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The Lake House (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The Lake House (2006)

When two people "connect" the bond between them can be so pure and simple as to stir hearts in heaven. When they connect in all the right places at all the wrong times, heaven weeps for broken hearts. To heal these broken hearts, heaven breaks time.

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:lake,  snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:glass house,  architect,  writing a letter,  house,  tenant,  mailbox,  surprise birthday party,  writing memoirs,  lake michigan,  running on a bridge,  birthday party,  hand delivered letter,  reading a letter,  love letter,  bus accident,  hit by a bus,  voice over letter,  running after a train,  train station,  little girl,  party invitation,  new year's eve party,  female doctor,  hospital cafeteria,  reference to crime and punishment the novel,  reference to barcelona spain,  reference to budweiser,  chevrolet pickup truck,  reference to frank lloyd wright,  reference to jack kerouac,  remake of korean film,  startled by phone,  talking to a dog,  stood up for dinner,  shouting surprise,  eating a sandwich,  valentine's card,  animal track,  hospital visit,  love across time,  reference to jane austen,  remake of asian film,  stray dog,  skating rink,  reference to clark gable,  parallel time,  floorboard,  reference to dostoyevsky,  ringing telephone,  watching a movie on tv,  plumbing,  reference to friedrich nietzsche,  talking to oneself,  packing,  valentine's day,  hospital bed,  ford mustang,  hospital room,  station wagon,  road accident,  gurney,  mail,  barking dog,  sailboat,  construction worker,  paint,  cartoon on tv,  global warming,  brushing teeth,  pigeon,  bench,  pet dog,  ice skating,  attic,  sculpture,  shovel,  construction site,  attorney,  scene during opening credits,  patient,  architecture,  pickup truck,  black american,  heart attack,  chess,  graffiti,  fireworks,  death of brother,  split screen,  gift,  stalking,  key,  tree,  chicago illinois,  coffee,  drawing,  bridge,  wine,  time travel,  cafe,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  book,  painting,  letter,  bus,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  surprise ending,  three word title,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog,  kiss

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

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:voice over letter,  little girl,  female doctor,  gurney,  construction worker,  brushing teeth,  construction site,  architect,  scene during opening credits,  pickup truck,  coffee,  bridge,  beer,  painting,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  party,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

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Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  doctor
Story:bus accident,  little girl,  female doctor,  hospital cafeteria,  scene during opening credits,  patient,  chicago illinois,  drawing,  beer,  bus,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  surprise ending,  death,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Miss Potter (2006)
Biography, Drama

Miss Potter (2006)

In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne, who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne. Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District, and if she is still interested in Norman after the summertime, he would bless their marriage. When Miss Potter stops receiving letters from Norman, she is disappointed. Then one day she receives a letter from Millie explaining what had happened to Norman. (Read More)

Themes:writing
Locations:lake
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  dancer,  girl
Story:writing a letter,  love letter,  voice over letter,  book,  train station,  little girl,  death of brother,  drawing,  house,  tears,  painting,  letter,  rain,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  little girl,  watching a movie on tv,  gift,  drawing,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  letter,  bus,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  car accident,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

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La Grande Bellezza (2013)
Drama

La Grande Bellezza (2013)

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafes to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. This is why La Grande Bellezza (2013) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  birthday,  little girl,  reference to dostoyevsky,  paint,  bench,  sculpture,  key,  book,  painting,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog,  kiss

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:birthday party,  little girl,  architect,  patient,  pickup truck,  heart attack,  drawing,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

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

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  dancer,  doctor
Story:birthday party,  little girl,  watching a movie on tv,  bench,  scene during opening credits,  black american,  split screen,  wine,  cafe,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rain,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  dog

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Reign Over Me (2007) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:paint,  attorney,  patient,  black american,  coffee,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  beer,  painting,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  crying,  three word title,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  dancer,  doctor
Story:house,  train station,  pet dog,  attorney,  pickup truck,  chicago illinois,  wine,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  book,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  car accident,  party,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  dog

