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Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Drama

Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy. When he has learned to adjust his life to these new responsibilities, Joanna resurfaces and wants Billy back. Ted, however, refuses to give him up, so they go to court to fight for the custody of their son. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  unemployment,  guilt,  divorce,  anger,  voyeurism,  christmas,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:office,  courtroom,  elevator,  bicycle,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy,  doctor
Period:1970s
Story:judicial system,  custody battle,  child custody,  family abandonment,  nude girl,  advertising executive,  cartoon on tv,  office party,  woman with glasses,  lawyer client relationship,  man carrying a boy,  crying boy,  christmas party,  christmas tree,  little boy,  covered female frontal nudity,  reference to the brady bunch,  struggling parent,  sitting on a park bench,  french toast,  jungle gym,  testifying in court,  women's lib,  court ruling,  feet on desk,  injured child,  hands covering breasts,  toy airplane,  job search,  afi,  joblessness,  employment agency,  child's bedroom,  dismissal,  letter read aloud,  legality,  sex with coworker,  female tears,  stitch,  7 year old,  high rise,  supreme court,  judiciary,  judicial,  desertion,  chrysler building manhattan new york city,  wife leaves husband,  bloody face,  custody,  tantrum,  workaholic,  versus in title,  pre teen,  school play,  determination,  implied sex,  battle of the sexes,  facial scar,  central park manhattan new york city,  abandonment,  selfishness,  nude,  testimony,  joy,  marital problem,  abbreviation in title,  separation,  tan line,  parent child relationship,  divorcee,  blood on face,  cartoon,  frustration,  advertising,  job interview,  playground,  single father,  desperation,  blockbuster,  therapist,  buttocks,  repetition in title,  ice cream,  rage,  injury,  no panties,  supermarket,  single parent,  couple,  hate,  trust,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  suitcase,  fired from the job,  birthday party,  scantily clad female,  trial,  judge,  woman,  single mother,  cooking,  halloween,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  neighbor,  falling from height,  watching tv,  urination,  topless female nudity,  surprise ending,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  blood,  nudity

I Am Sam (2001)
Drama

I Am Sam (2001)

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  anger,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:custody battle,  child custody,  cartoon on tv,  custody,  single father,  single parent,  hate,  birthday party,  judge,  woman,  single mother,  halloween,  neighbor,  watching tv,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

The Rainmaker (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rainmaker (1997)

Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task? (Read More)

Themes:justice,  anger,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:judicial system,  christmas tree,  judiciary,  judicial,  couple,  hate,  judge,  woman,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  blood

Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Comedy, Drama

Terms Of Endearment (1983)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:1970s
Story:joy,  separation,  blockbuster,  supermarket,  premarital sex,  birthday party,  woman,  single mother,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel

Erin Brockovich (2000) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Biography, Drama

Erin Brockovich (2000)

'Erin Brockovich-Ellis' (qv) is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  unemployment,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:judicial system,  judicial,  judiciary,  divorcee,  job interview,  single parent,  trust,  fired from the job,  trial,  judge,  woman,  single mother,  neighbor,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

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:guilt,  anger,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:judicial system,  judiciary,  judicial,  abandonment,  testimony,  marital problem,  rage,  scantily clad female,  trial,  judge,  single mother,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  blood

Primal Fear (1996)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Primal Fear (1996)

Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

Themes:justice,  anger
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:judicial system,  judiciary,  judicial,  testimony,  buttocks,  trial,  judge,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  based on novel,  nudity,  blood

Dark Water (2005)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Dark Water (2005)

Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in the midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in the only bedroom. There are also noises coming from the apartment directly above hers, though it would appear to be vacant. Is the apartment haunted or is there a simpler explanation? (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Period:1970s
Story:custody battle,  child custody,  cartoon on tv,  separation,  divorcee,  job interview,  playground,  single mother,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  based on novel

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:custody battle,  court ruling,  custody,  single father,  blockbuster,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  birthday party,  judge,  single mother,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel

The Accused (1988)
Drama

The Accused (1988)

Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  guilt,  anger,  voyeurism,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:judicial system,  testifying in court,  judiciary,  judicial,  testimony,  scantily clad female,  trial,  judge,  cleavage,  voyeur,  watching tv

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:voyeurism,  christmas,  marriage
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Period:1970s
Story:child custody,  nude girl,  christmas tree,  nude,  tan line,  divorcee,  buttocks,  no panties,  fired from the job,  scantily clad female,  judge,  cleavage,  voyeur,  topless female nudity,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare breasts,  blood,  nudity

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

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger,  voyeurism,  christmas,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy,  doctor
Story:little boy,  7 year old,  central park manhattan new york city,  divorcee,  therapist,  ice cream,  birthday party,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  watching tv,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

And Justice For All (1979) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

And Justice For All (1979)

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma.

