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The Bucket List (2007)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Bucket List (2007)

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life. (Read More)

Themes:philosophy,  dying,  faith,  illness,  cancer,  obsession,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship,  love
Locations:africa,  courtroom,  bathtub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:list,  to do list,  great pyramid,  billionaire,  cairo egypt,  buddy movie,  belief in god,  auto mechanic,  brain surgery,  mechanic,  johannesburg south africa,  mountain climber,  mountain climbing,  terminal illness,  voice over letter,  reference to herbert hoover,  reference to spiro agnew,  things to do before you die,  reference to marconi,  reference to michelle pfeiffer,  malignant tumor,  life expectancy,  legal hearing,  reference to chuck berry,  tv quiz show,  hospital visit,  gin rummy,  reference to nikola tesla,  aperitif,  veldt,  black white relations,  cote d'azur,  wealthy man,  elderly protagonist,  abused wife,  electric razor,  french riviera,  catheter,  college dropout,  oncologist,  medical treatment,  tin can,  business meeting,  great wall of china,  savannah,  mile high club,  mount everest,  toilet bowl,  caviar,  shaving head,  taj mahal,  reference to walt disney,  narration from the grave,  bumper car,  reference to oprah winfrey,  himalayas,  safari,  tanzania,  father daughter reunion,  wish fulfillment,  zebra,  eulogy,  surgical operation,  trivia,  brain tumor,  chemotherapy,  skydiving,  racetrack,  first person narration,  mortality,  returning home,  coughing blood,  private jet,  ceo,  car racing,  tibet,  gurney,  ashes,  belief,  bleeding,  bubble bath,  pyramid,  no title at beginning,  race car,  street market,  homecoming,  cremation,  earphones,  violinist,  marital problem,  family dinner,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  parachute,  card playing,  lion,  laughter,  interracial friendship,  millionaire,  egypt,  mobile phone,  buddy,  male bonding,  told in flashback,  hong kong,  elephant,  hypodermic needle,  grandfather grandson relationship,  surgery,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  court,  flowers,  tent,  road movie,  champagne,  businessman,  prologue,  hotel room,  limousine,  coffee,  old woman,  journey,  roommate,  animal,  no opening credits,  mountain,  old man,  road trip,  orgy,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  airplane,  mirror,  black comedy,  corpse,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  three word title,  tattoo,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

Reign Over Me (2007)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

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

Themes:drinking,  marriage,  love,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:trivia,  earphones,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  interracial friendship,  coffee,  old woman,  roommate,  old man,  cafe,  tears,  taxi,  letter,  watching tv,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  three word title,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

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

Themes:dying,  illness,  cancer,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:friend
Story:terminal illness,  chemotherapy,  cremation,  interracial friendship,  flowers,  prologue,  limousine,  prayer,  reference to god,  vomiting,  letter,  watching tv,  mirror,  black comedy,  song,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  tattoo,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

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

Themes:obsession,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:courtroom
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:voice over letter,  returning home,  homecoming,  marital problem,  grandfather grandson relationship,  court,  champagne,  limousine,  prayer,  dead body,  tears,  letter,  watching tv,  mirror,  corpse,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
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:dying,  faith,  illness,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  love
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:mortality,  bleeding,  hypodermic needle,  surgery,  prayer,  cafe,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  corpse,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  tattoo,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

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Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness. This is why Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:cremation,  earphones,  family dinner,  flowers,  champagne,  prologue,  limousine,  coffee,  prayer,  cafe,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  watching tv,  mirror,  crying,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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:dying,  marriage,  drinking,  money,  love
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:terminal illness,  journey,  card playing,  grandfather grandson relationship,  flowers,  mountain,  road trip,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  vomiting,  letter,  mirror,  corpse,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  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. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:terminal illness,  chemotherapy,  marital problem,  prologue,  prayer,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  mirror,  corpse,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  three word title,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  funeral,  drinking,  suicide,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:auto mechanic,  parachute,  hypodermic needle,  flowers,  tent,  prologue,  journey,  roommate,  road trip,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  watching tv,  black comedy,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun

Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

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

Themes:cancer,  dying,  illness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  love
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:terminal illness,  chemotherapy,  cremation,  hypodermic needle,  flowers,  prologue,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  corpse,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:flowers,  champagne,  hotel room,  limousine,  coffee,  prayer,  cafe,  reference to god,  taxi,  watching tv,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  death

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Adams Aebler (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Adams Aebler (2005)

Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  faith,  illness,  cancer,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:terminal illness,  brain tumor,  belief,  old man,  reference to god,  tears,  black comedy,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  gun,  death

Le Salaire De La Peur (1953) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Le Salaire De La Peur (1953)

In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.

