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Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable - by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man's body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe's former host and Bill's beautiful daughter Susan have already met. Joe begins to develop certain interest in life on earth as well as in Susan, who has no clue who she's flirting with. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  dance
Mood:affection
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  business takeover,  business tycoon,  birthday party,  swimming pool,  death personified,  corporate mogul,  media mogul,  indoor pool,  machiavellianism,  coronary,  board of directors,  internal revenue service,  pedestrian,  deliberate cruelty,  fear of death,  son in law,  peanut butter,  board meeting,  dying woman,  jamaican,  firework,  fiance,  power struggle,  resignation,  comeuppance,  body swap,  grim reaper,  traffic accident,  toast,  imperative in title,  loss of job,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  coffee shop,  looking at self in mirror,  engagement,  fish out of water,  cake,  heart attack,  fireworks,  manipulation,  business,  race against time,  vacation,  fired from the job,  widower,  old woman,  mansion,  old man,  swimming,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  remake,  car accident,  helicopter,  based on play,  surprise ending,  three word title,  new york city,  party,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  sex

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:swimming pool,  manipulation,  business,  race against time,  fired from the job,  widower,  mansion,  manhattan new york city,  car accident,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  bare chested male,  death

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Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:fiance,  fiance fiancee relationship,  heart attack,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  new york city,  party,  death,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  swimming pool,  cake,  business,  fired from the job,  old woman,  old man,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  car accident,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  death

Wall Street (1987) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Crime, Drama

Wall Street (1987)

On the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox is a stockbroker full of ambition, doing whatever he can to make his way to the top. Admiring the power of the unsparing corporate raider Gordon Gekko, Fox entices Gekko into mentoring him by providing insider trading. As Fox becomes embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes, his decisions eventually threaten the livelihood of his scrupulous father. Faced with this dilemma, Fox questions his loyalties. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:business tycoon,  swimming pool,  loss of job,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  heart attack,  manipulation,  business,  fired from the job,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  surprise ending,  new york city,  bare chested male,  sex

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13 Going On 30 (2004)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

13 Going On 30 (2004)

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some wishing dust, Jenna's prayer has been answered. With a knockout body, a dream apartment, a fabulous wardrobe, an athlete boyfriend, a dream job, and superstar friends, this can't be a better life. Unfortunately, Jenna realizes that this is not what she wanted. The only one that she needs is her childhood best friend, Matt, a boy that she thought destroyed her party. But when she finds him, he's a grown up, and not the same person that she knew. This is why 13 Going On 30 (2004) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:birthday party,  birthday,  fiance fiancee relationship,  body swap,  fish out of water,  manhattan new york city,  party,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male

Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  dying woman,  looking at self in mirror,  engagement,  cake,  manipulation,  race against time,  mansion,  surprise ending,  party,  death,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  sex

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Comedy, Drama

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

After a period of vacation in Hawaii, Joanna "Joey" Drayton returns to her parents' home in San Francisco bringing her fiance, the high-qualified Dr. John Prentice, to introduce him to her mother Christina Drayton that owns an art gallery and her father Matt Drayton that is the publisher editor of the newspaper The Guardian. Joey was raised with a liberal education and intends to get married with Dr. John Prentice that is a black widower and needs to fly on that night to Geneva to work with the World Health Organization. Joey invites John's parents Mr. Prentice and Mrs. Prentice to have dinner with her family and the couple flies from Los Angeles to San Francisco without knowing that Joey is white. Christina invites also the liberal Monsignor Ryan, who is friend of her family. Along the day and night, the families discuss the problems of their son and daughter. (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:fiance,  fiance fiancee relationship,  engagement,  vacation,  fired from the job,  widower,  car accident,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  fireworks,  race against time,  widower,  mansion,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  car accident,  surprise ending,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.

Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  birthday party,  swimming pool,  traffic accident,  loss of job,  cake,  fireworks,  vacation,  car accident,  party,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

54 (1998)
Drama, Music

54 (1998)

An anthology film retelling the story of the famous Studio 54, a hot disco hangout for the social elite of New York. The movie follows several characters at once, some of whom are in desperate straits and on the verge of crashing. This is why 54 (1998) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:internal revenue service,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  fired from the job,  old woman,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  party,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  death

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Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Themes:wealth
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:heart attack,  fired from the job,  old woman,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  three word title,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  death

Swimming Pool (2003) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:swimming pool,  vacation,  mansion,  swimming,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  death

Little Fockers (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Little Fockers (2010)

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam, and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan--including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)--descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:birthday party,  heart attack,  birthday,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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Daylight (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Daylight (1996)

Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  jamaican,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  race against time,  manhattan new york city,  car accident,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death

Heartbreakers (2001)
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Heartbreakers (2001)

