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Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Comedy, Drama

Thank You For Smoking (2005)

The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice-President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins argument to defend the cigarette industry in the most difficult situations. His best friends are Polly Bailey that works in the Moderation Council in alcohol business, and Bobby Jay Bliss of the gun business own advisory group SAFETY. They frequently meet each other in a bar and they self-entitle the Mod Squad a.k.a. Merchants of Death, disputing which industry has killed more people. Nick's greatest enemy is Vermont's Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who defends in the Senate the use a skull and crossed bones in the cigarette packs. Nick's son Joey Naylor lives with his mother, and has the chance to know his father in a business trip. When the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays Nick disclosing confidences he had in bed with her, his life turns upside-down. But Nick is good in what he does for the mortgage. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  homelessness,  humiliation,  guilt,  cancer,  poverty,  divorce,  seduction,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  betrayal,  money,  marriage,  kidnapping,  love,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:storm,  japan,  elevator,  cemetery,  hotel,  school,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:chinese,  russian,  asian,  actress,  lawyer,  actor,  student,  nurse,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:tobacco,  reporter,  nicotine patch,  tobacco farm,  tobacco industry,  lobbyist,  oxygen tank,  second hand smoke,  smoke ring,  boss stealing idea,  business meeting,  business trip,  health,  lung cancer,  newspaper article,  baseball bat,  airplane stewardess,  alcohol,  college student,  political satire,  reference to matthew mcconaughey,  reference to general motors,  reference to attila the hun,  reference to colonel sanders,  reference to oliver north,  reference to nuremberg,  reference to captain hook,  reference to carole lombard,  gun control,  title written in movie,  kool cigarettes,  non profit organization,  reference to lauren bacall,  goldfish pond,  government hearing,  los angeles times,  marlboro man,  international trade,  film financing,  reference to jimmy stewart,  hollywood history,  skull and crossbones,  reference to genghis khan,  kent state,  tic tacs,  maple syrup,  c span,  hollywood agent,  reference to julia roberts,  u.s. capitol building,  panamanian,  conglomerate,  marlboro cigarettes,  men's club,  lincoln memorial,  msnbc,  nicotine,  cholesterol,  heart failure,  rhetoric,  jetlag,  breathalyzer,  reference to bette davis,  reference to cary grant,  reference to michael jordan,  emphysema,  reference to fidel castro,  free market,  congressional hearing,  diorama,  booing,  private club,  reference to humphrey bogart,  charcoal,  logger,  parkinson's disease,  reference to charles manson,  racquetball,  cnn,  sandals,  theatrical agent,  dieting,  stained glass window,  national guard,  animated title sequence,  reference to brad pitt,  reference to oprah winfrey,  fictional tv show,  libertarian,  taxes,  u.s. government,  reference to winston churchill,  u.s. congress,  orange juice,  chimney,  oxygen,  self pity,  red cross,  vermont,  scientific research,  vietnam war veteran,  mortgage,  liberty,  documentary footage,  baldness,  u.s. senator,  korean war,  reference to john wayne,  peep hole,  vending machine,  magnifying glass,  private jet,  marketing,  environmentalist,  hobo,  north carolina,  sex in kitchen,  ferris wheel,  cheese,  kimono,  illiteracy,  pie,  paparazzi,  coca cola,  plane crash,  billboard,  whale,  tractor,  testimony,  paralysis,  pope,  chocolate,  spitting,  film industry,  fireman,  wilhelm scream,  smoke,  capitalism,  trophy,  ranch,  briefcase,  death threat,  corporation,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  pollution,  time lapse photography,  amusement park,  arab,  advertising,  newsreel footage,  bribe,  animated sequence,  spanish,  remote control,  morality,  boss,  burial,  audience,  hollywood california,  ice cream,  tape recorder,  law,  tv news,  applause,  washington d.c.,  freeze frame,  heart attack,  pizza,  class,  manager,  split screen,  american flag,  bodyguard,  drug addiction,  business,  farmer,  reading,  product placement,  umbrella,  poison,  cowboy,  fired from the job,  liar,  fbi,  attempted murder,  businessman,  microphone,  pilot,  limousine,  pain,  coffee,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  van,  coffin,  baseball,  politician,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  drug use,  f word,  science,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  psychopath,  rifle,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  car accident,  black comedy,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  world war two,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  sex,  murder,  interview,  gun