Themes:dying,  illness,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:auto mechanic,  street market,  card playing,  road movie,  champagne,  mountain,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  airplane,  corpse,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  gun

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

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)

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

Themes:obsession,  funeral,  marriage,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:courtroom
Characters:friend
Story:street market,  card playing,  hong kong,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  court,  businessman,  hotel room,  old man,  dead body,  tears,  vomiting,  airplane,  black comedy,  corpse,  crying,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun

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

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

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

Themes:illness,  drinking,  money
Story:terminal illness,  voice over letter,  returning home,  card playing,  hypodermic needle,  prologue,  no opening credits,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  letter,  watching tv,  mirror,  corpse,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  tattoo,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

Hustle & Flow (2005)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention. This is why Hustle & Flow (2005) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:mount everest,  pyramid,  earphones,  egypt,  limousine,  prayer,  cafe,  reference to god,  tears,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  gun

John Q (2002) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:terminal illness,  surgery,  court,  road trip,  prayer,  tears,  watching tv,  corpse,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  gun

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
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. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  cancer,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship,  love
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:mountain climbing,  voice over letter,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  prologue,  no opening credits,  old man,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  letter,  airplane,  corpse,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  gun

Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

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

Themes:philosophy,  funeral,  drinking,  marriage,  love,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  doctor,  friend
Story:surgical operation,  coughing blood,  earphones,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  surgery,  old woman,  mountain,  old man,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  watching tv,  corpse,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:doctor
Story:voice over letter,  electric razor,  gurney,  hypodermic needle,  grandfather grandson relationship,  surgery,  tent,  businessman,  prologue,  hotel room,  coffee,  reference to god,  taxi,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun

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Ikiru (1952) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Drama

Ikiru (1952)

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stomach cancer and has less than a year to live. After the initial depression he sets about living for the first time in over 20 years. Then he realises that his limited time left is not just for living life to the full but to leave something meaningful behind... This is why Ikiru (1952) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  dying,  illness,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:nurse,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor
Story:terminal illness,  old man,  cafe,  tears,  vomiting,  mirror,  song,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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:drinking,  money,  marriage,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:nurse,  singer,  doctor
Story:earphones,  marital problem,  family dinner,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  laughter,  hypodermic needle,  flowers,  old woman,  old man,  prayer,  cafe,  tears,  taxi,  mirror,  song,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  tattoo,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death

Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

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

Themes:philosophy,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:prostitute,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:mountain climbing,  elderly protagonist,  earphones,  violinist,  flowers,  champagne,  prologue,  mountain,  reference to god,  letter,  airplane,  song,  telephone call,  tattoo,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death

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Goal! (2005)
Drama, Romance, Sport

Goal! (2005)

Santiago's father, Hernan Munez, smuggled his penniless Mexican family over the US border to seek a better, albeit modest future in L.A. Eldest son Santiago dreams of more, like native Angelinos, then joining Hernan's gardening firm. His change arrives when a British ex-pro spots him as an exceptional soccer natural and promises he can arrange a real British talent scout to check him out. Although that falls trough and dad forbids it, Santiago accepts grandma's savings to try out with English premier league club Newcastle. Despite his asthma, he gets in and befriends the freshly transferred, desperately undisciplined bad boy star scorer, party animal Gavin Harris, who becomes his bothersome house-mate, a recipe for trouble and yet each's salvation. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  drinking,  money
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse
Story:mobile phone,  male bonding,  hypodermic needle,  prologue,  roommate,  animal,  cafe,  tears,  taxi,  los angeles california,  airplane,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  tattoo,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Les Invasions Barbares (2003) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Les Invasions Barbares (2003)

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

Themes:cancer,  dying,  illness,  money,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  prostitute,  doctor,  friend
Story:terminal illness,  mortality,  gurney,  millionaire,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  businessman,  cafe,  reference to god,  watching tv,  airplane,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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? This is why Enter The Void (2009) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  money,  friendship,  love
Locations:bathtub,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:cremation,  grandfather granddaughter relationship,  grandfather grandson relationship,  hotel room,  roommate,  dead body,  tears,  taxi,  airplane,  mirror,  corpse,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  three word title,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

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Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

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

Themes:cancer,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:hospital visit,  laughter,  court,  flowers,  champagne,  businessman,  prologue,  limousine,  no opening credits,  orgy,  dead body,  reference to god,  taxi,  watching tv,  mirror,  song,  voice over narration,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun

Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

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

Themes:cancer,  drinking,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:grandfather grandson relationship,  surgery,  limousine,  coffee,  dead body,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  corpse,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

August Rush (2007) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:gurney,  violinist,  flowers,  prologue,  limousine,  cafe,  tears,  taxi,  song,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

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The Soloist (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music

The Soloist (2009)

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

Themes:faith,  drinking,  love,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  singer,  friend
Story:violinist,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  flowers,  prologue,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  los angeles california,  airplane,  mirror,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Elizabethtown (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Elizabethtown (2005)

After causing a loss of almost one billion dollars in his company, the shoe designer Drew Baylor decides to commit suicide. However, in the exact moment of his act of despair, he receives a phone call from his sister telling him that his beloved father had just died in Elizabethtown, and he should bring him back since his mother had problem with the relatives of his father. He travels in an empty red eye flight and meets the attendant Claire Colburn, who changes his view and perspective of life. This is why Elizabethtown (2005) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  marriage,  love
Characters:singer
Story:eulogy,  ceo,  ashes,  bubble bath,  homecoming,  cremation,  grandfather grandson relationship,  hotel room,  road trip,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  watching tv,  airplane,  black comedy,  corpse,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  death,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  marriage,  love
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:singer
Story:grandfather grandson relationship,  champagne,  old woman,  old man,  cafe,  dead body,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  watching tv,  mirror,  black comedy,  corpse,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

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Alfie (2004) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
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:funeral,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute,  doctor,  friend
Story:mortality,  bubble bath,  interracial friendship,  male bonding,  limousine,  cafe,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  tattoo,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

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

Themes:dying,  illness,  cancer,  drinking,  suicide,  love,  friendship
Locations:courtroom,  bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:buddy,  male bonding,  court,  prologue,  old woman,  cafe,  tears,  taxi,  letter,  watching tv,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  cancer,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:friend
Story:journey,  male bonding,  coffee,  mountain,  old man,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  reference to god,  vomiting,  watching tv,  corpse,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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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. This is why Body Of Lies (2008) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor,  friend
Story:hospital visit,  private jet,  street market,  family dinner,  surgery,  prologue,  no opening credits,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  reference to god,  watching tv,  corpse,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

Volver (2006) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
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:illness,  cancer,  funeral,  drinking,  money,  love
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:prostitute,  singer,  friend
Story:terminal illness,  returning home,  homecoming,  flowers,  old woman,  dead body,  tears,  watching tv,  mirror,  black comedy,  corpse,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  death

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:illness,  drinking,  money,  marriage,  friendship,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:voice over letter,  returning home,  family dinner,  flowers,  prologue,  journey,  old man,  prayer,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  vomiting,  letter,  mirror,  song,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

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Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  drinking,  money
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant
Story:auto mechanic,  mile high club,  caviar,  billionaire,  laughter,  mechanic,  hong kong,  hotel room,  no opening credits,  old man,  dead body,  reference to god,  vomiting,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  airplane,  mirror,  corpse,  cell phone,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  gun,  death

Keeping Mum (2005)
Comedy, Crime

Keeping Mum (2005)

Walter Goodfellow, the vicar for the small English country parish of Little Wallop, has allowed his marriage to Gloria go stale, and he is so detached from his family that he has not taken notice that his 17-year-old daughter Holly is going through a succession of relationships with unsuitable boyfriends, and his son Petey fears going to school owing to being bullied. Out of desperation for affection, Gloria begins to fall for the advances of Lance, an American golf pro who is giving her "private" lessons. The problems upsetting the family start to fade away after Grace Hawkins, the new housekeeper, arrives and starts tending to matters as an older, and rather darkly mysterious version of Mary Poppins. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  money,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  restaurant
Story:voice over letter,  court,  flowers,  prologue,  old woman,  old man,  prayer,  cafe,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  letter,  watching tv,  black comedy,  corpse,  cell phone,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Rendition (2007) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. This is why Rendition (2007) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:faith,  drinking,  marriage,  love,  friendship
Locations:africa,  hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:street market,  prologue,  limousine,  prayer,  dead body,  reference to god,  taxi,  watching tv,  airplane,  corpse,  cell phone,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

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War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:dying
Locations:restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:auto mechanic,  earphones,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  mirror,  corpse,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death

Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor,  friend
Story:road movie,  hotel room,  journey,  roommate,  road trip,  cafe,  tears,  watching tv,  los angeles california,  black comedy,  crying,  telephone call,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  death

