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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:writing a letter,  surprise birthday party,  writing memoirs,  glass house,  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,  reference to frank lloyd wright,  chevrolet pickup truck,  reference to jack kerouac,  startled by phone,  remake of korean film,  talking to a dog,  stood up for dinner,  shouting surprise,  valentine's card,  eating a sandwich,  animal track,  hospital visit,  love across time,  reference to jane austen,  stray dog,  remake of asian film,  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,  tenant,  hospital bed,  hospital room,  ford mustang,  station wagon,  road accident,  gurney,  mailbox,  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,  architect,  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,  house,  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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog,  kiss

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called 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)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:bus accident,  voice over letter,  train station,  little girl,  hospital visit,  hospital bed,  mailbox,  barking dog,  shovel,  scene during opening credits,  heart attack,  coffee,  house,  wine,  cafe,  death of father,  book,  letter,  bus,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  train,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  kiss,  death

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,  train station,  little girl,  death of brother,  drawing,  house,  tears,  book,  painting,  letter,  rain,  crying,  train,  brother brother relationship,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss

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,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Stay (2005) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
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.

Themes:writing,  drinking
Characters:dancer
Story:gurney,  mailbox,  patient,  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,  dog,  kiss,  death

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:snow,  restaurant,  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,  kiss,  death

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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

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

The Station Agent (2003) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
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
Story:train station,  mail,  pickup truck,  gift,  coffee,  bridge,  cafe,  death of father,  beer,  book,  painting,  drink,  rain,  cell phone,  train,  three word title,  african american,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  kiss,  death

Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Romantic comedy: Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad is in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins in 1992, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves to New York from Wisconsin in order to work on the Clinton campaign. For Maya, Will relives his past as a idealistic young man learning the ins and outs of big city politics, and recounts the history of his romantic relationships with three very different women. On the campaign, Will's best buddy is Russell McCormack. They not only have similar political aspirations, they share the same type of girl problems, too. Will hopelessly attempts a "PG" version of his story for his daughter ad changes the names so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, the dependable girl next-door Emily? Is she his longtime best friend and confidante, the apolitical April? Or is she the free-spirited but ambitious journalist? As Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. And as Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back...and maybe even possible to find a happy ending. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  little girl,  mailbox,  black american,  split screen,  wine,  cafe,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  book,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss,  dog

All Good Things (2010)
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,  mailbox,  shovel,  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,  kiss,  death,  dog

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

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

Themes: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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  death

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. (Read More)

Themes: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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  death,  kiss

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,  architect,  drawing,  house,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  car accident,  rain,  crying,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Drama, Family

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachi.

Locations:snow
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:train station,  talking to a dog,  remake of asian film,  pickup truck,  black american,  heart attack,  death of father,  tears,  beer,  watching tv,  computer,  rain,  crying,  train,  dancing,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  kiss,  death

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. (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

Proof (2005) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
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. (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

The Great Beauty (2013)
Drama

The Great Beauty (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. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl
Story:birthday party,  little girl,  reference to dostoyevsky,  paint,  bench,  sculpture,  key,  birthday,  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,  kiss,  dog

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  doctor
Story:gurney,  heart attack,  bridge,  wine,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  drink,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  three word title,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  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.

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

Julieta (2016) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama, Romance, Mystery

Julieta (2016)

Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find her, leaving Julieta desperate to understand the reasons of her missing... (Read More)

Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:writer,  girl
Story:writing a letter,  voice over letter,  train station,  little girl,  hospital visit,  packing,  mail,  bench,  sculpture,  coffee,  wine,  death of father,  book,  letter,  bus,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  rain,  cell phone,  train,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss,  dog

50/50 (2011)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

50/50 (2011)

Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are.

Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:writer,  doctor
Story:female doctor,  watching a movie on tv,  hospital room,  brushing teeth,  patient,  black american,  split screen,  birthday,  tears,  book,  painting,  bus,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  dog

Prime (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer,  girl
Story:patient,  black american,  bridge,  wine,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  beer,  book,  painting,  drink,  watching tv,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  dog

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  death

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:writer,  dancer
Story:mailbox,  mail,  sailboat,  architect,  split screen,  drawing,  bridge,  tears,  book,  letter,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  crying,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  dog

Reign Over Me (2007)
Drama

Reign Over Me (2007)

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

Themes:drinking
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

Dan In Real Life (2007) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Dan In Real Life (2007)

Single father Dan Burns dedicates his life to his children, but one day he meets Marie at a bookstore. They get to know each other, but then Dan finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother, Mitch.

