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The Castle (1997)
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The Castle (1997)

A Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard"). However, they are forced to leave their beloved home, by the Government and airport authorities. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their house, taking their case as far as the High Court. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy independent film 
Themes:
justice theft robbery wedding drinking prison money marriage love 
Locations:
airplane runway gas station rooftop courtroom australia airport boat 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship fisherman grandmother grandson relationship grandfather grandson relationship australian thief lawyer baby policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Story:
class action lawsuit australian government australian life jail visitation melbourne australia wedding reception dog racing elephant figurine smashed car windshield beer stein meat loaf david and goliath father of the bride eminent domain philosophical conversation tv antenna letter opener injunction muzzle father's day bargain lead fairness kennel chicken coop power line greyhound landfill barrister beirut lebanon photocopier walkman carpenter treehouse tow truck parole kickboxer punching bag lawsuit honeymoon aboriginal eviction gate hairdresser pollution aviation kickboxing home wristwatch ice cream law tv news directorial debut gift court storytelling racial slur fishing judge boxing house cooking jail neighbor rifle drink watching tv food song voice over narration surprise ending party singing photograph two word title dog kiss  (See All)

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
theft robbery wedding drinking money marriage 
Locations:
australia 
Characters:
australian thief policeman brother sister relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
wedding reception barrister honeymoon aboriginal racial slur drink watching tv singing photograph kiss 

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Giant (1956)
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Giant (1956)

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

Themes:
wedding drinking money marriage love 
Locations:
airport 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship grandmother grandson relationship grandfather grandson relationship baby policeman brother sister relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
honeymoon wristwatch ice cream judge neighbor rifle drink food song party singing kiss dog 

Tokyo Story (1953)
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Tokyo Story (1953)

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their busy, impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality.

Themes:
drinking money marriage 
Locations:
boat 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship grandmother grandson relationship grandfather grandson relationship baby policeman brother sister relationship singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
hairdresser ice cream gift drink food song singing photograph 

Head-on (2004) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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Head-on (2004)

In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom. She has had her nose broken by her brother for being seen holding hands with a boy and yet she can not break her mother's heart and run away. She too attempts suicide and she first approaches Cahit there at the Hospital. Sibel asks Cahit to marry her, as she believes this to be the way out of her parent's house. She promises Cahit that their relationship will be like roommates, not like a married couple. The film follows Sibel and Cahit as they get married, become closer and eventually fall in love. (Read More)

Themes:
wedding drinking prison money marriage love 
Locations:
airport 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship brother sister relationship singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
jail visitation wedding reception hairdresser house cooking jail rifle drink watching tv food song voice over narration singing photograph kiss 

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Gone Girl (2014)
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Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:
robbery wedding drinking money marriage 
Locations:
airport 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship thief lawyer brother sister relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
tv news gift house neighbor drink watching tv food voice over narration surprise ending party photograph two word title kiss 

Woman In Gold (2015)
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Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:
justice theft drinking money 
Locations:
courtroom airport 
Characters:
grandmother grandson relationship grandfather grandson relationship lawyer baby brother brother relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
lawsuit wristwatch tv news judge rifle drink song singing photograph 

Candy (2006)
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Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery wedding drinking money marriage love 
Locations:
australia 
Characters:
australian thief baby father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
melbourne australia wedding reception eviction cooking drink watching tv food voice over narration surprise ending photograph kiss 

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's children. A lawyer visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up the their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
theft robbery drinking 
Locations:
airport 
Characters:
thief lawyer singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
class action lawsuit lead lawsuit law tv news drink food song singing photograph 

Buffalo '66 (1998)
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Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same).

Subgenre:
black comedy independent film 
Themes:
prison money marriage 
Locations:
gas station courtroom 
Characters:
singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Story:
court storytelling judge jail watching tv food song singing photograph kiss dog 

Runaway Jury (2003)
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Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
justice theft robbery drinking money 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman singer husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
lawsuit law court judge rifle drink food song surprise ending singing photograph 

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Animal Kingdom (2010)
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Animal Kingdom (2010)

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
justice robbery love 
Locations:
gas station courtroom australia 
Characters:
grandmother grandson relationship thief lawyer brother brother relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
jail visitation melbourne australia barrister directorial debut neighbor rifle watching tv voice over narration surprise ending photograph two word title 

Imagine Me & You (2005) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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Imagine Me & You (2005)

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. (Read More)

Themes:
wedding drinking marriage love 
Locations:
rooftop 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship baby mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
wedding reception law drink food dog 

Conviction (2010)
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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:
drinking prison money marriage 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
grandfather grandson relationship lawyer baby policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
law court judge drink watching tv food photograph dog 

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Rendition (2007)
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Rendition (2007)

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

Themes:
drinking prison marriage love 
Locations:
rooftop airport boat 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship grandmother grandson relationship lawyer policeman brother sister relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
home tv news rifle drink watching tv photograph kiss 

Australia (2008)
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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:
theft drinking money marriage 
Locations:
australia boat 
Characters:
grandfather grandson relationship australian thief policeman singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
aboriginal storytelling fishing rifle drink song voice over narration singing photograph kiss dog 

