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The Master (2012)
Drama

The Master (2012)

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

Themes:philosophy,  writing,  trauma,  greed,  insanity,  wrestling,  paranoia,  memory,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  religion,  marriage
Locations:pennsylvania,  ship,  england,  courtroom,  sea,  elevator,  school,  beach,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  alcoholic,  lust,  writer,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:cabbage patch,  coconut tree,  erlenmeyer flask,  scotch whiskey,  cult leader,  religious cult,  locked in jail,  piano player,  jail cell,  cult,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  school uniform,  telephone call,  sex obsession,  kissing someone's stomach,  reference to douglas macarthur,  kool cigarettes,  norwegian american,  posing for a portrait,  sand sculpture,  slapping oneself,  past life regression,  nuclear physicist,  charismatic leader,  greedy institution,  psychological testing,  rorschach inkblot,  psychiatric evaluation,  v j day,  falling to the ground,  rorschach test,  radio studio,  right hand man,  70mm film,  reference to doris day,  vagina slur,  aloneness,  the future,  year 1950,  river boat,  u.s. sailor,  end of war,  23 year old,  farm worker,  charisma,  reference to paris france,  sandcastle,  warrant,  cabbage,  trippy,  male orgasm,  electric fan,  machinery,  indoctrination,  penis slur,  past life,  printing press,  kiss on the cheek,  hand on crotch,  humming,  kidney,  fanaticism,  flyer,  woman wearing black lingerie,  scientology,  mentor protege relationship,  stowaway,  tricycle,  world war two veteran,  coconut,  bride and groom,  sect,  headache,  waking up,  darkroom,  u.s. navy,  hammock,  meat cleaver,  radio show,  horniness,  alabama,  bunk bed,  giving a toast,  leukemia,  cello,  bathrobe,  department store,  u.s. soldier,  tape recording,  poisoning,  16 year old,  envy,  looking out a window,  flask,  digging,  reading aloud,  selfishness,  dead father,  spiral staircase,  dock,  drifter,  post world war two,  earphones,  imprisonment,  wrestler,  nervous breakdown,  mental hospital,  capture,  post traumatic stress disorder,  hypnosis,  shovel,  aunt nephew relationship,  nostalgia,  yacht,  bravery,  pills,  movie theatre,  whiskey,  flatulence,  first love,  communist,  no panties,  applause,  typewriter,  sleeping,  hairy chest,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  pursuit,  speech,  manipulation,  court,  storytelling,  public nudity,  microphone,  author,  flash forward,  controversy,  child,  false accusation,  mental illness,  apology,  female pubic hair,  eating,  montage,  flashlight,  spy,  f word,  scientist,  telephone,  science,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  jail,  piano,  college,  bathroom,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  food,  testicles,  dream,  beating,  woman on top,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  world war two,  topless female nudity,  leg spreading,  chase,  new york city,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex,  flashback,  violence,  masturbation,  fight,  nudity,  kiss,  police

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:writer,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:jail cell,  telephone call,  kissing someone's stomach,  vagina slur,  kiss on the cheek,  giving a toast,  pills,  applause,  hairy chest,  pursuit,  manipulation,  microphone,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  running,  reference to god,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  food,  testicles,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  nudity,  police,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  kiss

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

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

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

Themes:writing,  paranoia,  memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:school
Characters:writer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:jail cell,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  u.s. sailor,  reference to paris france,  penis slur,  giving a toast,  reading aloud,  post world war two,  whiskey,  typewriter,  hairy chest,  pursuit,  author,  flash forward,  mental illness,  apology,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  college,  reference to god,  tears,  book,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  song,  crying,  world war two,  chase,  new york city,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  fight,  kiss,  flashback,  police,  sex,  masturbation

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

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

Themes:memory,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:beach,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  giving a toast,  reading aloud,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  flash forward,  child,  apology,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  book,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  dream,  woman on top,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  leg spreading,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  nudity,  kiss,  fight,  sex

