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The Artist (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Artist (2011)

Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down. (Read More)

Themes:anger, filmmaking, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:actress, photographer, actor, dancer, policeman, nurse, doctor, friend
Period:1920s, 1930s
Story:silent film, theatre marquee, orchestra conductor, variety the newspaper, telephone number, portrait painting, newspaper headline, winking at the camera, flash camera, film camera, tap dancer, silent filmmaking, writing on a mirror, looking at oneself in a mirror, building on fire, crying man, tap dancing, dog trick, reflection in a store window, car crashes into a tree

Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:anger, drunkenness, jealousy, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:doctor
Story:newspaper headline, looking at oneself in a mirror, crying man, film reel, dutch angle, second chance, film projector, poster, dressing room, mustache, backstage, fame, split screen, statue, limousine, bartender, cigar smoking, montage, reporter, running

Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:anger, filmmaking, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:actress, photographer, actor, dancer, policeman, friend
Period:1930s
Story:silent filmmaking, kiss on the cheek, spotlight, film studio, film projector, saving a life, poster, theatre audience, laughter, movie theatre, orchestra, ladder, watching a movie, fame, film history, applause, sadness, falling in love, statue, film director

Singin' In The Rain (1952)
Comedy, Musical, Romance

Singin' In The Rain (1952)

1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until _The Jazz Singer (1927)_ (qv) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's ideas man and musical director. And by this time, Don has secretly started dating Kathy Selden, a chorus girl who is trying to make it big in pictures herself. Don and Kathy's relationship is despite their less than friendly initial meeting. Cosmo and Kathy help Don, who had worked his way up through the movie ranks to stardom, try make the leap to talking picture stardom, with Kathy following along the way. However, they have to overcome the technological issues. But the bigger problem is Lina, who will do anything to ensure she also makes the successful leap into talking pictures, despite her own inabilities and at anyone and everyone else's expense if they get in her way, especially Kathy as Don's off screen girlfriend and possibly his new talking picture leading lady. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Characters:actress, actor, dancer, friend
Period:1920s
Story:orchestra conductor, silent filmmaking, tap dancing, talkie, screening room, flapper, marquee, film premiere, movie studio, megaphone, poster, dressing room, tuxedo, film producer, shadow, theatre audience, movie theatre, orchestra, ladder, slapstick comedy

The Aviator (2004) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Biography, Drama, History

The Aviator (2004)

Biopic of billionaire 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv), starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA as a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph 'Owen Brewster (I)' (qv) accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv). From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking, drinking, jealousy
Locations:hospital
Characters:actress, photographer, dancer, doctor, friend
Period:1920s, 1930s
Story:flash camera, film camera, screening room, film premiere, movie studio, megaphone, movie producer, film producer, shadow, theatre audience, hollywood california, movie theater, movie star, watching a movie, fame, film history, film within a film, split screen, film director, microphone

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. This is why The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:dancer, friend
Story:telephone number, crying man, men's clothing store, second chance, unhappiness, pride, falling in love, fired from the job, bartender, apology, montage, telephone, tears, drink, slow motion scene, car accident, crying, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship

La La Land (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance

La La Land (2016)

Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking
Locations:bar
Characters:actress, photographer, dancer
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, bumping into someone, blowing a kiss, makeup artist, waltz, spotlight, whistling, jazz music, dressing room, raised middle finger, movie set, backstage, movie theatre, hollywood california, movie theater, watching a movie, recording, applause, record player, obscene finger gesture

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, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman
Story:newspaper headline, flash camera, looking at oneself in a mirror, kiss on the cheek, film projector, laughter, applause, flowers, microphone, limousine, apology, eating, newspaper, rifle, drink, camera, mirror, food, rain, pistol

The King's Speech (2010) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Biography, Drama

The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Characters:photographer, actor, nurse, friend, doctor
Period:1930s
Story:portrait painting, flash camera, crying man, kiss on the cheek, hand kissing, waltz, top hat, whistling, barking dog, earphones, chauffeur, recording, applause, record player, typewriter, fired from the job, microphone, limousine, cigar smoking, apology

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:anger, drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:whistling, raised middle finger, recording, fame, record player, obscene finger gesture, microphone, suicide attempt, eating, telephone, running, bus, drink, camera, airplane, food, crying, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking

Milk (2008)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Milk (2008)

Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco's growing gay community, and organizes gays' purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city's conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk's relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs. This is why Milk (2008) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:anger, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, friend
Story:newspaper headline, megaphone, theatre audience, recording, record player, typewriter, split screen, fired from the job, limousine, newspaper, cafe, running, tears, drink, camera, mirror, rain, crying, dancing, kiss

Citizen Kane (1941)
Drama, Mystery

Citizen Kane (1941)