Erin Brockovich (2000) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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Erin Brockovich (2000)

'Erin Brockovich-Ellis' (qv) is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation. (Read More)

Themes:
justice money marriage 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
lawyer baby father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
class action lawsuit lawsuit pollution law court judge neighbor watching tv food surprise ending photograph kiss 

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Bronson (2008)
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Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture. (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
theft robbery drinking prison money love 
Characters:
thief baby policeman singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
parole wristwatch judge jail drink song voice over narration singing photograph dog kiss 

Reign Over Me (2007)
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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 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship lawyer policeman singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
tv news judge drink watching tv food song singing photograph 

Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo. (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery prison money 
Characters:
grandfather grandson relationship thief lawyer policeman brother brother relationship father daughter relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
parole home law racial slur boxing cooking rifle watching tv food surprise ending party photograph kiss 

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All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:
wedding drinking money marriage love 
Locations:
courtroom boat 
Characters:
lawyer brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
eviction tv news court judge neighbor drink food song party singing photograph dog kiss 

Three Colors: Red (1994)
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Three Colors: Red (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... (Read More)

Themes:
justice money 
Locations:
courtroom boat 
Characters:
brother sister relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
class action lawsuit gate law tv news judge house neighbor surprise ending photograph dog 

Midnight Express (1978)
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Midnight Express (1978)

On October 6, 1970 while boarding an international flight out of Istanbul Airport, American 'Billy Hayes (I)' (qv) is caught attempting to smuggle 2 kilos of hashish out of the country, the drugs strapped to his body. He is told that he will be released if he cooperates with the authorities in identifying the person who actually sold him the hash. Billy's troubles really begin when after that assistance, he makes a run for it and is recaptured. He is initially sentenced to just over four years for possession, with no time for the more harsh crime of smuggling. The prison environment is inhospitable in every sense, with a sadistic prison guard named Hamidou ruling the prison, he who relishes the mental and physical torture he inflicts on the prisoners for whatever reason. Told to trust no one, Billy does befriend a few of the other inmates, namely fellow American Jimmy Booth (in for stealing two candlesticks from a mosque), a Swede named Erich, and one of the senior prisoners having already served seven years, an Englishman named Max, the latter two also in for hash related charges. One prisoner not befriended is Rifki, who wields power in the prison as the unofficial eyes and ears for the guards. As Billy, his family and his girlfriend Susan attempt through legal and diplomatic channels for Billy's release, Max tells him that the only way out is to "catch the midnight express" aka escape, which is what Jimmy is continually trying to do. When Billy's situation changes, he beco… (Read More)

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
justice theft prison money love 
Locations:
courtroom airport 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
parole law court racial slur judge jail rifle food song singing photograph kiss dog 

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Nine Queens (2000)
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Nine Queens (2000)

Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a bill-changing scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in, claiming to be a policeman, and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler with a game of much higher stakes in mind, and he invites Juan to be his partner in crime. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme seemingly falls into their laps - an old-time con man enlists them to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters, including Marcos' sister Valeria, their younger brother Federico and a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the deceptions mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom. (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery drinking money 
Locations:
gas station 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
jail visitation jail drink song surprise ending singing photograph two word title dog kiss 

Tell No One (2006) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:
wedding drinking love 
Locations:
rooftop airport 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship father in law son in law relationship lawyer baby policeman brother sister relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
tv news jail rifle drink watching tv food photograph dog 

Sleepers (1996)
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Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes b… (Read More)

Themes:
justice theft robbery drinking prison marriage 
Locations:
rooftop courtroom 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman brother brother relationship singer husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
carpenter home court storytelling racial slur judge drink watching tv food song voice over narration singing photograph 

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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Kym Buchman has been in drug rehab for nine months, during which time she has been clean. She is released temporarily from the facility to attend her sister Rachel Buchman's wedding. During her release, Kym is staying at the family home, where the wedding is taking place. As such, it is like Grand Central Station for the duration of Kym's stay, which may not be the most conducive situation for her in constantly being exposed to the watching eyes of those who know and don't yet know her, but know of her situation. The reunion with her family members starts off well enough, but issues around Kym's release from rehab quickly surface. Kym and Rachel's father, Paul Buchman, wants to make sure that Kym is all right at all times, which to Kym feels instead like he doesn't trust her. Rachel slowly begins to resent Kym's situation taking over what is supposed to be the happiest day of her life, some of which is directed by Kym, some of which isn't. One person present but largely not included in the last minute wedding planning work is Kym and Rachel's mother, Abby, from who Paul is divorced. The two have since married other people. Outwardly, Abby has been nurturing of Kym throughout her life. However, what is one of the key moments in Kym's drug induced life, and in their collective family's lives, may profoundly affect the wedding. Beyond how Kym's presence affects the wedding, the goings-on of the family during Kym's short stay may either bring them closer together or tear them apa… (Read More)

Themes:
theft wedding drinking marriage 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship grandmother grandson relationship thief policeman brother sister relationship singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
wedding reception tow truck home storytelling neighbor drink food song singing photograph kiss dog 