Themes:justice,  guilt,  anger
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judicial system,  lawyer client relationship,  legality,  judiciary,  implied sex,  testimony,  trial,  judge,  blood

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:justice,  unemployment,  guilt,  divorce
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:child custody,  job interview,  hate,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  fired from the job,  scantily clad female,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  nudity

All Good Things (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:marriage,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Period:1970s
Story:testifying in court,  therapist,  trust,  suspicion,  suitcase,  birthday party,  trial,  judge,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  urination,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  blood

Happiness (1998)
Comedy, Drama

Happiness (1998)

A woman breaks up with her boyfriend, he thinks it's because he's fat. A man is unable to tell her next door neighbor he finds her sexually attractive. An old couple wants to split up, but they don't want to get a divorce. A therapist masturbates to teen magazines. An 11 year old kid is insecure about the fact that he hasn't cum yet. Office workers try to recall the face of a coworker who recently died. A woman is sure she has everything she could ever want. The lives of these individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  marriage
Locations:office,  elevator,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:boy
Story:little boy,  therapist,  ice cream,  couple,  woman,  neighbor,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Girl On The Train (2016) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Girl On The Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  divorce,  anger,  voyeurism,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:nude,  divorcee,  blood on face,  therapist,  buttocks,  rage,  couple,  hate,  premarital sex,  suspicion,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  fired from the job,  woman,  voyeur,  topless female nudity,  surprise ending,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  nudity,  blood

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:guilt,  divorce,  christmas,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:christmas tree,  testimony,  marital problem,  supermarket,  trial,  judge,  woman,  single mother,  watching tv,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  blood,  nudity

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:guilt,  voyeurism,  christmas,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:cartoon on tv,  woman with glasses,  christmas tree,  central park manhattan new york city,  frustration,  therapist,  no panties,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  watching tv,  urination,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel

A Separation (2011)
Drama, Mystery

A Separation (2011)

Nader ('Payman Maadi' (qv)) and Simin ('Leila Hatami' (qv)) argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimers. However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  marriage
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:joblessness,  wife leaves husband,  testimony,  marital problem,  separation,  couple,  suspicion,  suitcase,  fired from the job,  judge,  woman,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Biography, Drama

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his porn magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Themes:guilt,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy,  doctor
Period:1970s
Story:judicial system,  supreme court,  judicial,  judiciary,  ice cream,  trial,  judge,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  bare breasts,  nudity

In Good Company (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Good Company (2004)

Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  divorce,  anger,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:office,  elevator,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:advertising executive,  wife leaves husband,  advertising,  buttocks,  birthday party,  manhattan new york city,  surprise ending,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:lawyer client relationship,  testifying in court,  implied sex,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  trial,  judge,  woman,  surprise ending,  three word title,  mother son relationship,  based on novel

The Impossible (2012)
Drama, Thriller, History

The Impossible (2012)

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

Themes:anger,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:nude girl,  little boy,  7 year old,  nude,  separation,  injury,  suitcase,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  watching tv,  urination,  topless female nudity,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare breasts,  blood,  nudity

I Killed My Mother (2009) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Drama, Romance

I Killed My Mother (2009)

Teenager Hubert haughtily regards his mother with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters and kitsch decorations. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parent's cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of adolescence - artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, and ostracism. The turbulent relationship between mother and son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection. The stunning, semi-autobiographical directing debut of 20-year-old actor Xavier Dolan. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  divorce,  anger,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Story:little boy,  7 year old,  parent child relationship,  single parent,  hate,  single mother,  cooking,  watching tv,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Fresh off of a successful production of Death of a Salesman, he has traded in the suburban blue-hairs and regional theater of Schenectady for the cultured audiences and bright footlights of Broadway. Armed with a MacArthur grant and determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, something into which he can put his whole self, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a small mock-up of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off the tracks. The shadow of his ex-wife Adele, a celebrated painter who left him years ago for Germany's art scene, sneers at him from every corner. Somewhere in Berlin, his daughter Olive is growing up under the questionable guidance of Adele's friend, Maria. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. Sammy Barnathan, the actor Caden has hired to play himself within the play, is a bit too perfect for the part, and is making it difficult for Caden to revive his relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel. Meanwhile, his therapist, Madeline Gravis, is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counselling him. His second daughter, Ariel, is disabled. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one. As the years … (Read More)