A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, nurse, friend, doctor
Period:1920s, 1930s
Story:newspaper, reporter, stock market crash, film reel, top hat, unhappiness, tuxedo, shadow, butler, fame, typewriter, film within a film, statue, limousine, photography, suicide attempt, montage, drink, camera, mirror

Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
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:anger, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, nurse, doctor
Story:tap dancing, earphones, laughter, shoes, hollywood california, applause, falling in love, flowers, apology, eating, montage, cafe, running, tears, bus, drink, mirror, food, crying, photograph

The Invention Of Lying (2009)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Invention Of Lying (2009)

It's a world where everyone tells the truth - and just about anything they're thinking. Mark Bellison is a screenwriter, about to be fired. He's short and chunky with a flat nose - a genetic setup that means he won't get to first base with Anna, the woman he loves. At a bank, on the spur of the moment he blurts out a fib, with eye-popping results. Then, when his mother's on her deathbed, frightened of the eternal void awaiting her, Mark invents fiction. The hospital staff overhear his description of Heaven, believe every word, and tell others. Soon Mark is a prophet, his first inventive screenplay makes him rich, and he's basically a good guy. But will that be enough for Anna? (Read More)

Themes:anger, filmmaking, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:policeman, doctor, friend
Story:screenwriter, newspaper headline, reference to napoleon, film premiere, suicidal thoughts, film studio, film producer, despair, sadness, film within a film, fired from the job, limousine, bartender, apology, montage, newspaper, cafe, tears, drink, crying

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
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:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:dancer, policeman, friend
Story:newspaper headline, looking at oneself in a mirror, second chance, megaphone, raised middle finger, mustache, butler, applause, obscene finger gesture, fired from the job, microphone, limousine, apology, eating, montage, newspaper, reporter, telephone, cafe, running

Ed Wood (1994)
Biography, Comedy, Drama

Ed Wood (1994)

Because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films, director 'Edward D. Wood Jr. (I)' (qv) is a Hollywood outcast. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous 'Bela Lugosi' (qv) and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed's off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Despite a lack of critical or commercial success, Ed and his friends manage to create an oddly endearing series of extremely low-budget films. This is why Ed Wood (1994) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:actress, actor, friend
Story:newspaper headline, film premiere, film reel, movie studio, hollywood sign, dressing room, film producer, hollywood california, movie theater, film within a film, film director, bartender, cigar smoking, suicide attempt, bus, cigarette smoking

Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, policeman
Story:newspaper headline, movie theater, watching a movie, obscene finger gesture, search, montage, newspaper, reporter, cafe, running, rifle, painting, drink, camera, airplane, rain, pistol, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship

An Education (2009)
Drama

An Education (2009)

In the early 1960's, sixteen year old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father's wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than he. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham, who is nice but socially awkward. Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman, a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny and Helen, have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move into becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association Danny and Helen, and specifically how they make their money. Jenny has to decide if what she learns about them and leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher eduction at Oxford. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, friend
Story:hand kissing, jazz music, auction, orchestra, recording, record player, flowers, photography, montage, cafe, tears, painting, bus, drink, camera, slow motion scene, mirror, rain, crying, dancing

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, doctor, friend
Story:crying man, hand bandage, earphones, applause, falling in love, microphone, apology, suicide attempt, eating, running, rifle, bus, slow motion scene, food, rain, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, two word title

The Master (2012)
Drama

The Master (2012)

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy
Locations:hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, kiss on the cheek, earphones, movie theatre, applause, typewriter, microphone, apology, eating, montage, telephone, running, tears, rifle, drink, camera, mirror, food, crying, photograph

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. This is why Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:policeman, nurse, doctor, friend
Period:1930s
Story:year 1931, gun in mouth, despair, recording, record player, typewriter, apology, eating, newspaper, reporter, telephone, cafe, running, tears, rifle, drink, airplane, food, crying, pistol

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer, policeman, doctor, friend
Period:1930s
Story:newspaper headline, whistling, stairway, auction, watching a movie, recording, record player, arson, newspaper, running, rifle, drink, slow motion scene, airplane, rain, fire, pistol, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking

Atonement (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Atonement (2007)

