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The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, unfaithfulness, obsession, divorce, seduction, wedding, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Mood:melodrama, satire
Locations:airport, hotel, church, bar
Characters:alcoholic, lawyer, nipples, nudity
Period:1960s
Story:alcoholic drink, car driving, driving a car, college graduate, business partner, nude girl, male virgin, alcoholic mother, woman putting on pantyhose, running out of gas, older woman younger man relationship, running away, bus ride, red car, wedding ceremony gone awry, sports car, wedding dress, hotel room, unhappy marriage, marriage proposal

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, wedding, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:nudity
Story:older woman younger man relationship, sunbathing, forbidden love, cross, underwater scene, birthday party, scantily clad female, apology, cleavage, running, sunglasses, tears, beer, extramarital affair, bus, drink, face slap, crying, telephone call, leg spreading

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

Almost Famous (2000)

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

Themes:humiliation, unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, infidelity
Locations:hotel, bar
Story:alcoholic drink, male virgin, hotel room, coming of age film, virginity, pay phone, virgin, scantily clad female, cleavage, running, beer, love triangle, undressing, bus, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, airplane, car, underwear

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:humiliation, divorce, drinking, marriage
Locations:airport, hotel
Characters:nudity
Story:hotel room, marriage proposal, 21 year old, nervousness, sunbathing, pursuit, convertible, pay phone, underwater scene, apology, running, sunglasses, undressing, drink, watching tv, face slap, underwear, swimming pool, crying, telephone call

Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, seduction, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:hotel, bar
Period:1960s
Story:driving a car, sports car, alfa romeo, phone booth, automobile, cross, pursuit, convertible, underwater scene, woman, stripper, running, sunglasses, tears, extramarital affair, love triangle, undressing, drink, car, underwear

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

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:humiliation, unfaithfulness, obsession, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hotel, bar
Characters:lawyer
Story:marriage proposal, virginity, pursuit, college student, break up, birthday party, scantily clad female, apology, woman, cleavage, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, watching tv, rain, swimming pool, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, seduction, drinking, jealousy, marriage
Locations:hotel
Story:may december romance, forbidden love, virginity, date, pursuit, virgin, gas station, scantily clad female, subjective camera, cleavage, sunglasses, tears, drink, face slap, underwear, rain, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, leg spreading

Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, infidelity
Characters:nudity
Story:alcoholic mother, fish tank, sunbathing, breaking and entering, virgin, driving, dysfunctional family, subjective camera, running, sunglasses, tears, beer, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, watching tv, face slap, car, underwear, rain

Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, wedding, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity
Characters:lawyer
Story:older woman younger man relationship, red car, blood test, toothbrush, nervousness, apology, driving, tears, beer, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, car, rain, crying, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

Spread (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Spread (2009)

In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, seduction, adultery, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:airport
Story:older woman younger man relationship, marriage proposal, volkswagen beetle, date, strip club, break up, scantily clad female, apology, woman, cleavage, stripper, extramarital affair, face slap, car, swimming pool, telephone call, leg spreading, bare chested male

The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield. This is why The Good Girl (2002) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Locations:church
Story:older woman younger man relationship, adulteress, twenty something, driving, woman, tears, beer, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, face slap, car, rain, crying, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male, independent film

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, drinking, adultery, infidelity
Locations:hotel
Story:sports car, hotel room, 21 year old, promise, shaving, college student, underwater scene, apology, driving, sunglasses, beer, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, watching tv, underwear, swimming pool, telephone call, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

The Last Kiss (2006) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Last Kiss (2006)