Max and Page are a mother and daughter con team. Max seduces wealthy men into marrying her, then Page seduces them into infidelity so Max can rake them over the divorce court coals. And then it's on to the next victim. This is why Heartbreakers (2001) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Story:swimming pool,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  heart attack,  manipulation,  mansion,  car accident,  surprise ending,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  death

Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
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)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:swimming pool,  coffee shop,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  car accident,  helicopter,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  sex

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Fucking Amal (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  party,  father daughter relationship,  sex

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  birthday party,  cake,  fireworks,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  party,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  death,  sex

Killers (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Killers (2010)

Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances ... and just plain survive. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  swimming pool,  mansion,  birthday,  car accident,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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In Good Company (2004) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
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. This is why In Good Company (2004) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  business,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  car accident,  surprise ending,  three word title,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

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)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  swimming pool,  heart attack,  swimming,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  car accident,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  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.

Story:swimming pool,  cake,  widower,  birthday,  car accident,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  sex

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Two For The Money (2005)
Drama, Sport, Thriller

Two For The Money (2005)

Brandon Lang loves football: an injury keeps him from the pros, but his quarterback's anticipation makes him a brilliant predictor of games' outcomes. Needing money, he leaves Vegas for Manhattan to work for Walter Abrams advising gamblers. Walter has a doting wife, a young daughter, and a thriving business, but he has problems: a bum heart, a belief he's a master manipulator, and addictions barely kept in check. He remakes Brandon, and a father-son relationship grows. Then, things go awry. Walter may be running a con. The odds against Brandon mount. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  business,  loss of job,  fired from the job,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

A Little Princess (1995) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  resignation,  loss of job,  old man,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  three word title,  new york city,  father daughter relationship

Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy, Fantasy

Liar Liar (1997)

Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! This is why Liar Liar (1997) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Mood:affection
Story:birthday,  cake,  birthday party,  engagement,  party

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The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  birthday party,  engagement,  fireworks,  remake,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male

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)

Mood:affection
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  swimming pool,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  swimming,  manhattan new york city,  car accident,  new york city,  party,  husband wife relationship,  death,  sex

Forces Of Nature (1999) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Comedy, Romance

Forces Of Nature (1999)

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching hurricane, so he is forced to hitch a ride in a Geo Metro with an attractive but eccentric woman named Sarah. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  swimming pool,  heart attack,  race against time,  mansion,  new york city,  party

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The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Romance

The Holiday (2006)

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. (Read More)

Story:swimming pool,  fish out of water,  vacation,  widower,  mansion,  old man,  swimming,  sister sister relationship,  father daughter relationship

Remember Me (2010)
Drama, Romance

Remember Me (2010)

A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler, a rebellious young man, meets Ally through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart. This is why Remember Me (2010) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  board meeting,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  coffee shop,  widower,  surprise ending,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015)
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)

Locations:hospital
Story:swimming pool,  loss of job,  vacation,  widower,  old man,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  death

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

The family of "Big Daddy" Pollitt convenes at his and Big Momma's vast 28,000 acre East Mississippi plantation for his sixty-fifth birthday, although it may as well be for his funeral on the belief that he is dying. Despite his latest medical report being clean, in reality he truly does have terminal colon cancer, something the doctor only tells Big Daddy's two sons, Gooper Pollitt, a lawyer, and Brick Pollitt, who recently left his job as a sportscaster. Brooding Brick and his wife Maggie Pollitt, who have driven up from New Orleans for the occasion, are going through a long rough patch in their marriage. Brick wanted to split, but Maggie convinced him to stay married on the condition that she not pressure him for sex. In their troubles, Brick has turned to the bottle, leading to a drunken incident which has left Brick currently on crutches. Maggie believes Gooper and his wife Mae Pollitt are trying to orchestrate Brick out of Big Daddy's will. Brick and Maggie's saving grace is Big Daddy has greater affinity for them than Gooper and Mae. Maggie is beautiful and Brick was a star athlete, specifically in football and track. As Gooper and Mae have a sixth child on the way, Maggie also believes they could combat anything Gooper and Mae could do by having a child of their own. In his current state, Brick has contempt for everyone and everything around him, which includes Big Daddy's money. All Brick and Maggie's problems seem to center on their respective relationships with Brick's high school friend and football partner, Skipper, and events in their lives just prior to Skipper's death. What happens not only with Brick and Maggie but the entire Pollitt family may depend on if Brick can reconcile himself with his life, much of which is currently in Big Daddy's house, including Maggie. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  cake,  mansion,  birthday,  based on play,  party,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  death

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Themes:wealth
Locations:hospital
Story:swimming pool,  heart attack,  car accident,  three word title,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  sex,  death

The Tailor Of Panama (2001)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Tailor Of Panama (2001)