Themes:writing
Locations:restaurant
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:station wagon,  cafe,  tears,  book,  bus,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

My Left Foot (1989)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot (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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death

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:drinking
Locations:lake,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:dancer
Story:train station,  brushing teeth,  scene during opening credits,  cafe,  tears,  beer,  bus,  drink,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  dog,  kiss

Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Story:writing a letter,  voice over letter,  little girl,  packing,  hospital room,  house,  cafe,  birthday,  beer,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  rain,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  kiss,  dog

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

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

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  girl,  doctor
Story:writing a letter,  voice over letter,  pickup truck,  wine,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  book,  letter,  drink,  watching tv,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

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:drinking
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  writer,  dancer
Story:new year's eve party,  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

In The Land Of Women (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In The Land Of Women (2007)

L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough, after his actress girlfriend dumps him, to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take care of herself and her Detroit suburb house anyway. Helpful Carter soon overcomes mishaps to bond with the foxy neighbor across the street and her daughters. Helping them actually helps him regain perspective and self-confidence. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:writer,  girl
Story:house,  cafe,  tears,  painting,  letter,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  death,  kiss

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:lake,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  girl,  doctor
Story:little girl,  packing,  hospital bed,  attorney,  heart attack,  chess,  chicago illinois,  coffee,  cafe,  death of father,  beer,  drink,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  brother brother relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama, Romance, Sport, Adventure

Goal! The Dream Begins (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,  death,  kiss

Click (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Click (2006)

Michael Newman (Sandler) is a hard working family man, who must please his boss (Hasselhoff), in order to get promoted. Problem is he gets less time with his family, and wishes for a remote in which he can control his life. This soon comes true for Newman, when he meets Morty (Walken), a crazy sales clerk, who has the ultimate remote. A remote in which he can do anything, including muting, skipping and dubbing his life. He finds this to be the opportunity in which he can not only skip every argument, but also skip to his promotion. He sees this as a good idea, until the remote goes horribly wrong. (Read More)

Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Story:cartoon on tv,  architect,  architecture,  heart attack,  fireworks,  bridge,  time travel,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  watching tv,  computer,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  crying,  surprise ending,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death,  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

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,  kiss,  dog

Mother (2009) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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

Beginners (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Beginners (2010)

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

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:female doctor,  talking to a dog,  packing,  bench,  black american,  graffiti,  fireworks,  drawing,  death of father,  tears,  book,  drink,  computer,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  party,  dancing,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  dog

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,  painting,  letter,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  crying,  party,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  dog,  kiss

Take Shelter (2011)
Drama, Thriller

Take Shelter (2011)

Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:doctor
Story:little girl,  barking dog,  construction worker,  shovel,  pickup truck,  black american,  key,  death of father,  tears,  beer,  book,  drink,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  dog

Adam (2009) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Adam (2009)

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam's ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:lawyer,  writer
Story:little girl,  bench,  black american,  cafe,  death of father,  tears,  book,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  cell phone,  crying,  train,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  kiss

Orange County (2002)
Comedy, Drama

Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Characters:writer,  dancer
Story:cartoon on tv,  drawing,  wine,  tears,  beer,  book,  letter,  drink,  crying,  brother brother relationship,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  kiss,  death

New York, I Love You (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encou… (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:writer,  dancer
Story:little girl,  reference to crime and punishment the novel,  reference to dostoyevsky,  bench,  black american,  split screen,  gift,  drawing,  wine,  cafe,  book,  painting,  drink,  watching tv,  computer,  mirror,  rain,  cell phone,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  death

Sliding Doors (1998) is one of the best movies like The Lake House (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Sliding Doors (1998)

In London, the public relation Helen is fired from her position in a PR company. While returning home, she does not catch the train in the subway. But in another possibility of her life, she catches the train in the subway. The story shows two parallel lives of Helen: in one life, she stays with her boyfriend Gerry, and in the other life, she finds that Gerry cheats her with Lydia and falls in love with James Hammerton. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drinking
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:writer
Story:parallel time,  hospital room,  scene during opening credits,  bridge,  wine,  cafe,  birthday,  book,  drink,  watching tv,  rain,  crying,  train,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss

Closer (2004)
Drama, Romance

Closer (2004)

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

Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  doctor
Story:stalking,  cafe,  death of father,  birthday,  tears,  book,  bus,  computer,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  car accident,  rain,  crying,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  kiss

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