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. But Michael is worried that his life and his youth will be over for good. At a wedding of a friend, he meets a free-spirited college co-ed, Kim, who opens his eyes and leads him on a dangerous path away from Jenna. Meanwhile, none of the relationships of the people surrounding Michael and Jenna are happy and stable. Michael's friend Izzy is unwilling to let go of his childhood sweetheart Arianna; Kenny is a handsome stud who fears commitment to his latest conquest Danielle; and Chris is a co-worker who is dominated by his neurotic and overbearing wife over raising their newborn son. Even Jenna's parents, Stephen and Anna, are experiencing problems in their long-suffering marriage. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, wedding, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Story:unhappy marriage, neurotic, twenty something, birthday party, scantily clad female, cleavage, stripper, tears, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, airplane, underwear, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, leg spreading, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

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

Rumor Has It... (2005)

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

Themes:wedding, unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Locations:airport, church, bar
Characters:lawyer
Period:1960s
Story:graduate, bride and groom, apology, dysfunctional family, tears, beer, extramarital affair, love triangle, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, airplane, crying, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, kiss

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortes, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach's location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, unfaithfulness, divorce, seduction, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Locations:airport, hotel
Characters:nipples, nudity
Story:older woman younger man relationship, telephone booth, sunbathing, promise, cross, virgin, gas station, underwater scene, apology, subjective camera, cleavage, sunglasses, tears, beer, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, airplane, underwear, swimming pool

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 Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:adultery, jealousy
Locations:airport, hotel, bar
Characters:nipples
Story:older woman younger man relationship, hotel room, promise, pursuit, character's point of view camera shot, pay phone, strip club, apology, subjective camera, stripper, running, tears, airplane, face slap, underwear, crying, telephone call, cult film, leg spreading, mother daughter relationship

Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, infidelity
Locations:church, bar
Characters:alcoholic, nudity
Story:sports car, marriage proposal, promise, cross, pursuit, virgin, strip club, birthday party, apology, dysfunctional family, stripper, sunglasses, tears, beer, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, watching tv, face slap, rain

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:seduction, drinking
Mood:satire
Locations:hotel
Characters:nipples, nudity
Story:nude girl, date, nude, virginity, character's point of view camera shot, virgin, scantily clad female, subjective camera, cleavage, sunglasses, tears, beer, love triangle, undressing, bus, drink, watching tv, car, underwear, crying

Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

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:wedding, drinking, adultery, marriage
Characters:nipples
Story:marriage proposal, shaving, underwater scene, scantily clad female, apology, woman, cleavage, sunglasses, tears, beer, undressing, drink, watching tv, face slap, underwear, rain, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, leg spreading

Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, obsession, adultery, infidelity
Story:male virgin, running out of gas, older woman younger man relationship, running away, berkeley california, phone booth, pursuit, convertible, pay phone, virgin, apology, running, sunglasses, extramarital affair, undressing, underwear, telephone call, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship

American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. This is why American Wedding (2003) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:wedding, humiliation, drinking, marriage
Locations:airport, bar
Story:older woman younger man relationship, wedding dress, marriage proposal, graduation party, bride and groom, pay phone, scantily clad female, apology, cleavage, stripper, love triangle, drink, underwear, telephone call, cult film, leg spreading, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

The Sessions (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Sessions (2012)

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. (Read More)

Themes:marriage, drinking, jealousy
Locations:hotel, church
Characters:nipples
Story:male virgin, marriage proposal, uc berkeley, berkeley california, golden gate bridge, tan line, anxiety, promise, forbidden love, virginity, college student, virgin, underwater scene, scantily clad female, apology, woman, subjective camera, cleavage, running, sunglasses

Secretary (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

An emotionally fragile woman recently released from a mental hospital for self mutilation goes to school to gain secretarial skills to gain employment. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is which a tormented soul who really wants to find something with which she can find success. She is a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sadistic sexual proclivity. She grows and evolves and so does he. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, wedding, drinking
Characters:alcoholic, lawyer, nipples, nudity
Story:wedding dress, marriage proposal, phone booth, library, underwater scene, scantily clad female, woman, dysfunctional family, cleavage, drink, los angeles california, face slap, underwear, rain, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

