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Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Drama

Manchester By The Sea (2016)

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  grief,  depression,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:boat,  snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  christian,  friend,  doctor,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:guardian,  nephew,  handyman,  uncle nephew relationship,  janitor,  fishing boat,  crying woman,  girl in bra and panties,  beer drinking,  bra and panties,  alcoholic mother,  massachusetts,  loss of children,  boston massachusetts,  loss of brother,  fishing pole,  loss of father,  girl in bra,  fishing,  shovelling snow,  crying teenage boy,  destroyed by fire,  man crying,  house fire,  crying man,  bar fight,  black panties,  destroyed home,  frozen chicken,  leaking water,  teenage band,  facial wound,  engine trouble,  clogged toilet,  custodian,  awkward silence,  actor shares last name with character,  heart failure,  guilt ridden,  teen sex,  teen sexuality,  plumbing,  reference to star trek,  cold the temperature,  girl in underwear,  looking for a job,  heart condition,  mother son reunion,  boating,  man undressing,  burning house,  female editor,  panic attack,  baby boy,  teenage girl in underwear,  dumpster,  bereavement,  teenage sexuality,  awkwardness,  16 year old,  last will and testament,  dead children,  hit in the face,  location in title,  uncle,  refrigerator,  ice hockey,  death of daughter,  attempted suicide,  boxer shorts,  bloody nose,  haunted by the past,  accidental death,  male underwear,  burial,  loss,  morgue,  coach,  teenage sex,  death of son,  death of brother,  high school student,  city name in title,  flash forward,  pain,  graveyard,  nonlinear timeline,  suicide attempt,  eating,  woman,  ambulance,  bra,  f word,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  high school,  pregnancy,  crying,  teenage boy,  fire,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  fight,  blood

Ladder 49 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  friend
Story:loss of brother,  loss of father,  burial,  death of brother,  flash forward,  graveyard,  nonlinear timeline,  death of father,  drink,  pregnancy,  fire,  teenage girl,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback,  blood,  fight

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De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:depression,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow,  hospital
Story:crying woman,  bra and panties,  man crying,  black panties,  looking for a job,  man undressing,  boxer shorts,  bloody nose,  male underwear,  flash forward,  pain,  eating,  f word,  drink,  food,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  fight

The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  funeral,  friendship
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:house fire,  black panties,  custodian,  massachusetts,  death of daughter,  haunted by the past,  janitor,  burial,  death of son,  death of brother,  graveyard,  nonlinear timeline,  death of father,  crying,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  death

Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:friend
Story:black panties,  burial,  flash forward,  graveyard,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  fight

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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. This is why Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:boston massachusetts,  loss of father,  teen sexuality,  teenage girl in underwear,  teenage sexuality,  suicide attempt,  eating,  f word,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

Paranoid Park (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paranoid Park (2007)

The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience. (Read More)

Themes:memory
Locations:boat
Characters:teenager
Story:dumpster,  uncle,  boxer shorts,  accidental death,  teenage sex,  high school student,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  bra,  high school,  teenage boy,  fire,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  flashback

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  guardian,  bloody nose,  flash forward,  graveyard,  eating,  ambulance,  beer,  drink,  food,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  blood,  death

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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Themes:grief,  memory,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Story:crying teenage boy,  panic attack,  awkwardness,  high school student,  flash forward,  eating,  ambulance,  reference to jesus christ,  death of father,  drink,  food,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  fight,  flashback

Mommy (2014)
Drama

Mommy (2014)

Forty-six year old Diane Despres - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living. That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Despres, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy. She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him which means only being able to do home based work. Despite they always yelling expletives at each other and Steve sometimes demonstrating those violent tendencies toward her, Die and Steve truly do love each other, his emotions which are sometimes manifested as an Oedipus complex especially as he seems to need her complete attention most specifically when it is being directed at possible male suitors. Their lives, both individually and as a family, are affected with the entrance of two of their neighbors. The first is Paul, a lawyer, who does have that sexual interest in Die as he tries to help Steve through his legal problems. The second and more important is Kyla, who lives across the street with her husband Patrick and their adolescent daughter, they who are in transit in their life to wherever Patrick's job will take them. Kyla is a high school teacher on sabbatical as she deals with her own emotional issues, which are manifested in stuttering whenever she feels incapable of dealing with her life. Kyla may find that she needs the Despres as much as they need her. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend,  teenager
Period:2010s
Story:crying woman,  loss of father,  looking for a job,  awkwardness,  hit in the face,  refrigerator,  attempted suicide,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  pain,  suicide attempt,  eating,  ambulance,  f word,  death of father,  drink,  food,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  fire,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  blood

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli. This is why The Water Diviner (2014) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:boat
Characters:friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  crying woman,  loss of brother,  crying man,  burial,  death of son,  death of brother,  flash forward,  graveyard,  woman,  dead body,  drink,  food,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  death

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21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

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

Themes:grief,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:christian,  doctor
Story:heart failure,  death of daughter,  loss,  flash forward,  pain,  nonlinear timeline,  suicide attempt,  ambulance,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  teenage boy,  panties,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback,  blood