In 1939, Robbie Turner is a private in the British Army, he and his battalion who are heading to France to fight in the war. A stint in the army is not where his life was headed, which took a radical turn four years earlier at the Tallis estate where he grew up as his mother worked as the Tallis' live-in housekeeper. As such, he grew up with the three Tallis children: son Leon, and daughters Cecilia and Briony. Robbie and Cecilia were just getting to the stage of their lives of being able to confess their true love for each other. But then thirteen year old aspiring writer Briony also had a crush on the older Robbie. Based on two incidents she saw between Cecilia and Robbie (one only from afar), on reading a private letter Robbie wrote to Cecilia and on her own feelings for Robbie, Briony told some truths and half-truths about Robbie which resulted in this turn in his life. Robbie is able to reconnect with Cecilia before he is shipped off to France, and lives only to be able to head back to London to be with Cecilia and make up for the missing four years they could not spend together due to Briony's actions. A year later, Briony, now eighteen, also arrives in London to start working as a nurse to support the war effort. By this time, she is aware of the damage her thirteen year old self caused, and wants to atone for that error to both Cecilia from who she has been estranged, and Robbie who she has not seen since. She will make this atonement even if neither Robbie or Cecilia will ever speak to her, or if it takes the rest of her life. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:policeman, nurse, doctor
Period:1930s
Story:saving a life, tuxedo, watching a movie, recording, record player, typewriter, flowers, search, apology, eating, cafe, tears, rifle, bus, drink, airplane, mirror, food, crying, fire

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, doctor, friend
Period:1930s
Story:theatre audience, movie theatre, movie theater, watching a movie, cigar smoking, eating, cafe, tears, rifle, drink, camera, slow motion scene, airplane, car accident, food, crying, pistol, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking

Thank You For Smoking (2005) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
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:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:actress, actor, nurse, doctor, friend
Story:reporter, film industry, smoke, hollywood california, applause, split screen, fired from the job, microphone, limousine, cigar smoking, eating, newspaper, cafe, rifle, drink, slow motion scene, airplane, car accident, food, rain

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. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:anger, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, tuxedo, laughter, watching a movie, limousine, bartender, cigar smoking, montage, telephone, running, drink, camera, mirror, car accident, food, crying, fire, pistol, photograph, dancing

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:anger, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:policeman, nurse, doctor
Story:nightgown, saving a life, despair, obscene finger gesture, microphone, suicide attempt, cafe, tears, drink, car accident, food, rain, crying, pistol, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, two word title, kiss, gun

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

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

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

Themes:drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, friend, doctor
Story:theatre marquee, looking at oneself in a mirror, unhappiness, dressing room, theatre audience, backstage, movie theatre, movie theater, typewriter, sadness, apology, suicide attempt, eating, telephone, cafe, running, tears, drink, camera, slow motion scene

Boogie Nights (1997) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Drama

Boogie Nights (1997)

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. (Read More)

Themes:filmmaking, drinking
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:actor, actress
Story:film director, film camera, reference to napoleon, gun in mouth, dressing room, film producer, shoes, fame, film within a film, split screen, fired from the job, limousine, cigar smoking, apology, montage, tears, painting, drink, mirror, crying

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:anger, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:policeman, friend
Story:flash camera, iris shot, hand bandage, whistling, earphones, pride, watching a movie, arson, obscene finger gesture, flowers, microphone, limousine, photography, eating, montage, cafe, running, car accident, food, rain

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 Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:dancer, doctor
Period:1930s
Story:flash camera, jazz music, orchestra, fame, applause, fired from the job, microphone, montage, reporter, running, tears, bus, drink, camera, rain, crying, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, kiss

Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. (Read More)

Themes:anger, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, bar, hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, doctor
Story:film camera, silence, theatre audience, bartender, photography, apology, cafe, tears, bus, camera, slow motion scene, mirror, car accident, rain, crying, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, kiss

Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:photographer, dancer, doctor
Story:hand bandage, arson, microphone, bartender, search, eating, montage, reporter, cafe, running, tears, rifle, bus, drink, camera, airplane, mirror, car accident, food, rain

Body Of Lies (2008)
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:drinking, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:photographer, nurse, doctor, friend
Story:building on fire, obscene finger gesture, falling in love, cigar smoking, search, eating, newspaper, telephone, cafe, running, rifle, drink, camera, food, rain, crying, fire, pistol, photograph, cigarette smoking

Hairspray (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance

Hairspray (2007)

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the Corny Collins show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do! (Read More)

Themes:drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer, policeman, nurse, friend
Story:newspaper headline, dressing room, backstage, applause, record player, microphone, eating, newspaper, running, tears, bus, drink, food, crying, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, kiss

Ladri Di Biciclette (1948)
Drama

Ladri Di Biciclette (1948)

Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job - for which he needs a bike - hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. Ricci finally manages to locate the thief but with no proof, he has to abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Ricci won't be able to keep his job. This is why Ladri Di Biciclette (1948) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:apartment, restaurant
Characters:dancer, policeman, friend
Story:pawn shop, poster, despair, ladder, search, eating, cafe, running, tears, bus, drink, food, rain, crying, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, dog

Brooklyn (2015) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
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:drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:apartment, restaurant, bar
Characters:dancer, friend
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, blowing a kiss, whistling, watching a movie, applause, sadness, falling in love, flowers, apology, eating, telephone, tears, drink, mirror, food, crying, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, hand kissing, stairway, shadow, ladder, recording, record player, flowers, fired from the job, search, photography, apology, eating, newspaper, cafe, running, tears, painting, slow motion scene, airplane