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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

Subgenre:
independent film 
Themes:
theft robbery drinking prison money 
Locations:
rooftop 
Characters:
thief policeman brother brother relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
home wristwatch ice cream tv news court storytelling racial slur jail neighbor rifle drink watching tv food voice over narration photograph kiss  (See All)

The Judge (2014) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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The Judge (2014)

Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking prison marriage 
Locations:
courtroom airport boat 
Characters:
lawyer brother brother relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
parole home law court fishing judge drink food photograph kiss 

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White Oleander (2002)
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White Oleander (2002)

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

Themes:
drinking prison money love 
Locations:
rooftop courtroom 
Characters:
lawyer brother sister relationship singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
carpenter home gift court judge jail drink watching tv voice over narration party photograph two word title kiss 

Legend (2015)
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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:
theft wedding drinking prison money marriage 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
honeymoon wristwatch court judge rifle drink watching tv food song voice over narration party singing photograph kiss 

Rent (2005)
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Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
theft robbery drinking love 
Locations:
rooftop 
Characters:
father in law son in law relationship thief lawyer policeman singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
eviction tv news neighbor drink food song singing photograph dog kiss 

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Monster (2003) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery drinking prison money love 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman brother sister relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
tv news court racial slur judge drink watching tv food voice over narration kiss 

Gomorrah (2008)
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Gomorrah (2008)

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

Themes:
theft robbery wedding drinking money 
Locations:
rooftop airport boat 
Characters:
thief baby policeman singer husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
eviction cooking rifle drink watching tv song singing 

Michael Clayton (2007)
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Michael Clayton (2007)

Michael Clayton, a high-priced law firm's fixer, leaves a late night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he's taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother's debts (Michael's own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm's six year defense of a conglomerate's pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm's top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking money 
Characters:
lawyer baby policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
class action lawsuit lawsuit pollution law directorial debut storytelling jail drink watching tv surprise ending party photograph 

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Hustle & Flow (2005)
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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.

Themes:
drinking prison money love 
Characters:
baby policeman singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
meat loaf eviction jail neighbor drink song singing kiss dog 

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:
theft prison money love 
Locations:
courtroom boat 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Story:
wristwatch law directorial debut racial slur judge jail food voice over narration singing dog kiss 

Elizabethtown (2005)
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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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
wedding drinking money marriage love 
Locations:
airport 
Characters:
grandfather grandson relationship brother sister relationship singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Story:
storytelling cooking drink watching tv food song voice over narration singing photograph kiss dog 

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Ratatouille (2007)
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Ratatouille (2007)

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. (Read More)

Themes:
theft drinking love 
Locations:
rooftop boat 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman brother sister relationship brother brother relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
storytelling cooking rifle drink watching tv food voice over narration kiss dog 

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his porn magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
theft prison money marriage love 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
thief lawyer brother brother relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
lawsuit ice cream law court judge rifle photograph 

The Insider (1999) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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The Insider (1999)

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

Themes:
theft drinking money marriage 
Locations:
courtroom airport 
Characters:
thief lawyer policeman father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
lawsuit pollution law tv news court drink party two word title 

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Blow (2001)
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Blow (2001)

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

Themes:
theft wedding drinking prison money marriage love 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
thief policeman father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
parole court judge jail drink voice over narration party photograph 

Three Colors: White (1994)
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Three Colors: White (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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
theft robbery wedding drinking prison money marriage 
Locations:
courtroom airport 
Characters:
thief lawyer brother brother relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
hairdresser gift court judge drink kiss 

The Reader (2008)
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The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Themes:
justice prison money 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
lawyer policeman brother sister relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
jail visitation home law court judge jail food voice over narration photograph two word title kiss dog 

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Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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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:
drinking prison love 
Locations:
rooftop courtroom 
Characters:
lawyer policeman brother brother relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
parole gate tv news gift court fishing jail drink watching tv party photograph kiss 

Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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Bicycle Thieves (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. (Read More)

Themes:
justice theft robbery drinking money love 
Locations:
gas station boat 
Characters:
thief lawyer baby policeman singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
drink food song singing dog 

8 Women (2002)
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8 Women (2002)

One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous...one of them is guilty. Which one is it? (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery drinking money 
Characters:
mother in law son in law relationship thief policeman brother sister relationship singer mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships police 
Story:
law house drink song surprise ending singing dog kiss 

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John Q (2002)
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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:
robbery money marriage 
Locations:
courtroom 
Characters:
father daughter relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
tow truck tv news court racial slur judge rifle watching tv food song surprise ending singing 

A Mighty Heart (2007) is one of the best movies like The Castle (1997)
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A Mighty Heart (2007)

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking marriage 
Locations:
courtroom airport 
Characters:
lawyer baby policeman mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
tv news court cooking rifle drink watching tv food voice over narration photograph 

Persepolis (2007)
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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:
justice theft wedding drinking prison marriage love 
Locations:
rooftop airport 
Characters:
thief policeman mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
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