Woman In Gold (2015) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

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

Themes:memory,  drinking
Locations:courtroom,  elevator
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  kiss on the cheek,  bride and groom,  giving a toast,  cello,  reading aloud,  applause,  sleeping,  pursuit,  speech,  flash forward,  false accusation,  apology,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  running,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  mirror,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  world war two,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  fight

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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. This is why Nowhere Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:school
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:piano player,  school uniform,  telephone call,  looking out a window,  flask,  aunt nephew relationship,  movie theatre,  sleeping,  microphone,  flash forward,  eating,  montage,  telephone,  piano,  college,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  book,  letter,  drink,  urination,  mirror,  food,  dream,  song,  crying,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  masturbation,  flashback,  kiss,  sex

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

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

Themes:insanity,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:courtroom
Characters:psychiatrist,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  vagina slur,  warrant,  penis slur,  kiss on the cheek,  hand on crotch,  horniness,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  selfishness,  mental hospital,  applause,  court,  microphone,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  f word,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  song,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  kiss,  violence

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home.

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:beach
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:humming,  earphones,  flatulence,  sleeping,  pursuit,  microphone,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  book,  face slap,  urination,  food,  song,  chase,  party,  singing,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  masturbation,  fight,  flashback,  sex

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Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  penis slur,  woman wearing black lingerie,  horniness,  giving a toast,  reading aloud,  sleeping,  hairy chest,  pursuit,  flash forward,  child,  apology,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  college,  reference to god,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  testicles,  woman on top,  pregnancy,  chase,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  masturbation,  sex,  flashback,  kiss,  fight

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

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

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:elevator
Characters:psychiatrist,  dancer,  policeman,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  earphones,  sleeping,  flash forward,  child,  apology,  eating,  montage,  flashlight,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  woman on top,  pregnancy,  topless female nudity,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  kiss,  flashback,  violence,  nudity,  sex

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. This is why We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  looking out a window,  reading aloud,  earphones,  pills,  flatulence,  author,  flash forward,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  handcuffs,  running,  tears,  lie,  book,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  new york city,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  masturbation,  flashback,  kiss,  violence

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Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  paranoia,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:elevator,  beach,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  trippy,  pills,  sleeping,  pursuit,  flash forward,  apology,  female pubic hair,  eating,  flashlight,  f word,  little girl,  bathroom,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  dream,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  leg spreading,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  police,  violence,  kiss,  sex

Before I Go To Sleep (2014) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  trauma,  paranoia,  fear,  marriage
Locations:england,  elevator,  school,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  camera,  telephone call,  penis slur,  humming,  waking up,  sleeping,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  flash forward,  false accusation,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  bathroom,  running,  lie,  letter,  arrest,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  dream,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  nudity,  sex,  violence,  kiss,  flashback

Anonymous (2011)
Drama, Thriller

Anonymous (2011)

Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Edward's life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night's Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:england
Characters:writer,  dancer,  singer
Story:jail cell,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  printing press,  giving a toast,  applause,  pursuit,  author,  flash forward,  controversy,  child,  jail,  reference to god,  book,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  dream,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  nudity,  flashback

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Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

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

Themes:philosophy,  memory,  wedding,  fear,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  doctor
Story:jail cell,  telephone call,  tape recording,  selfishness,  earphones,  bravery,  pills,  movie theatre,  first love,  communist,  pursuit,  storytelling,  flash forward,  false accusation,  eating,  flashlight,  jail,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  arrest,  drink,  motorcycle,  food,  dream,  crying,  chase,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  kiss,  police

Blue Valentine (2010)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. This is why Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:wrestling,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:pennsylvania,  school
Characters:lust,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  reading aloud,  earphones,  wrestler,  no panties,  applause,  sleeping,  flash forward,  controversy,  child,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  little girl,  bathroom,  running,  tears,  taxi,  book,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  leg spreading,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  fight,  violence,  flashback

The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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:memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  dancer
Story:telephone call,  giving a toast,  flask,  dead father,  whiskey,  sleeping,  storytelling,  flash forward,  apology,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  science,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  drink,  crying,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  kiss,  sex