The Insider (1999)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Insider (1999)

Balls-out "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court. Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS, so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. "60 Minutes" and CBS News bosses cave, Wigand is hung out to dry, Bergman is compromised, and the CEOs of Big Tobacco may get away with perjury. Will the truth come out? (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  money,  marriage
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  teacher
Story:tobacco industry,  tobacco,  lung cancer,  kool cigarettes,  c span,  nicotine,  congressional hearing,  u.s. congress,  scientific research,  capitalism,  death threat,  corporation,  pollution,  newsreel footage,  law,  tv news,  washington d.c.,  manager,  american flag,  bodyguard,  drug addiction,  business,  fired from the job,  liar,  fbi,  businessman,  pilot,  drug use,  reporter,  science,  classroom,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  computer,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  interview,  death,  gun

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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:guilt,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  marriage,  love
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  nurse,  teacher,  boy,  doctor
Story:oxygen tank,  newspaper article,  heart failure,  law,  heart attack,  class,  drug addiction,  umbrella,  attempted murder,  microphone,  pain,  drug use,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  car accident,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  gun,  death

I'm Not There. (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

I'm Not There. (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  marriage,  drinking,  politics,  love
Mood:satire
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:actor,  nurse,  girl,  boy,  children
Story:airplane stewardess,  documentary footage,  hobo,  time lapse photography,  newsreel footage,  applause,  freeze frame,  american flag,  drug addiction,  umbrella,  cowboy,  microphone,  limousine,  coffin,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  drug use,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  food,  underwear,  rain,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  interview,  sex

The Air I Breathe (2007) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
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,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:fictional tv show,  briefcase,  remote control,  boss,  freeze frame,  class,  manager,  umbrella,  poison,  businessman,  classroom,  cafe,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  death,  gun,  sex,  interview,  murder

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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. This is why Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  divorce,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:school,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:law,  non profit organization,  testimony,  bribe,  remote control,  class,  american flag,  liar,  limousine,  eating,  classroom,  handcuffs,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  gun

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:storm,  cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:business trip,  mortgage,  sex in kitchen,  briefcase,  boss,  bodyguard,  business,  liar,  businessman,  coffee,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  newspaper,  cafe,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  car accident,  underwear,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  gun,  sex,  death

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Fifth Estate (2013)

The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:russian,  lawyer,  friend
Story:reference to fidel castro,  cnn,  taxes,  u.s. government,  animated sequence,  remote control,  morality,  tv news,  applause,  washington d.c.,  split screen,  fired from the job,  liar,  fbi,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  sex,  death

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Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  drunkenness,  drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  school,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  student,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:amusement park,  remote control,  tv news,  applause,  class,  fired from the job,  liar,  graveyard,  van,  newspaper,  drug use,  reporter,  classroom,  cafe,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  car accident,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death

Snowden (2016)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Snowden (2016)

SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

Themes:freedom,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  money
Locations:japan,  elevator,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Characters:chinese,  russian,  lawyer,  teacher
Story:u.s. government,  u.s. congress,  newsreel footage,  animated sequence,  spanish,  law,  tv news,  applause,  washington d.c.,  pizza,  class,  american flag,  umbrella,  fbi,  microphone,  van,  politician,  newspaper,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  interview,  sex,  murder

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

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:humiliation,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  teacher,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:college student,  spitting,  time lapse photography,  remote control,  ice cream,  freeze frame,  split screen,  umbrella,  wine,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rain,  pregnancy,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex

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Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

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

Themes:freedom,  homelessness,  guilt,  divorce,  funeral,  drinking,  politics,  marriage,  love,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  school,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:student,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:grandfather granddaughter relationship,  morality,  burial,  law,  heart attack,  class,  reading,  liar,  pain,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  drug use,  classroom,  cafe,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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

Themes:guilt,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship,  love
Mood:satire
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  teacher,  friend
Story:newspaper article,  orange juice,  mortgage,  briefcase,  bribe,  applause,  freeze frame,  heart attack,  manager,  american flag,  drug addiction,  business,  fired from the job,  fbi,  businessman,  microphone,  limousine,  eating,  newspaper,  drug use,  f word,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  car accident,  black comedy,  food,  underwear,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  interview,  gun