Themes:anger,  voyeurism,  marriage
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:nude girl,  nude,  therapist,  buttocks,  no panties,  fired from the job,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  watching tv,  urination,  topless female nudity,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  bare breasts,  nudity,  blood

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:guilt,  divorce,  anger,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  bicycle,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:selfishness,  testimony,  trust,  suspicion,  suitcase,  trial,  judge,  urination,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

St. Vincent (2014)
Comedy, Drama

St. Vincent (2014)

Vincent is an old Vietnam vet whose stubbornly hedonistic ways have left him without money or a future. Things change when his new next-door neighbor's son, Oliver, needs a babysitter and Vince is willing enough for a fee. From that self-serving act, an unexpected friendship forms as Vincent and Oliver find so much of each other's needs through each other. As Vincent mentors Oliver in street survival and other worldly ways, Oliver begins to see more in the old man than just his foibles. When life takes a turn for the worse for Vincent, both them find the best in each other than no one around them suspects. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  voyeurism,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bicycle,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:child custody,  abbreviation in title,  suitcase,  scantily clad female,  single mother,  cleavage,  voyeur,  neighbor,  watching tv,  urination,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  blood

The Full Monty (1997) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Comedy, Drama

The Full Monty (1997)

Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Themes:unemployment,  divorce,  friendship
Story:custody,  job interview,  desperation,  blockbuster,  trust,  suspicion,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  fired from the job,  three word title,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  nudity

The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  marriage
Characters:lawyer
Story:nude girl,  nude,  tan line,  blockbuster,  birthday party,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  watching tv,  topless female nudity,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  nudity

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:divorce,  anger,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  hospital
Story:woman with glasses,  central park manhattan new york city,  job interview,  blockbuster,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  fired from the job,  woman,  single mother,  cooking,  manhattan new york city,  surprise ending,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel

Little Children (2006)
Drama, Romance

Little Children (2006)

Echoes of "Madame Bovary" in the American suburbs. Sarah's in a loveless marriage to an advertising executive, long days with her young daughter at the park and the pool, wanting more. Brad is an immature househusband, married to a flinty documentary filmmaker. Ronnie is just out of prison - two years for indecent exposure to a minor - living with his elderly mother, May; Larry is a retired cop, fixated on driving Ronnie away. Sarah and Brad connect, a respite of adult companionship at the pool. Ronnie and Larry have their demons. Brad should be studying for the bar; Larry misses his job; Ronnie's mom thinks he needs a girlfriend. Sarah longs to refuse to be trapped in an unhappy life. Where can these tangled paths lead? (Read More)

Themes:marriage,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy
Story:advertising executive,  woman with glasses,  advertising,  playground,  buttocks,  no panties,  supermarket,  suitcase,  scantily clad female,  watching tv,  topless female nudity,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  nudity

One Hour Photo (2002) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
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:anger,  voyeurism,  christmas,  marriage
Locations:office,  elevator,  bicycle,  restaurant
Story:cartoon on tv,  little boy,  buttocks,  no panties,  fired from the job,  birthday party,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  watching tv,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  nudity

Force Majeure (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Force Majeure (2014)

A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  divorce,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:boy
Story:crying boy,  little boy,  selfishness,  marital problem,  parent child relationship,  frustration,  ice cream,  watching tv,  urination,  topless female nudity,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare breasts

Jersey Girl (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jersey Girl (2004)

Ollie Trinkie is a publicist, who has a great girlfriend, Gertrude, whom he marries and they are expecting a baby but while he is looking forward to being a father, he doesn't lighten his workload. Gertrude gives birth but dies in the process. Ollie doesn't live up to his responsibilities as a father. Eventually the strain and pressure of losing his wife and being a father gets to him and he has breakdown, which leads to his termination. So with nothing much to do he tries to be good father to his daughter, Gertie. He also meets a young woman name Maya, who likes him but he is still not over his wife. (Read More)

