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The Apartment (1960)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Apartment (1960)

As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an insurance company, for close to four years, and is one of close to thirty-two thousand employees located in their Manhattan head office. To distinguish himself from all the other lowly cogs in the company in the hopes of moving up the corporate ladder, he often works late, but only because he can't get into his apartment, located off of Central Park West, since he has provided it to a handful of company executives - Mssrs. Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger - on a rotating basis for their extramarital liaisons in return for a good word to the personnel director, Jeff D. Sheldrake. When Baxter is called into Sheldrake's office for the first time, he learns that it isn't just to be promoted as he expects, but also to add married Sheldrake to the list to who he will lend his apartment. What Baxter is unaware of is that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik, an elevator girl in the building who Baxter himself fancies. In turn, Sheldrake has no idea of Baxter's own interest in Fran. And Fran, who is in love with Sheldrake, has no idea that she is only the latest in a long line of Sheldrake's mistresses, that Sheldrake has no intention of leaving his wife for her, and that the apartment belongs to Baxter, who she likes as a friend. As some of these facts come to light on Christmas Eve, one of the three makes a unilateral decision. That decision sets off a series of events over the course of the next week which makes each of the three examine what he/she really wants which in turn may be incompatible with the other two. They are helped along the way by Dobisch, Kirkeby, Vanderhoff and Eichelberger who are now feeling neglected as Baxter no longer needs their assistance in moving up, by Miss Olsen, Sheldrake's long serving secretary who was also once his mistress, and by Dr. Dreyfus, a physician and one of Baxter's many exasperated neighbors who believes Baxter is a playboy based on all the noise he hears in Baxter's apartment and the plethora of empty liquor bottles Baxter seems to be always discarding. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  loneliness,  divorce,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  christmas,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  office,  bar
Characters:secretary,  dancer,  boy,  singer,  doctor
Period:1950s
Story:insurance company,  razor blade,  bowler hat,  party hat,  overdose of sleeping pills,  sleeping pill,  business executive,  key under the mat,  office party,  office politics,  office building,  office romance,  elevator operator,  broken mirror,  looking at self in mirror,  taxi driver,  drinking straw,  merry christmas,  christmas day,  christmas party,  christmas present,  christmas eve,  christmas tree,  guggenheim museum manhattan new york city,  madison avenue manhattan new york city,  hanging up without saying goodbye,  reference to john barrymore,  telephone switchboard,  reference to reno nevada,  reference to dinah shore,  marilyn monroe impersonator,  switchboard operator,  reference to ed sullivan,  reference to robinson crusoe,  shoeshine man,  career opportunity,  new york cityscape,  cold the illness,  karachi pakistan,  smelling salts,  drunken santa,  reference to mae west,  nasal spray,  wage slave,  unlucky in love,  chicken soup,  reference to joan crawford,  jingle bells,  urban comedy,  bad reputation,  gin rummy,  auld lang syne,  rolodex,  appendix,  meatballs,  fruitcake,  stood up,  compact,  tv dinner,  greeting card,  reference to fidel castro,  reference to greta garbo,  feeding someone,  calculator,  drive in theater,  slip the undergarment,  year 1959,  happy new year,  record album,  telephone operator,  self respect,  thermometer,  cincinnati ohio,  cold the temperature,  man carrying a woman,  atlantic city new jersey,  tennis racket,  beatnik,  shot in the knee,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  jewish american,  opening narration,  reference to pablo picasso,  tryst,  dyslexia,  editing,  hundred dollar bill,  new year's eve party,  santa claus suit,  job promotion,  pittsburgh pennsylvania,  holiday season,  martini,  intercom,  phonograph,  packing,  cocktail,  reference to marilyn monroe,  writing a letter,  headache,  spaghetti,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  park bench,  running gag,  volkswagen,  chinese restaurant,  bathrobe,  razor,  knocking on a door,  quitting a job,  landlady,  old flame,  central park manhattan new york city,  bachelor,  jukebox,  narrated by character,  female stockinged feet,  moving,  accountant,  brushing teeth,  pajamas,  punch,  marital separation,  corporation,  black eye,  card playing,  attempted suicide,  cynicism,  camera shot of feet,  ambition,  new year's eve,  phone booth,  listening to music,  hat,  shaving,  eavesdropping,  record player,  flirting,  sleeping,  flower,  self sacrifice,  injection,  pianist,  business,  suitcase,  umbrella,  champagne,  fired from the job,  key,  break up,  coffee,  unrequited love,  suicide attempt,  eating,  candle,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  neighbor,  bathroom,  sunglasses,  tears,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  gun,  sex

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
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:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Mood:satire
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:secretary,  dancer,  boy,  singer
Period:1950s
Story:business executive,  elevator operator,  taxi driver,  christmas party,  wage slave,  year 1959,  beatnik,  opening narration,  martini,  corporation,  black eye,  new year's eve,  shaving,  eavesdropping,  business,  fired from the job,  suicide attempt,  manhattan new york city,  tears,  drink,  punched in the face,  face slap,  crying,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  kiss