Fair Game (2010)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Fair Game (2010)

Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Themes:drinking,  politics,  marriage,  love
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  bar
Characters:doctor
Story:newspaper article,  reference to winston churchill,  u.s. congress,  magnifying glass,  death threat,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  remote control,  tv news,  washington d.c.,  american flag,  umbrella,  fired from the job,  liar,  fbi,  businessman,  coffee,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  eating,  newspaper,  reporter,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  interview,  death

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Woman In Gold (2015)
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:humiliation,  guilt,  funeral,  drinking,  money
Locations:elevator,  cemetery,  hotel
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  doctor,  friend
Story:newspaper article,  ferris wheel,  remote control,  burial,  tv news,  applause,  washington d.c.,  liar,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  los angeles california,  computer,  airplane,  pregnancy,  world war two,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death

High-rise (2015)
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 Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:elevator
Characters:actress,  girl,  boy,  doctor
Story:environmentalist,  briefcase,  tape recorder,  class,  coffee,  eating,  wine,  f word,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  underwear,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  gun,  sex,  murder

The Company You Keep (2012) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Drama, Thriller

The Company You Keep (2012)

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  guilt,  politics,  friendship,  love
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  friend
Story:vermont,  testimony,  law,  tv news,  american flag,  liar,  fbi,  coffee,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  lie,  computer,  car accident,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  interview,  murder,  death

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Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  cancer,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:girl
Story:reference to winston churchill,  briefcase,  applause,  freeze frame,  heart attack,  business,  umbrella,  businessman,  microphone,  limousine,  pain,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  drug use,  f word,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  psychopath,  rifle,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  gun

Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Inherent Vice (2014)

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. (Read More)

Themes:guilt,  seduction,  politics,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:satire
Locations:elevator,  hotel
Characters:chinese,  lawyer,  actor,  doctor
Story:baseball bat,  college student,  private club,  reference to charles manson,  baldness,  reference to john wayne,  magnifying glass,  briefcase,  corporation,  spanish,  hollywood california,  tv news,  pizza,  bodyguard,  liar,  fbi,  eating,  newspaper,  drug use,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  los angeles california,  black comedy,  food,  rain,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  gun,  murder,  death

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:humiliation,  divorce,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:actress,  friend
Story:tape recorder,  applause,  drug addiction,  microphone,  limousine,  pain,  coffee,  eating,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  interview,  gun,  death

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Taking Woodstock (2009) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Themes:freedom,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:actress,  actor
Story:baseball bat,  mortgage,  pollution,  tv news,  split screen,  farmer,  microphone,  limousine,  van,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  drug use,  undressing,  watching tv,  food,  underwear,  rain,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  gun

Hesher (2010)
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:homelessness,  poverty,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:school
Characters:teacher,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:car accident,  stained glass window,  remote control,  law,  pizza,  class,  liar,  pain,  van,  coffin,  eating,  drug use,  teenage boy,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  underwear,  rain,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder

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:humiliation,  divorce,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:japan,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:actress,  nurse,  boy,  friend,  doctor
Story:reference to julia roberts,  diorama,  paralysis,  umbrella,  liar,  businessman,  pain,  coffee,  drug use,  teenage boy,  cafe,  psychopath,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  underwear,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  murder,  sex,  interview,  death

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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:seduction,  drunkenness,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:baseball bat,  death threat,  corporation,  time lapse photography,  bodyguard,  business,  product placement,  umbrella,  fired from the job,  fbi,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  baseball,  handcuffs,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  black comedy,  rain,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  death,  murder

White Oleander (2002) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:school,  restaurant
Characters:russian,  actress,  lawyer,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:testimony,  amusement park,  class,  poison,  wine,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  drink,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  computer,  underwear,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  gun,  sex,  murder,  interview,  death

Blow (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Blow (2001)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price. This is why Blow (2001) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  cancer,  poverty,  divorce,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  marriage,  friendship,  love
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:actor,  student,  boy,  friend
Story:airplane stewardess,  panamanian,  spanish,  burial,  hollywood california,  tape recorder,  drug addiction,  business,  farmer,  fbi,  pilot,  graveyard,  van,  drug use,  drink,  los angeles california,  airplane,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  death,  murder