Themes:unemployment,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:boy
Story:woman with glasses,  christmas party,  school play,  central park manhattan new york city,  single father,  fired from the job,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  nudity

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

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

Themes:justice,  guilt,  divorce,  anger,  christmas,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:boy,  doctor
Period:1970s
Story:selfishness,  therapist,  supermarket,  premarital sex,  suitcase,  trial,  woman,  cooking,  neighbor,  falling from height,  watching tv,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  blood

Adam (2009) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Adam (2009)

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam's ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating. (Read More)

Themes:guilt
Locations:office,  courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:little boy,  central park manhattan new york city,  testimony,  job interview,  playground,  fired from the job,  trial,  judge,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  watching tv,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

Collateral Beauty (2016)
Drama, Romance

Collateral Beauty (2016)

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty (Read More)

Themes:anger,  christmas
Locations:bicycle
Characters:boy
Story:advertising executive,  christmas tree,  letter read aloud,  central park manhattan new york city,  advertising,  hate,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  husband wife relationship

Tell No One (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Tell No One (2006)

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

Themes:guilt,  voyeurism,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  boy,  doctor
Story:nude girl,  tan line,  playground,  desperation,  injury,  suspicion,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  watching tv,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  nudity,  blood

Striptease (1996)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Striptease (1996)

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:hospital
Story:child custody,  cartoon on tv,  custody,  desperation,  single parent,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  judge,  woman,  single mother,  topless female nudity,  surprise ending,  based on novel,  bare breasts,  nudity

12 Angry Men (1957) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Crime, Drama

12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room. (Read More)

Themes:justice
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judicial system,  advertising executive,  legality,  judiciary,  judicial,  trial,  three word title,  new york city

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

The Sessions (2012)

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

Themes:guilt,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bicycle,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:boy
Story:tan line,  job interview,  therapist,  buttocks,  fired from the job,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  voyeur,  urination,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Dark Water (2002)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Water (2002)

After winning a custody battle for her daughter, Yoshimi tries to make a new start. The apartment she moves into seems perfect at first. Soon though, strange things begin happening. Huge water stains appear on the ceiling and drip constantly, more liquid oozing into the rooms every day. She calls the landlord in but he refuses to do anything about it. A child's red bag shows up in odd places and soon the child herself starts appearing. Yoshimi then discovers the origin of the ghost... (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  marriage
Locations:elevator
Characters:lawyer
Story:custody battle,  child custody,  family abandonment,  custody,  parent child relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Drama, Thriller

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

Themes:guilt,  voyeurism,  marriage
Locations:office,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:central park manhattan new york city,  marital problem,  blockbuster,  woman,  cooking,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  watching tv,  topless female nudity,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  bare breasts,  blood,  nudity

Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

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

Themes:unemployment,  divorce,  anger,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Story:woman with glasses,  central park manhattan new york city,  therapist,  couple,  trust,  woman,  manhattan new york city,  watching tv,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

The Hours (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Hours (2002)

In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a party for her husband, but she can't stop reading the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway'. Clarissa Vaughn, a modern woman living in present times is throwing a party for her friend Richard, a famous author dying of AIDS. These two stories are simultaneously linked to the work and life of Virginia Woolf, who's writing the novel mentioned before. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:elevator
Characters:doctor
Story:family abandonment,  woman with glasses,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  birthday party,  woman,  single mother,  cooking,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel

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

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

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

Themes:guilt,  anger,  christmas
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:office party,  christmas party,  christmas tree,  little boy,  job interview,  supermarket,  woman,  halloween,  watching tv,  urination,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  blood

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:divorce,  anger,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:office,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:christmas party,  christmas tree,  feet on desk,  high rise,  buttocks,  rage,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  woman,  cleavage,  manhattan new york city,  voyeur,  watching tv,  urination,  surprise ending,  new york city,  based on novel,  blood

Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

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

Themes:divorce,  anger,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:divorcee,  desperation,  therapist,  couple,  suitcase,  cooking,  watching tv,  urination,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

The Reader (2008)
Drama, Romance

The Reader (2008)

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

Themes:justice,  guilt,  divorce,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Period:1970s
Story:legality,  suitcase,  scantily clad female,  trial,  judge,  woman,  cleavage,  voyeur,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel

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