Woman In Gold (2015) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:memory,  funeral,  drinking
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:crying woman,  crying man,  baby boy,  last will and testament,  burial,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  f word,  death of father,  drink,  pregnancy,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  death

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:crying man,  teenage sex,  flash forward,  bra,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

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August: Osage County (2013)
Drama

August: Osage County (2013)

Violet Weston ('Meryl Streep' (qv)) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including middle daughter Ivy, youngest daughter Karen (with her new fiance), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  funeral,  drinking
Characters:doctor
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  crying man,  last will and testament,  location in title,  pain,  woman,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  crying,  teenage girl,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death

Cake (2014)
Drama

Cake (2014)

The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy. This is why Cake (2014) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:grief,  depression,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:crying woman,  man undressing,  female editor,  death of son,  pain,  suicide attempt,  woman,  drink,  food,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male

Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  depression,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  death of daughter,  boxer shorts,  bloody nose,  pain,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  drink,  food,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  fire,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  blood,  flashback

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The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  nephew,  attempted suicide,  bloody nose,  death of brother,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  suicide attempt,  bra,  death of father,  drink,  pregnancy,  panties,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  flashback,  blood,  death

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:adoption,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:catholic,  friend
Story:crying woman,  male underwear,  flash forward,  pain,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  drink,  food,  crying,  panties,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  flashback,  blood

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:crying man,  flash forward,  suicide attempt,  eating,  ambulance,  f word,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  food,  fire,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  fight

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My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. This is why My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:catholic,  doctor
Story:bar fight,  flash forward,  suicide attempt,  eating,  ambulance,  reference to jesus christ,  death of father,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  teenage boy,  fire,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback,  fight

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

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

Themes:funeral,  memory,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  teenager
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  man crying,  crying man,  burial,  death of son,  flash forward,  pain,  fishing,  eating,  ambulance,  f word,  little girl,  dead body,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death

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:funeral,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:bar fight,  high school,  massachusetts,  attempted suicide,  flash forward,  eating,  woman,  dead body,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  fight,  blood,  flashback

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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Drama, Music, Romance

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage - but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  depression,  funeral
Locations:hospital
Characters:christian,  doctor
Story:man crying,  crying man,  death of daughter,  male underwear,  nonlinear timeline,  ambulance,  little girl,  pregnancy,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  flashback

Persepolis (2007) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
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:depression,  memory,  funeral,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  burial,  flash forward,  pain,  suicide attempt,  eating,  woman,  bra,  dead body,  beer,  drink,  food,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  death

Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness. This is why Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  cold the temperature,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

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Another Earth (2011)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Another Earth (2011)

SPOILER: Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and tells him he has won a free cleaning service of his home. Rhoda wins the writing contest, but meanwhile John and she have fallen in love with each other. Rhoda has to take a decision whether she goes or stays, but she wants to tell John the truth first. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  memory,  drinking
Locations:snow,  hospital
Story:boston massachusetts,  bloody nose,  janitor,  death of son,  flash forward,  suicide attempt,  eating,  bra,  dead body,  drink,  food,  high school,  crying,  teenage girl,  panties,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar
Period:2010s
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  crying man,  looking for a job,  bloody nose,  death of brother,  eating,  f word,  dead body,  death of father,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  flashback,  death,  blood

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Comedy, Drama

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015)

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

Themes:funeral,  friendship
Locations:snow,  hospital
Story:loss of father,  burning house,  attempted suicide,  male underwear,  nonlinear timeline,  suicide attempt,  ambulance,  little girl,  death of father,  fire,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  flashback

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The Messenger (2009)
Drama, Romance, War

The Messenger (2009)

While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin, he is unprepared for the reaction of Olivia Pitterson, whose husband was killed in Iraq. His initial encounter with Olivia leads to him wanting to get to know her better, which may not be in either her or his best interest. Despite being a recovering alcoholic, the more experienced Tony tries to guide Will as best he can under their collective circumstances. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Story:crying woman,  man crying,  death of daughter,  boxer shorts,  death of son,  fishing,  eating,  f word,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death

The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. This is why The Perfect Storm (2000) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:boat,  bar
Story:fishing boat,  boston massachusetts,  fishing,  loss,  woman,  drink,  mother son relationship,  death

Varsity Blues (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:christian,  doctor,  friend
Story:coach,  girl in bra,  black panties,  high school student,  pain,  bra,  beer,  drink,  high school,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

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Enter The Void (2009) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  doctor,  friend
Story:bra and panties,  morgue,  death of brother,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  f word,  little girl,  dead body,  death of father,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  fire,  panties,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  death

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:depression,  memory,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow
Characters:doctor
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  crying woman,  cold the temperature,  flash forward,  f word,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  drink,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  flashback

Odishon (1999)
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Odishon (1999)

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

Themes:grief,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:friend,  doctor
Story:loss,  flash forward,  pain,  fishing,  suicide attempt,  woman,  ambulance,  bra,  little girl,  beer,  drink,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  blood