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Adoration (2013)
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:guilt,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Characters:actress,  actor,  boy,  friend
Story:burial,  audience,  graveyard,  eating,  wine,  teenage boy,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  computer,  food,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  death

Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)
Biography, Drama, History

Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator 'Joseph McCarthy (II)' (qv) of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter 'Edward R. Murrow' (qv) and his producer 'Fred W. Friendly' (qv) decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  divorce,  drinking,  politics,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:congressional hearing,  u.s. senator,  testimony,  advertising,  newsreel footage,  tv news,  applause,  washington d.c.,  fired from the job,  liar,  fbi,  microphone,  politician,  newspaper,  reporter,  cafe,  lie,  drink,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  interview,  death

The Soloist (2009) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Biography, Drama, Music

The Soloist (2009)

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  teacher,  friend
Story:los angeles times,  audience,  tape recorder,  american flag,  liar,  newspaper,  drug use,  reporter,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  los angeles california,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  underwear,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

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15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  friendship,  love
Mood:satire
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:russian,  lawyer,  boy
Story:fireman,  death threat,  tv news,  american flag,  product placement,  attempted murder,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  f word,  reporter,  handcuffs,  cafe,  psychopath,  drink,  watching tv,  underwear,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  interview,  death

Sleepers (1996)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes but all four of the guards who abused them. Michael had long mapped out a plan even before Tommy and John saw Nokes, but that sighting and its aftermath alters the plan. Beyond the precarious position Tommy and John place themselves into, Michael has the most to lose even if the plan succeeds. Most of the plan implementation is left to Shakes who has to enlist the machine of Hell's Kitchen, including mob boss King Benny, and their childhood friend, social worker Carol Martinez, who currently is John's girlfriend. Beyond co-opting aging lawyer Danny Snyder, who admits he may not be the best choice as an alcoholic who is no longer near the top of his game, the plan is threatened by a key piece, the need for an unreproachable figure to perjure him or herself, that person who Michael and Shakes hopes will be Father Bobby. Father Bobby, even if he knew of the abuse, may not be able to do his friends this enormous favor of an illegal nature, he who has to balance the morality of the situation in his own mind in deciding what to do. This is why Sleepers (1996) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  cancer,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  betrayal,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:coca cola,  testimony,  pope,  trophy,  morality,  boss,  class,  american flag,  liar,  coffin,  baseball,  eating,  newspaper,  drug use,  teenage boy,  reporter,  classroom,  cafe,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  murder,  death

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:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship,  love
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  student,  nurse,  girl,  boy,  friend
Story:oxygen tank,  vermont,  u.s. senator,  peep hole,  briefcase,  time lapse photography,  tv news,  washington d.c.,  health,  class,  business,  umbrella,  politician,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  drug use,  cafe,  undressing,  drink,  los angeles california,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  gun

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Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
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.

Themes:guilt,  funeral,  drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  nurse,  girl,  boy,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:red cross,  freeze frame,  product placement,  pilot,  graveyard,  handcuffs,  rifle,  drink,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  car accident,  black comedy,  rain,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  sex

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:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:school,  bar,  hospital
Characters:girl,  teacher,  friend
Story:class,  reading,  fired from the job,  baseball,  teenage boy,  f word,  alcohol,  science,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  computer,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  sex

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)
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:humiliation,  cancer,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  school,  hospital
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:baldness,  animated sequence,  ice cream,  class,  limousine,  eating,  drug use,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  food,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  interview,  death

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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. This is why The Tailor Of Panama (2001) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  money,  marriage,  love
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant
Characters:children
Story:political satire,  men's club,  mortgage,  documentary footage,  business,  umbrella,  liar,  graveyard,  newspaper,  cafe,  lie,  computer,  airplane,  underwear,  rain,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  death

Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Body Of Lies (2008)

Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  nurse,  girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:cnn,  private jet,  arab,  tv news,  american flag,  product placement,  pain,  cigar smoking,  van,  eating,  wine,  newspaper,  f word,  cafe,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  gun,  death

Deception (2008)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  betrayal,  money,  love
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:fireman,  trophy,  briefcase,  liar,  businessman,  eating,  drug use,  f word,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  underwear,  rain,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  sex,  murder,  death