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:elevator
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  slip the undergarment,  cold the temperature,  intercom,  park bench,  knocking on a door,  brushing teeth,  corporation,  listening to music,  shaving,  sleeping,  injection,  business,  suitcase,  coffee,  neighbor,  sunglasses,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  telephone call,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  gun

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.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Mood:satire
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:dancer,  boy,  doctor
Story:sleeping pill,  knocking on a door,  listening to music,  shaving,  record player,  sleeping,  injection,  champagne,  coffee,  eating,  candle,  extramarital affair,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  gun,  kiss

Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  loneliness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  christmas,  infidelity
Characters:secretary,  doctor
Story:sleeping pill,  cold the temperature,  packing,  knocking on a door,  suitcase,  champagne,  coffee,  unrequited love,  eating,  tears,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

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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. This is why Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  loneliness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:office,  bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:tryst,  card playing,  listening to music,  champagne,  eating,  neighbor,  sunglasses,  tears,  extramarital affair,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

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

Themes:drinking,  christmas
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:razor blade,  office party,  christmas party,  christmas present,  christmas tree,  jingle bells,  man carrying a woman,  knocking on a door,  pajamas,  listening to music,  umbrella,  eating,  sunglasses,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

Bitter Moon (1992)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Bitter Moon (1992)

British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's bar. Later he meets her crippled American husband Oscar, who tells him their story. While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of this relationship in various stages over a number of visits to Oscar's cabin. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:party hat,  new year's eve party,  razor,  brushing teeth,  black eye,  card playing,  cynicism,  shaving,  injection,  umbrella,  champagne,  break up,  eating,  candle,  tears,  extramarital affair,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  gun,  kiss

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Deception (2008) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
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:loneliness,  deception,  drinking,  money
Locations:office,  elevator,  bar
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:tennis racket,  chinese restaurant,  moving,  accountant,  eating,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  mirror,  food,  rain,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  gun,  sex

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:office,  elevator
Characters:boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:christmas eve,  christmas tree,  auld lang syne,  spaghetti,  central park manhattan new york city,  corporation,  coffee,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

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. This is why Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:office,  apartment,  elevator,  bar
Characters:doctor
Story:taxi driver,  new york cityscape,  reference to pablo picasso,  narrated by character,  corporation,  eavesdropping,  business,  umbrella,  champagne,  fired from the job,  manhattan new york city,  sunglasses,  taxi,  watching tv,  rain,  new york city,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss

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The Painted Veil (2006)
Drama, Romance

The Painted Veil (2006)

This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late? (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:tryst,  martini,  writing a letter,  card playing,  record player,  pianist,  suitcase,  umbrella,  unrequited love,  eating,  piano,  neighbor,  tears,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  kiss

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
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
Locations:apartment,  elevator
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:office building,  elevator operator,  looking at self in mirror,  packing,  volkswagen,  chinese restaurant,  phone booth,  record player,  business,  suitcase,  umbrella,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  sunglasses,  tears,  taxi,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  gun

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)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:bar
Characters:boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:brother in law sister in law relationship,  central park manhattan new york city,  pianist,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  tears,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  punched in the face,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:apartment
Characters:dancer
Story:looking at self in mirror,  packing,  listening to music,  sleeping,  sunglasses,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  sex

Rumor Has It... (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Hunky NY lawyer Jeff Daly finally got engaged to fickle Sarah Huttinger, who presents him to her Pasadena family, who all soon take to him, for her sister's wedding to Scott. But Jeff's clever counting makes Sarah realize her dad Earl isn't her biological father. Once movie clues from family indicate as suspect successful author Beau Burroughs, she insists on meeting him. Only like her mother and grandmother, she has a one night-stand with Beau, which may well cost her Jeff. This is why Rumor Has It... (2005) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer
Story:reference to fidel castro,  new year's eve party,  chinese restaurant,  old flame,  jukebox,  key,  eating,  bathroom,  tears,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss

Adam (2009) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Drama, Romance

Adam (2009)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:apartment,  office
Story:broken mirror,  looking at self in mirror,  tv dinner,  park bench,  central park manhattan new york city,  moving,  accountant,  business,  champagne,  fired from the job,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  neighbor,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  sex

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The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
Drama, Romance, War

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancee's feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:taxi driver,  compact,  packing,  bathrobe,  pajamas,  sleeping,  pianist,  fired from the job,  coffee,  eating,  piano,  neighbor,  bathroom,  tears,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  drink,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

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:drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:sleeping pill,  christmas present,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  knocking on a door,  narrated by character,  black eye,  cynicism,  business,  suitcase,  umbrella,  champagne,  eating,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  rain,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  kiss