Beginners (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Beginners (2010)

It's 2003. Thirty-eight-year-old graphic artist Oliver Fields has just lost his father Hal Fields to cancer, after Oliver's mother Georgia Fields passed away five years earlier. Oliver is naturally a sullen man due to his growing up relationships with his parents (his mother who had a unique view on life) and watching his parents' cordial but somewhat distant relationship with each other, but is more so now because of his personal family losses. Oliver embarks on a relationship with Anna, a French actress, hoping that his re-energized relationship with Hal following Georgia's death, and Hal's new outlook on life during that time, will show Oliver how to act in a loving relationship. After Georgia's death, Hal came out of the closet and began to live with a joie de vivre that did not exist before, which included an open relationship with a much younger man named Andy. Oliver's relationship with Anna has other obstacles, including Anna's own vagabond lifestyle and Oliver needing to take care of who was originally Hal's very needy Jack Russell terrier, Arthur. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  dying,  illness,  drinking,  marriage,  friendship,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  doctor,  friend
Story:terminal illness,  no title at beginning,  homecoming,  flowers,  hotel room,  no opening credits,  old man,  tears,  taxi,  los angeles california,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  death,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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On The Road (2012) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  funeral,  friendship
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:voice over letter,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  tent,  road movie,  journey,  road trip,  letter,  song,  crying,  voice over narration,  three word title,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  death

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 Bucket List (2007). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:card playing,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  flowers,  champagne,  reference to god,  tears,  vomiting,  mirror,  song,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:dying,  faith,  illness,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:doctor,  friend
Story:voice over letter,  journey,  mountain,  prayer,  dead body,  vomiting,  letter,  mirror,  corpse,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  gun

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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:drinking,  money,  marriage,  suicide,  friendship,  love
Locations:courtroom,  bathtub,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute,  friend
Story:mile high club,  shaving head,  caviar,  first person narration,  no title at beginning,  millionaire,  told in flashback,  court,  champagne,  businessman,  limousine,  no opening credits,  orgy,  cafe,  reference to god,  vomiting,  watching tv,  airplane,  mirror,  black comedy,  voice over narration,  telephone call,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  gun

Diarios De Motocicleta (2004) is one of the best movies like The Bucket List (2007)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Diarios De Motocicleta (2004)

In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna - Fuser to his friends and later better known as 'Ernesto Che Guevara' - one semester away from graduation, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany his twenty-nine year old biochemist friend 'Alberto Granado' - Mial to his friends - on his four month, 8,000 km long dream motorcycle trip throughout South America starting from their home in Buenos Aires. Their quest is to see things they've only read about in books about the continent on which they live, and to finish that quest on Alberto's thirtieth birthday on the other side of the continent in the Guajira Peninsula in Venezuela. Not all on this trip goes according to their rough plan due to a broken down motorbike, a continual lack of money (they often stretching the truth to gain the favor of a variety of strangers to help them), arguments between the two in their frequent isolation solely with each other, their raging libidos which sometimes get them into trouble, and dealing with Fuser's chronic asthma. But a chance encounter with a couple of Communists in the Chilean desert and an extended visit to the San Pablo Leper Colony in the Peruvian Amazon Basin among other things profoundly affects what each will want to do with his life and the bond each has with the other. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  illness,  drinking,  money,  friendship,  love
Locations:hospital
Characters:nurse,  friend,  prostitute,  singer,  doctor
Story:street market,  card playing,  buddy,  mechanic,  surgery,  road movie,  journey,  mountain,  road trip,  letter,  airplane,  song,  singing,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  death

May (2002)
Drama, Horror

May (2002)

When May was a child, she was a lonely girl with a lazy eye and without any friends except a weird and ugly doll kept in a glass case given by her bizarre mother on her birthday. May becomes a lonely, weird young woman, working in an animal hospital and assisting the veterinarian in surgeries and sewing operated animals most of the time. Her lesbian colleague Polly has a sort of attraction for her. When the shy May meets the mechanic Adam Stubbs, she loves his hands and has a crush on him. They date, but the weirdness and bizarre behavior of May pushes Adam away from her. Alone, May has a brief affair with Polly, but she feels rejected again when her colleague meets Ambrosia. When her doll is accidentally broken, the deranged May decides to build a friend for her, using the best parts her acquaintances can offer. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drinking,  friendship,  love
Locations:bathtub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:friend
Story:auto mechanic,  mechanic,  surgery,  animal,  cafe,  dead body,  tears,  mirror,  black comedy,  corpse,  crying,  telephone call,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  death

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