor shares first name with character, scantily clad female, cleavage, marijuana, sunglasses, falling from height, bare butt, los angeles california, punched in the face, urination, fistfight, cell phone, telephone call, leg spreading, photograph

Brokeback Mountain (2005) is one of the best movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Drama, Romance

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:lust, singer
Story:jumping off a cliff, fourth of july, shirt, cleavage, swimming, marijuana, cafe, sunglasses, tears, lie, drink, watching tv, face slap, mirror, fistfight, song, crying, telephone call, singing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:swimming pool, invitation, broken heart, scene during end credits, marriage proposal, bartender, underwater scene, no opening credits, apology, wine, swimming, lie, bare butt, drink, computer, punched in the face, face slap, mirror, bare chested male, sex scene

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