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:boy
Period:1950s
Story:reference to joan crawford,  reference to pablo picasso,  reference to marilyn monroe,  knocking on a door,  quitting a job,  marital separation,  listening to music,  flirting,  suitcase,  champagne,  key,  eating,  sunglasses,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  kiss

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I'm Not There. (2007) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
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. This is why I'm Not There. (2007) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:singer,  dancer,  boy
Period:1950s
Story:greeting card,  year 1959,  record album,  beatnik,  moving,  record player,  pianist,  umbrella,  break up,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  sunglasses,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  rain,  singing,  telephone call,  new york city,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife 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:drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Period:1950s
Story:pajamas,  listening to music,  record player,  sleeping,  eating,  piano,  tears,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  punched in the face,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  sex

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  christmas,  infidelity
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:christmas eve,  new year's eve party,  central park manhattan new york city,  jukebox,  narrated by character,  flirting,  flower,  business,  manhattan new york city,  tears,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  drink,  food,  rain,  crying,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  sex

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The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:central park manhattan new york city,  jukebox,  narrated by character,  brushing teeth,  card playing,  attempted suicide,  phone booth,  listening to music,  coffee,  unrequited love,  suicide attempt,  candle,  manhattan new york city,  bathroom,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  gun

Dreamgirls (2006) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Drama, Music, Musical

Dreamgirls (2006)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  divorce,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  christmas,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:business,  christmas tree,  reference to ed sullivan,  quitting a job,  card playing,  new year's eve,  pianist,  fired from the job,  piano,  tears,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  kiss,  gun

August: Osage County (2013)
Drama

August: Osage County (2013)

Violet Weston ('Meryl Streep' (qv)) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including middle daughter Ivy, youngest daughter Karen (with her new fiance), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. This is why August: Osage County (2013) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  divorce,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:knocking on a door,  marital separation,  cynicism,  listening to music,  record player,  piano,  sunglasses,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

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Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:dancer,  singer
Period:1950s
Story:christmas tree,  spaghetti,  accountant,  listening to music,  suitcase,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  bathroom,  sunglasses,  tears,  taxi,  love triangle,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

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

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Characters:dancer,  boy
Story:listening to music,  sleeping,  champagne,  fired from the job,  coffee,  eating,  neighbor,  bathroom,  sunglasses,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  gun,  sex,  kiss

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  christmas
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:bachelor,  christmas party,  christmas eve,  christmas tree,  narrated by character,  sleeping,  umbrella,  unrequited love,  eating,  candle,  piano,  neighbor,  tears,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  sex

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Blue Valentine (2010)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:looking at self in mirror,  taxi driver,  packing,  brushing teeth,  ambition,  listening to music,  sleeping,  injection,  suitcase,  eating,  bathroom,  tears,  taxi,  drink,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  kiss

Ray (2004)
Biography, Drama, Music

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. This is why Ray (2004) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:singer,  dancer,  boy,  doctor
Period:1950s
Story:year 1959,  pianist,  suitcase,  fired from the job,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  bathroom,  sunglasses,  tears,  extramarital affair,  drink,  rain,  crying,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

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

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  money,  christmas
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  boy
Story:merry christmas,  christmas tree,  happy new year,  man carrying a woman,  attempted suicide,  new year's eve,  champagne,  eating,  neighbor,  sunglasses,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun

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Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  money
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:jukebox,  black eye,  champagne,  coffee,  eating,  sunglasses,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  face slap,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  kiss,  gun

Le Passe (2013)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  divorce,  adultery,  infidelity,  revenge
Characters:boy,  doctor
Story:marital separation,  attempted suicide,  suitcase,  suicide attempt,  eating,  tears,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  face slap,  food,  rain,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title

Volver (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Volver (2006)

Raimunda, her daughter Paula and her sister Sole travel from Madrid to the windy and superstitious village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit the grave of their mother Irene, who died years ago in a fire with her husband. Then they visit Irene's sister Paula, an old senile aunt that raised Raimunda after the death of her parents that insists to tell them that Irene is alive and living with her; later, they go to the house of her neighbor and friend Agustina, who gives a support to Paula. They return to Madrid, and after a hard day of work, Raimunda meets her daughter completely distraught at the bus stop waiting for her. When they arrive home, Paula tells her mother that she killed her unemployed father Paco, who was completely drunk and tried to rape her. While Raimunda hides his body, Sole calls her to tell that their beloved aunt Paula has died. The next morning, Sole travels alone to the funeral, and when she returns to Madrid, she finds her mother hidden in the trunk of her car. She brings Irene to her apartment, where secrets from the past are disclosed. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  loneliness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:looking at self in mirror,  knocking on a door,  listening to music,  injection,  suitcase,  fired from the job,  eating,  neighbor,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  kiss