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. This is why Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  girl
Story:brushing teeth,  attorney,  pickup truck,  fireworks,  stalking,  coffee,  bridge,  wine,  cafe,  birthday,  book,  painting,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  rain,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:lake
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:train station,  little girl,  packing,  mailbox,  tears,  beer,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  kiss

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:birthday party,  reference to frank lloyd wright,  mailbox,  pigeon,  architecture,  heart attack,  wine,  cafe,  death of father,  birthday,  beer,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  train,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  death

White Oleander (2002)
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:drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  girl
Story:construction worker,  cartoon on tv,  construction site,  chess,  gift,  drawing,  wine,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  painting,  letter,  bus,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

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Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  doctor
Story:packing,  shovel,  coffee,  wine,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss

Another Earth (2011)
Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Another Earth (2011)

SPOILER: Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and tells him he has won a free cleaning service of his home. Rhoda wins the writing contest, but meanwhile John and she have fallen in love with each other. Rhoda has to take a decision whether she goes or stays, but she wants to tell John the truth first. This is why Another Earth (2011) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:train station,  talking to oneself,  attic,  scene during opening credits,  pickup truck,  house,  tears,  letter,  bus,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:lake,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  plumbing,  packing,  tenant,  mailbox,  shovel,  attorney,  scene during opening credits,  bridge,  wine,  cafe,  tears,  drink,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  three word title,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  kiss,  death

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The Station Agent (2003)
Comedy, Drama

The Station Agent (2003)

When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tried to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly friendly Cuban hot-dog vendor.

Themes:drinking
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:girl
Story:train station,  train,  mail,  pickup truck,  gift,  coffee,  bridge,  cafe,  death of father,  beer,  book,  painting,  drink,  rain,  cell phone,  three word title,  african american,  dog,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  death

Goal! (2005)
Drama, Romance, Sport

Goal! (2005)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:train station,  heart attack,  house,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  beer,  drink,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  party,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

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.

Themes:drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  girl
Story:barking dog,  paint,  cartoon on tv,  pet dog,  pickup truck,  tears,  beer,  drink,  watching tv,  rain,  crying,  three word title,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  dog

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The Kite Runner (2007) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama

The Kite Runner (2007)

In the 70's in Afghanistan, the Pushtun boy Amir and the Hazara boy Hassan, who is his loyal friend and son of their Hazara servant Ali, are raised together in Amir's father house, playing and kiting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father Baba blames him for the death of his mother in the delivery, and also that his father loves and prefers Hassan to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir winning a competition of kiting, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but he is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite; the coward Amir witness the assault but does not help the loyal Hassam. On the day after his birthday party, Amir hides his new watch in Hassam's bed to frame the boy as a thief and force his father to fire Ali, releasing his conscience from recalling his cowardice and betrayal. In 1979, the Russians invade Afghanistan and Baba and Amir escape to Pakistan. In 1988, they have a simple life in Fremont, California, when Amir graduates in a public college for the pride and joy of Baba. Later Amir meets his countrywoman Soraya and they get married. In 2000, after the death of Baba, Amir is a famous novelist and receives a phone call from the terminal Rahim Khan, who discloses secrets about his family, forcing Amir to return to Peshawar, in Pakistan, in a journey of redemption. This is why The Kite Runner (2007) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer
Story:birthday party,  voice over letter,  ford mustang,  pigeon,  pickup truck,  fireworks,  tree,  house,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  book,  letter,  mirror,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  three word title,  party,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  dog

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:bus accident,  pigeon,  bench,  tree,  coffee,  cafe,  birthday,  beer,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  kiss,  death

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  hospital
Story:bus accident,  train station,  little girl,  mailbox,  barking dog,  house,  cafe,  death of father,  book,  letter,  bus,  train,  dancing,  father son relationship,  dog,  death

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The Glass House (2001)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Glass House (2001)

When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  doctor
Story:glass house,  car accident,  house,  architect,  drawing,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  rain,  crying,  death,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Fucking Amal (1998) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:girl
Story:birthday party,  birthday,  bridge,  wine,  tears,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  party,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction. This is why Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:lake,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  dancer,  girl
Story:voice over letter,  attorney,  pickup truck,  death of father,  tears,  beer,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  death