Changeling (2008)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:photographer, policeman, nurse
Period:1920s, 1930s
Story:newspaper headline, flash camera, telephone, silence, despair, movie theater, microphone, search, eating, newspaper, reporter, cafe, running, tears, rifle, bus, camera, food, rain, crying

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Ghost Writer (2010)

An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material. (Read More)

Themes:anger, drinking
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:actor, friend
Story:telephone number, newspaper headline, looking at oneself in a mirror, reference to napoleon, chauffeur, limousine, bartender, search, eating, newspaper, telephone, cafe, running, tears, rifle, drink, airplane, food, rain, crying

Passengers (2016) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. This is why Passengers (2016) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:anger, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer, friend
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, crying man, stairway, saving a life, despair, near death experience, movie theater, watching a movie, falling in love, bartender, apology, montage, running, drink, mirror, fire, dancing, interview, 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:anger, drinking, jealousy
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:dancer, policeman, doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, earphones, pajamas, search, apology, eating, telephone, running, tears, painting, drink, mirror, food, rain, crying, photograph, dancing, husband wife relationship, kiss

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant 'T.E. Lawrence' (qv) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar, hospital
Characters:photographer, nurse
Period:1930s
Story:crying man, quicksand, whistling, saving a life, applause, flowers, statue, eating, newspaper, reporter, running, tears, rifle, drink, camera, food, crying, fire, pistol, cigarette smoking

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:anger, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:doctor, friend
Story:flash camera, earphones, recording, split screen, fantasy sequence, suicide attempt, eating, montage, newspaper, cafe, running, drink, camera, slow motion scene, food, rain, crying, photograph, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship

Side Effects (2013) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Side Effects (2013)

Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:anger, drinking
Locations:apartment, bar, hospital
Characters:policeman, nurse, doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror, suicidal thoughts, unhappiness, sadness, flowers, fired from the job, apology, suicide attempt, eating, newspaper, reporter, cafe, drink, slow motion scene, mirror, car accident, food, rain, photograph, husband wife relationship

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. This is why The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy, friendship
Characters:policeman, friend
Period:1930s
Story:painting, newspaper headline, year 1932, barking dog, saving a life, pajamas, butler, ladder, watching a movie, typewriter, statue, eating, montage, newspaper, telephone, running, tears, rifle, bus, food

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:apartment, bar, hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, nurse
Story:newspaper headline, crying man, pride, microphone, bartender, newspaper, reporter, running, tears, painting, slow motion scene, mirror, car accident, crying, pistol, photograph, dancing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, gun

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:photographer, dancer, policeman, doctor
Story:crying man, saving a life, shoes, ladder, record player, flowers, fantasy sequence, search, eating, montage, running, tears, painting, drink, camera, food, rain, crying, fire, photograph

The English Patient (1996) is one of the best movies like The Artist (2011)
Drama, Romance, War

The English Patient (1996)

October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical unit, feels like everything she loves in life dies on her. Because of the difficulty traveling and the dangers, especially as the landscape is still heavily booby-trapped with mines, Hana volunteers to stay behind at a church to care solely for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, who is badly burned and disfigured. She agrees to catch up to the rest of the unit after he dies. All the patient remembers is that he is English and that he is married. Their solitude is disrupted with the arrival at the church of fellow Canadian David Caravaggio, part of the Intelligence Service, who is certain that he knows the patient as a man who cooperated with the Germans. Caravaggio believes that the patient's memory is largely in tact and that he is running away from his past, in part or in its entirety. The patient does open up about his past, all surrounding his work as a cartographer in North Africa, which was interrupted by the war. He may not be running from his work as a spy for the Germans as Caravaggio believes, but rather the memory of an affair he had with married Katherine Clifton, the love of his life, and the memory of a promise not totally fulfilled. Hana may also test her theory of her fates with love and death as she embarks on a relationship of her own with Kip Singh, a Sikh from India, whose unit has camped on the now overgrown lawn of the church. Their work entails sweeping for and diffusing mines, the discovery of one such mine which had earlier saved her life. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:restaurant, bar
Characters:nurse, photographer, dancer, friend
Period:1930s
Story:theatre audience, movie theatre, watching a movie, recording, record player, statue, search, cafe, running, tears, rifle, painting, drink, camera, airplane, rain, crying, fire, photograph, dancing

Jarhead (2005)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer, nurse, friend
Story:pride, theatre audience, movie theater, watching a movie, obscene finger gesture, reporter, running, tears, rifle, bus, drink, airplane, rain, crying, fire, pistol, photograph, dancing, husband wife relationship, interview

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