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La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... This is why La Science Des Reves (2006) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:thermometer,  spaghetti,  park bench,  landlady,  moving,  hat,  shaving,  sleeping,  pianist,  piano,  neighbor,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex

Made Of Honor (2008) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:editing,  chinese restaurant,  central park manhattan new york city,  pajamas,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  drink,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  rain,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex

Ondskan (2003)
Drama

Ondskan (2003)

Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn't listen to what the seniors have to say and they don't like it. (Read More)

Themes:money,  christmas,  revenge
Period:1950s
Story:christmas tree,  jukebox,  pajamas,  record player,  sleeping,  pianist,  suitcase,  umbrella,  eating,  piano,  punched in the face,  face slap,  food,  rain,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

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American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

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

Themes:divorce,  deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  christmas,  infidelity,  revenge
Mood:satire
Locations:office,  apartment,  bar
Characters:secretary
Story:christmas party,  christmas tree,  jewish american,  martini,  bathrobe,  phone booth,  champagne,  break up,  manhattan new york city,  sunglasses,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  crying,  new york city,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  gun,  kiss

The Producers (2005)
Comedy, Musical

The Producers (2005)

New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally, they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose last name has over 15 syllables). As opening night draws near, what can go wrong? Well, there's no accounting for taste... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  money
Characters:secretary,  dancer,  singer
Period:1950s
Story:broken mirror,  central park manhattan new york city,  accountant,  pianist,  umbrella,  champagne,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  bathroom,  tears,  taxi,  face slap,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  kiss,  sex

Lars And The Real Girl (2007) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

In this comedy, Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the Internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured boy that they've always loved. This is why Lars And The Real Girl (2007) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  drinking
Locations:office
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:office party,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  brushing teeth,  record player,  eating,  neighbor,  love triangle,  drink,  food,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex

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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)

Themes:adultery,  money
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer,  doctor
Story:looking at self in mirror,  knocking on a door,  sleeping,  flower,  fired from the job,  eating,  bathroom,  tears,  taxi,  punched in the face,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  gun,  kiss,  sex

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

Almost Famous (2000)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:boy,  singer
Story:ambition,  listening to music,  record player,  suicide attempt,  eating,  bathroom,  love triangle,  drink,  watching tv,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  sex

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

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

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  christmas,  infidelity
Locations:apartment
Characters:dancer,  boy,  doctor
Story:pianist,  looking at self in mirror,  taxi driver,  christmas present,  christmas tree,  central park manhattan new york city,  flirting,  champagne,  candle,  manhattan new york city,  piano,  bathroom,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  husband wife relationship,  kiss

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Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  divorce,  adultery,  money,  infidelity,  revenge
Locations:office,  bar
Characters:doctor
Story:business executive,  insurance company,  tryst,  brother in law sister in law relationship,  marital separation,  listening to music,  suitcase,  fired from the job,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  love triangle,  face slap,  mirror,  telephone call,  new york city,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun

Maria Full Of Grace (2004)
Crime, Drama

Maria Full Of Grace (2004)

In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned. This is why Maria Full Of Grace (2004) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:secretary,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:taxi driver,  quitting a job,  flower,  bathroom,  tears,  taxi,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  crying,  telephone call,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing

Gifted (2017)
Drama

Gifted (2017)

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:calculator,  landlady,  attempted suicide,  sleeping,  piano,  neighbor,  sunglasses,  taxi,  extramarital affair,  watching tv,  face slap,  mirror,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  sex,  kiss

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Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (2004)
Drama, Romance

Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (2004)

Berlin student Jule is hoplessly indebted due to an accident she caused, uninsuredly hitting a rich businessman's limousine. Evicted from her flat she moves in with her boyfrend Peter and soon learns that Peter and his flatmate, Jan, are breaking into luxurious mansions at night. Instead of stealing or vandalizing, though, they carefully and ornately rearrange furniture and valulables and leave obscure messages. Jule convinces Jan, who has a crush on her, to pay a visit to the villa of her creditor. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drinking,  money,  revenge
Locations:apartment
Characters:boy
Story:business executive,  looking at self in mirror,  volkswagen,  knocking on a door,  card playing,  phone booth,  listening to music,  fired from the job,  key,  eating,  bathroom,  tears,  love triangle,  drink,  punched in the face,  mirror,  food,  crying,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  gun,  sex

Gomorra (2008) is one of the best movies like The Apartment (1960)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:deception,  drinking,  money
Locations:apartment
Characters:dancer,  boy,  singer
Story:compact,  quitting a job,  accountant,  card playing,  listening to music,  sleeping,  champagne,  manhattan new york city,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  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,  christmas
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  boy
Story:christmas tree,  cocktail,  camera shot of feet,  record player,  business,  suitcase,  coffee,  candle,  bathroom,  sunglasses,  taxi,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  gun,  kiss

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