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The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  dancer,  doctor
Story:pickup truck,  heart attack,  death of brother,  coffee,  cafe,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  drawing,  house,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  book,  letter,  bus,  drink,  mirror,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss

Rumor Has It... (2005) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
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:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  dancer
Story:new year's eve party,  key,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  book,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  dog

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I Am Sam (2001)
Drama

I Am Sam (2001)

Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  little girl,  cartoon on tv,  attorney,  coffee,  birthday,  tears,  book,  painting,  watching tv,  crying,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  dog

Proof (2005)
Drama, Mystery

Proof (2005)

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs. This is why Proof (2005) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:lake,  snow
Characters:writer
Story:packing,  bench,  chicago illinois,  wine,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  book,  drink,  watching tv,  rain,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

La Migliore Offerta (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

La Migliore Offerta (2013)

In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert, known and appreciated by the world. Oldman is hired by a solitary young heiress, Claire Ibbetson, to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. Robert aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire's belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her and deal with his feelings towards her. Also a friend of Oldman, Billy Whistler helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:writer
Story:mail,  attic,  sculpture,  scene during opening credits,  key,  wine,  cafe,  birthday,  book,  painting,  drink,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  kiss

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Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
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:drinking
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:birthday party,  wine,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  book,  bus,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Gifted (2017)
Drama

Gifted (2017)

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

Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  dancer,  girl
Story:watching a movie on tv,  mailbox,  scene during opening credits,  pickup truck,  black american,  drawing,  beer,  letter,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Madeo (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:drinking
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  dancer,  girl
Story:attic,  coffee,  house,  cafe,  tears,  book,  bus,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  surprise ending,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

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Stay (2005)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Stay (2005)

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal. This is why Stay (2005) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Characters:dancer
Story:patient,  gurney,  mailbox,  black american,  chess,  key,  drawing,  bridge,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  painting,  drink,  car accident,  rain,  crying,  train,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog,  kiss

The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:pickup truck,  black american,  death of father,  tears,  beer,  drink,  computer,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

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

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:little girl,  station wagon,  paint,  wine,  birthday,  tears,  book,  painting,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  train,  party,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. When his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids while his work suffers. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer
Story:skating rink,  ice skating,  shovel,  gift,  bridge,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  letter,  watching tv,  computer,  cell phone,  crying,  three word title,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:writer,  girl,  doctor
Story:birthday party,  shovel,  drawing,  wine,  death of father,  birthday,  book,  painting,  drink,  mirror,  brother brother relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

La Science Des Reves (2006) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:writer,  dancer
Story:voice over letter,  parallel time,  bench,  construction site,  drawing,  bridge,  time travel,  death of father,  book,  painting,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

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August Rush (2007)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:gurney,  black american,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  drink,  rain,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  party,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Ikiru (1952)
Drama

Ikiru (1952)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:writer,  dancer,  doctor
Story:birthday party,  skating rink,  ice skating,  construction site,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  bus,  drink,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  train,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog

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:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:doctor
Story:love letter,  ice skating,  heart attack,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  drink,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  death,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

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Abre Los Ojos (1997) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Abre Los Ojos (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:lawyer,  dancer,  doctor
Story:cartoon on tv,  drawing,  death of father,  birthday,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  car accident,  three word title,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

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. This is why Lolita (1997) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:lake,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:station wagon,  mail,  brushing teeth,  house,  tears,  drink,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  rain,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  dog

No Reservations (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

No Reservations (2007)

A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  snow,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:voice over letter,  cartoon on tv,  pickup truck,  wine,  cafe,  tears,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss

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Ladder 49 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as he reflects on his life, now Deputy Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save him. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  death of brother,  coffee,  cafe,  death of father,  birthday,  drink,  watching tv,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog

Candy (2006) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (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:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:girl,  doctor
Story:bench,  pickup truck,  wine,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  book,  painting,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:birthday party,  voice over letter,  sailboat,  pet dog,  fireworks,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  book,  painting,  letter,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  crying,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog,  kiss

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