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The Rover (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rover (2014)

Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naive young man along as his unwitting accomplice. This is why The Rover (2014) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:crying woman,  loss of brother,  man crying,  crying man,  boxer shorts,  male underwear,  burial,  death of brother,  teenage boy,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  bare chested male,  blood

Reign Over Me (2007) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

Alan Johnson has everything he needs to get through life: a good job, a beautiful and loving wife, and their wonderful children. Yet he feels isolated because he finds having a hard-working job and managing a family too much to handle and has no one to talk to about it. Charlie Fineman, on the other hand, doesn't have a job or a family. He used to have both until a terrible loss, and the grief caused him to quit his job and isolate himself from everyone around him. As it turns out, Alan and Charlie were roommates in college, and a chance encounter one night rekindles the friendship they shared. But when Charlie's problems become too much to deal with, Alan is determined to help Charlie come out of his emotional abyss. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  depression,  memory,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:friend
Story:death of daughter,  loss,  eating,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  crying,  teenage girl,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback

Madeo (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:memory,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:attempted suicide,  bloody nose,  flash forward,  pain,  graveyard,  eating,  bra,  dead body,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  fire,  panties,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  fight,  death

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  memory,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  friend,  doctor,  teenager
Story:shovelling snow,  high school,  cold the temperature,  16 year old,  teenage sex,  high school student,  flash forward,  pain,  suicide attempt,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  drink,  food,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  fight

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)
Comedy, Drama

C.r.a.z.y. (2005)

Born Christmas Day 1960, Zac Beaulieu is the fourth of five sons of Gervais and Laurianne Beaulieu. Zac feels somewhat disconnected to his brothers, all of whom are different from each other. They include the bookworm Christian who is the eldest, the dumb jock Antoine who is third, and the youngest Yvan. But Zac has the most contempt for his second eldest brother, the shiftless druggie Raymond. To his devout Catholic mother, Zac is her miracle son, both for being born the same day as Jesus Christ (a fact which Zac has always hated), and because a Tupperware-selling mystic once told her that he has the power to heal. Laurianne has always coddled Zac, the two who have a special if unspoken bond. But Zac wants more to please his father, who wants more than anything in his sons that they grow up to be man's men and not sissies. As Zac goes through his mid-teens to early twenties, Zac isn't sure if he can live up to the ideals of either his mother or especially his father. A young man with stress-induced asthma, Zac just wants to be what he considers normal, which includes getting rid of his asthma. But more importantly, he wants to get rid of the underlying thoughts that he has and which most going through puberty have, but that for him are becoming more prevalent as he grows older. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  christian,  doctor,  teenager
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  loss of brother,  death of son,  death of brother,  graveyard,  suicide attempt,  eating,  ambulance,  reference to jesus christ,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  death

High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. This is why High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:doctor
Story:crying woman,  hit in the face,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood

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Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend,  teenager
Story:black panties,  death of son,  fishing,  dead body,  beer,  drink,  crying,  panties,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  death

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)

Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot... (Read More)

Themes:memory,  funeral,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:friend
Story:last will and testament,  hit in the face,  male underwear,  burial,  pain,  graveyard,  suicide attempt,  f word,  dead body,  drink,  crying,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  death

Yi Dai Zong Shi (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War

Yi Dai Zong Shi (2013)

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow
Characters:doctor
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  facial wound,  hit in the face,  death of daughter,  flash forward,  eating,  f word,  little girl,  drink,  food,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  death,  fight,  flashback

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The Woman In Black (2012) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  grief,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:woman,  baby boy,  bereavement,  last will and testament,  death of daughter,  loss,  death of son,  flash forward,  graveyard,  eating,  little girl,  dead body,  drink,  food,  crying,  fire,  photograph,  death,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  blood

Choke (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Choke (2008)

Sex addict and colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives. This is why Choke (2008) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016). (Read More)

Themes:depression,  memory,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  doctor,  friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  girl in bra and panties,  flash forward,  eating,  bra,  reference to jesus christ,  beer,  food,  crying,  panties,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback

Shallow Hal (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Shallow Hal (2001)

Following the advice of his dying father, Hal dates only women who are physically beautiful. One day, however, he runs into self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him into recognizing only the inner beauty of women. Hal thereafter meets Rosemary, a largely obese woman whom only he can see as a vision of loveliness. But will their relationship survive when Hal's equally shallow friend undoes the hypnosis? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:boston massachusetts,  eating,  woman,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  food,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:loss of father,  high school student,  flash forward,  f word,  death of father,  beer,  high school,  pregnancy,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood,  fight

Love & Mercy (2014) is one of the best movies like Manchester By The Sea (2016)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

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

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:uncle nephew relationship,  man crying,  panic attack,  guardian,  awkwardness,  16 year old,  last will and testament,  boxer shorts,  death of brother,  flash forward,  nonlinear timeline,  eating,  woman,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  drink,  food,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Period:2010s
Story:boston massachusetts,  massachusetts,  death of brother,  ambulance,  f word,  beer,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  fight,  death

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