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, divorce, drinking, jealousy, marriage
Locations:church, bar
Characters:lawyer, nudity
Story:running away, pride, promise, breaking and entering, apology, woman, running, sunglasses, tears, beer, undressing, drink, watching tv, face slap, crying, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, obsession, wedding, drinking
Mood:satire
Locations:airport, hotel, church, bar
Story:car driving, running out of gas, marriage proposal, desk clerk, united states of america, sunbathing, cross, pursuit, pay phone, virgin, woman, running, beer, bus, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, airplane, car, underwear

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. This is why Kill Your Darlings (2013) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation, obsession, seduction, drinking, jealousy
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer, nudity
Story:male virgin, promise, rebellion, breaking and entering, pursuit, college student, library, apology, dysfunctional family, tears, undressing, drink, face slap, underwear, crying, telephone call, coming of age, mother son relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male

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:humiliation, unfaithfulness, divorce, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Locations:church
Story:sports car, cross, apology, woman, dysfunctional family, subjective camera, sunglasses, tears, beer, extramarital affair, bus, drink, face slap, crying, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drinking, marriage
Locations:bar
Period:1960s
Story:marriage proposal, bridal gown, bride and groom, united states of america, promise, phone booth, blockbuster, automobile, convertible, pay phone, woman, tears, beer, drink, watching tv, face slap, car, underwear, crying, telephone call

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
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:unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:church, bar
Characters:lawyer, nipples
Story:housewife, cross, underwater scene, birthday party, cleavage, tears, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, face slap, underwear, rain, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, obsession, wedding, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Locations:bar
Story:older woman younger man relationship, pay phone, apology, running, tears, extramarital affair, love triangle, undressing, drink, underwear, crying, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, kiss, police

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. This is why Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drinking, jealousy, infidelity
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer, nudity
Story:hotel room, deadpan, fish tank, date, pursuit, woman, tears, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, car, underwear, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, cult film, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

Le Passe (2013)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Locations:airport
Story:toothbrush, promise, pursuit, apology, running, tears, extramarital affair, love triangle, face slap, rain, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, two word title

High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, infidelity
Mood:satire
Characters:nudity
Story:sunbathing, shaving, character's point of view camera shot, underwater scene, birthday party, apology, subjective camera, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, watching tv, face slap, underwear, topless female nudity, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male

Gegen Die Wand (2004)
Drama, Romance

Gegen Die Wand (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:unfaithfulness, divorce, marriage, wedding, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:airport, hotel, bar
Characters:alcoholic
Story:alcoholic drink, marriage proposal, car, shaving, pursuit, apology, woman, running, tears, beer, extramarital affair, bus, drink, watching tv, airplane, face slap, underwear, crying, telephone call, cult film

Varsity Blues (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, drinking, jealousy
Locations:bar
Characters:nipples, nudity
Story:car driving, rebellion, cross, strip club, subjective camera, cleavage, stripper, tears, beer, undressing, bus, drink, car, underwear, crying, topless female nudity, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. This is why Alfie (2004) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, seduction, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar
Story:older woman younger man relationship, business partner, birthday party, scantily clad female, apology, woman, cleavage, tears, beer, extramarital affair, drink, underwear, rain, crying, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:church, bar
Story:alcoholic drink, older woman younger man relationship, virginity, cross, pay phone, virgin, strip club, apology, subjective camera, drink, car, underwear, telephone call, coming of age, cult film, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, kiss

Made Of Honor (2008)
Comedy, Romance

Made Of Honor (2008)

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

Themes:divorce, wedding, drinking, jealousy, marriage
Locations:church, bar
Story:bride and groom, twenty something, college student, woman, undressing, drink, airplane, face slap, underwear, rain, telephone call, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, bare chested male, kiss

Flight (2012)
Drama, Thriller

Flight (2012)

Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he was intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems... (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:airport, hotel, church
Characters:lawyer, alcoholic, nudity
Story:car driving, blood test, hotel room, landlord, rainstorm, pride, apology, woman, stripper, beer, drink, airplane, car, rain, father son relationship, bare chested male, kiss

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:unfaithfulness, divorce, wedding, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Mood:satire
Locations:bar
Characters:lawyer, nudity
Story:sports car, marriage proposal, bride and groom, fish tank, sunbathing, anxiety, promise, pay phone, strip club, apology, woman, subjective camera, stripper, running, sunglasses, beer, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, airplane

The Life Of David Gale (2003) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system. This is why The Life Of David Gale (2003) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, drinking, adultery, infidelity
Locations:church, bar
Characters:alcoholic, lawyer, nudity
Story:presbyterian, rape accusation, rainstorm, pay phone, gas station, scantily clad female, running, tears, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, rain, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, police

Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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)

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, wedding, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Locations:hotel, church, bar
Characters:nudity
Story:wedding dress, bride and groom, date, woman, dysfunctional family, tears, beer, extramarital affair, undressing, drink, watching tv, rain, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, cult film, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, drinking, adultery, infidelity, marriage
Mood:satire
Locations:church
Story:virginity, older woman younger man relationship, volkswagen beetle, date, cross, college student, virgin, scantily clad female, woman, cleavage, stripper, sunglasses, tears, beer, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, face slap, swimming pool, crying

Leap Year (2010)
Comedy, Romance

Leap Year (2010)

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. (Read More)

Themes:wedding, drinking, marriage
Locations:airport, hotel, church, bar
Story:date, wedding dress, marriage proposal, bride and groom, cross, pay phone, scantily clad female, woman, cleavage, running, tears, beer, love triangle, bus, drink, airplane, car, rain, crying, telephone call

White Oleander (2002) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

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

Themes:unfaithfulness, divorce, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity
Mood:melodrama
Characters:lawyer
Story:forbidden love, cross, dysfunctional family, tears, beer, extramarital affair, bus, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, underwear, swimming pool, crying, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship

American Pie (1999)
Comedy

American Pie (1999)

Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin are four friends who make a pact that before they graduate they will all lose their virginity. The hard job now is how to reach that goal by prom night. Whilst Oz begins singing to grab attention and Kevin tries to persuade his girlfriend, Finch tries any easy route of spreading rumors and Jim fails miserably. Whether it is being caught on top of a pie or on the Internet, Jim always ends up with his trusty sex advice from his father. Will they achieve their goal of getting laid by prom night? Or will they learn something much different? This is why American Pie (1999) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation
Characters:nipples, nudity
Story:virginity, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age film, graduate, monkey, date, virgin, library, scantily clad female, cleavage, beer, undressing, topless female nudity, coming of age, cult film, leg spreading, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male, two word title

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:unfaithfulness, drinking, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, marriage
Locations:bar
Story:scantily clad female, cleavage, tears, beer, extramarital affair, drink, watching tv, los angeles california, underwear, swimming pool, crying, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male, independent film, police

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:humiliation, obsession, divorce, wedding, marriage, drinking
Locations:airport, church
Characters:lawyer
Story:hotel room, business partner, phone booth, shaving, pay phone, tears, drink, airplane, underwear, crying, telephone call, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, police, kiss

Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like The Graduate (1967)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

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

Themes:divorce, wedding, drinking, marriage
Characters:nipples
Story:unhappy marriage, promise, college student, gas station, scantily clad female, apology, driving, dysfunctional family, cleavage, running, tears, beer, bus, drink, face slap, car, crying, telephone call, leg spreading, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

Rush (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Sport

Rush (2013)

Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy 'James Hunt (II)' (qv) (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver 'Niki Lauda' (qv) (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, wedding, infidelity
Story:driving a car, sports car, unhappy marriage, marriage proposal, automobile, character's point of view camera shot, break up, driving, woman, cleavage, undressing, watching tv, car, rain, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, bare chested male

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