John LeCarre's spy thriller is brought to the big screen. A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a criminal past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the canal administrator, and a huge debt. The spy's mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Panama Canal, but he's really in business for himself, blackmailing the tailor into spinning a fantastic tale about the canal being sold to China and former mercenaries ready to topple the current government. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  fireworks,  business,  swimming,  birthday,  helicopter,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death

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La Grande Bellezza (2013)
Drama

La Grande Bellezza (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. This is why La Grande Bellezza (2013) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Story:birthday party,  birthday,  swimming pool,  old woman,  swimming,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  sex

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company. When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes. They choose idealistic Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room. Norville is whacky enough to drive any company to ruin, but soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:board of directors,  board meeting,  coffee shop,  business,  fired from the job,  manhattan new york city,  three word title,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:doctor
Story:fear of death,  firework,  engagement,  fireworks,  widower,  swimming,  father daughter relationship,  death

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Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:vacation,  swimming pool,  business,  swimming,  manhattan new york city,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  death,  sex

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:wealth
Story:birthday party,  swimming pool,  looking at self in mirror,  business,  old man,  swimming,  manhattan new york city,  three word title,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

Six Days Seven Nights (1998) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. This is why Six Days Seven Nights (1998) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  vacation,  fiance,  engagement,  business,  remake,  helicopter,  new york city

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Relatos Salvajes (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Relatos Salvajes (2014)

The film is divided into six segments. (1) "Pasternak": While being on a plane, a model and a music critic realise they have a common acquaintance called Pasternak. Soon they discover that every passenger and crew member on board know Pasternak. Is this coincidence? (2) "The Rats": A waitress recognizes her client - it's the loan shark who caused a tragedy in her family. The cook suggests mixing rat poison with his food, but the waitress refuses. The stubborn cook, however, decides to proceed with her plan. (3) "The Strongest": Two drivers on a lone highway have an argument with tragic consequences. (4) "Little Bomb": A demolition engineer has his car towed by a truck for parking in a wrong place and he has an argument with the employee of the towing company. This event destroys his private and professional life, and he plots revenge against the corrupt towing company and the city hall. (5) "The Proposal": A reckless son of a wealthy family has an overnight hit-and-run accident, in which a pregnant woman gets killed. He wakes his parents up and his father calls the lawyer. The parents propose to pay the groundkeeper to take the blame for the boy. Soon the father discovers that he is a victim of extortion of his lawyer and the public prosecutor in charge of the investigation. What will be his decision? (6) "Until Death Do Us Apart": During the wedding party, the bride discovers that her newlywed husband has been cheating on her with one of the guests, and she decides to pay him back. (Read More)

Story:birthday party,  loss of job,  cake,  fired from the job,  old man,  birthday,  car accident,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  death

Sabrina (1995)
Comedy, Drama

Sabrina (1995)

While she was growing up, Sabrina Fairchild spent more time perched in a tree watching the Larrabee family than she ever did on solid ground. As the chauffeur's daughter on their lavish Long Island estate, Sabrina was invisible behind the branches, but she knew them all below... There is Maude Larrabee, the modern matriarch of the Larrabee Corporation; Linus Larrabee, the serious older son who expanded a successful family business into the world's largest communications company; and David, the handsome, fun-loving Larrabee, who was the center of Sabrina's world until she was shipped off to Paris. After two years on the staff of Vogue magazine, Sabrina has returned to the Larrabee estate but now she has blossomed into a beautiful and sophisticated woman. And she's standing in the way of a billion dollar deal. (Read More)

Mood:affection
Story:business,  fiance fiancee relationship,  business tycoon,  widower,  remake,  helicopter,  based on play,  new york city,  party,  character name in title

Reign Over Me (2007)
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)

Locations:hospital
Story:world trade center manhattan new york city,  widower,  old woman,  old man,  manhattan new york city,  three word title,  new york city,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  death

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Vanilla Sky (2001) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm's board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his "friends with benefits" relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David's party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn't sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to be all real. The mysterious man in the restaurant may be able to shed some light on David's confusion. (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:birthday party,  board meeting,  manhattan new york city,  remake,  car accident,  party,  bare chested male,  death,  sex

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. This is why Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:swimming pool,  vacation,  swimming,  birthday,  car accident,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:swimming pool,  imperative in title,  engagement,  race against time,  mansion,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  party,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male

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Enter The Void (2009)
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)

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:fear of death,  imperative in title,  looking at self in mirror,  fired from the job,  swimming,  car accident,  three word title,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  sex

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) is one of the best movies like Meet Joe Black (1998)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

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

Themes:wealth,  dance
Characters:doctor
Story:fiance fiancee relationship,  coffee shop,  looking at self in mirror,  mansion,  manhattan new york city,  party,  three word title,  new york city,  sex,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:toast,  race against time,  widower,  car accident,  surprise ending,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  sex

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