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Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  money,  marriage,  love,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:actress,  nurse,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:ranch,  coca cola,  burial,  ice cream,  applause,  american flag,  business,  reading,  cowboy,  businessman,  microphone,  coffee,  cigar smoking,  graveyard,  coffin,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  cafe,  rifle,  drink,  airplane,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  world war two,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  death

Rendition (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  marriage,  kidnapping,  friendship,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:lawyer,  student,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:business trip,  u.s. senator,  remote control,  tv news,  washington d.c.,  american flag,  microphone,  limousine,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  underwear,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  gun,  death

The Judge (2014) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
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. This is why The Judge (2014) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  guilt,  cancer,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  love
Locations:cemetery,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  doctor
Story:vending machine,  tractor,  testimony,  trophy,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  remote control,  burial,  law,  heart attack,  american flag,  umbrella,  liar,  pain,  coffee,  van,  coffin,  eating,  newspaper,  f word,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  airplane,  car accident,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder

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Detroit Rock City (1999)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  school,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:student,  teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:reference to general motors,  pizza,  class,  split screen,  liar,  microphone,  van,  wine,  teenage boy,  drug use,  classroom,  handcuffs,  cafe,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  underwear,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex

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:funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  love,  friendship
Locations:cemetery,  school,  restaurant
Characters:student,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:reference to winston churchill,  audience,  tape recorder,  reading,  microphone,  graveyard,  eating,  teenage boy,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  food,  underwear,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  sex

Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  guilt,  drunkenness,  drinking,  betrayal,  money,  marriage,  love
Locations:cemetery,  school,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:chinese,  nurse,  girl,  children,  boy,  doctor
Story:ice cream,  tv news,  business,  microphone,  pain,  coffin,  eating,  wine,  drug use,  cafe,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  underwear,  rain,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  murder

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Munich (2005) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  humiliation,  cancer,  funeral,  drunkenness,  drinking,  politics,  betrayal,  money,  marriage,  kidnapping,  love
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:girl,  boy,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:capitalism,  arab,  remote control,  tape recorder,  law,  tv news,  bodyguard,  umbrella,  businessman,  microphone,  eating,  wine,  drug use,  cafe,  reference to god,  rifle,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  airplane,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  world war two,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  sex,  gun,  murder

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. This is why Harsh Times (2005) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer,  friend
Story:spanish,  law,  reading,  liar,  fbi,  eating,  drug use,  psychopath,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  computer,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  murder,  death,  gun

Gods And Monsters (1998)
Biography, Drama

Gods And Monsters (1998)

The story of 'James Whale (I)' (qv), the Director of _Frankenstein (1931)_ (qv) and _Bride of Frankenstein (1935)_ (qv), in the time period following the Korean War. Whale was homosexual, and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine.

Themes:drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:actress,  actor,  student,  girl,  boy,  doctor,  friend
Story:whale,  college student,  korean war,  hollywood california,  cigar smoking,  wine,  newspaper,  teenage boy,  rifle,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  underwear,  rain,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  sex,  death

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Les Invasions Barbares (2003)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Les Invasions Barbares (2003)

In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to made peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  politics,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:chinese,  student,  nurse,  teacher,  children,  doctor,  friend
Story:vermont,  arab,  bribe,  animated sequence,  spanish,  health,  class,  manager,  american flag,  drug addiction,  cowboy,  businessman,  pain,  wine,  drug use,  classroom,  cafe,  reference to god,  watching tv,  computer,  airplane,  food,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  sex

The Basketball Diaries (1995) is one of the best movies like Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:school,  hotel,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:student,  teacher,  friend
Story:drug addiction,  baldness,  peep hole,  audience,  ice cream,  tv news,  applause,  class,  coffin,  eating,  drug use,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  rifle,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  food,  underwear,  rain,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  based on novel,  murder,  gun,  sex,  death

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

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

Themes:humiliation,  guilt,  money,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship,  love
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:baseball bat,  newsreel footage,  animated sequence,  remote control,  tape recorder,  tv news,  split screen,  bodyguard,  umbrella,  pain,  eating,  newspaper,  cafe,  undressing,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death

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