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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:insanity,  memory,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:telephone call,  earphones,  mental hospital,  post traumatic stress disorder,  aunt nephew relationship,  movie theatre,  false accusation,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  montage,  college,  tears,  taxi,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  food,  dream,  song,  crying,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  violence,  flashback

Hair (1979)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:courtroom
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:jail cell,  bride and groom,  bunk bed,  u.s. soldier,  hairy chest,  public nudity,  microphone,  cult,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  urination,  food,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  new york city,  party,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  police,  flashback,  nudity,  masturbation

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:greed,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:ship,  courtroom,  elevator
Characters:lust,  dancer,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  vagina slur,  penis slur,  bride and groom,  selfishness,  spiral staircase,  aunt nephew relationship,  yacht,  pills,  whiskey,  no panties,  applause,  court,  microphone,  apology,  female pubic hair,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  jail,  running,  reference to god,  lie,  arrest,  drink,  urination,  mirror,  black comedy,  food,  testicles,  beating,  pregnancy,  topless female nudity,  leg spreading,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  kiss,  fight,  masturbation,  nudity,  flashback

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La Grande Bellezza (2013) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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 Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  memory,  wedding,  drinking,  religion
Locations:ship,  sea,  elevator,  beach
Characters:writer,  dancer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  vagina slur,  kiss on the cheek,  hammock,  giving a toast,  first love,  applause,  microphone,  controversy,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  little girl,  lie,  book,  arrest,  drink,  food,  song,  crying,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  flashback,  kiss

Big Eyes (2014)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Big Eyes (2014)

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  insanity,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  beach
Characters:photographer
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  printing press,  radio show,  post world war two,  typewriter,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  pursuit,  court,  microphone,  flash forward,  child,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  book,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  food,  crying,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  kiss,  fight

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
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,  memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:school,  pennsylvania,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  writer,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:mental illness,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  giving a toast,  16 year old,  looking out a window,  nervous breakdown,  mental hospital,  aunt nephew relationship,  pills,  movie theatre,  first love,  typewriter,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  college,  bathroom,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  book,  letter,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  crying,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  sex,  flashback,  kiss

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Mustang (2015)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Locations:school,  beach,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  school uniform,  telephone call,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  sleeping,  pursuit,  apology,  eating,  telephone,  running,  reference to god,  rifle,  book,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  violence

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  flask,  digging,  shovel,  whiskey,  applause,  typewriter,  microphone,  author,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  book,  drink,  mirror,  food,  pregnancy,  song,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  fight,  flashback

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:beach,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer
Story:telephone call,  looking out a window,  aunt nephew relationship,  applause,  sleeping,  flash forward,  female pubic hair,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  bathroom,  running,  tears,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  urination,  motorcycle,  food,  woman on top,  crying,  topless female nudity,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  flashback,  fight,  sex,  violence,  kiss

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The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:trauma,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:piano player,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  kiss on the cheek,  giving a toast,  digging,  reading aloud,  post traumatic stress disorder,  shovel,  hairy chest,  pursuit,  flash forward,  apology,  piano,  running,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  book,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  fight,  violence,  flashback

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

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

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

Themes:wedding,  memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:sea,  beach
Characters:lust,  writer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  vagina slur,  penis slur,  hand on crotch,  horniness,  giving a toast,  16 year old,  aunt nephew relationship,  flatulence,  no panties,  storytelling,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  college,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  urination,  food,  woman on top,  song,  crying,  leg spreading,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  kiss,  nudity,  masturbation

Youth (2015) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

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

Themes:philosophy,  memory,  fear
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  bathrobe,  looking out a window,  earphones,  applause,  sleeping,  microphone,  apology,  female pubic hair,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  reference to god,  lie,  letter,  camera,  face slap,  urination,  food,  dream,  song,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Love & Mercy (2014)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:piano player,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  kiss on the cheek,  giving a toast,  cello,  16 year old,  earphones,  nervous breakdown,  yacht,  pills,  applause,  sleeping,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  microphone,  flash forward,  child,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  song,  crying,  party,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  flashback

Dark Places (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. This is why Dark Places (2015) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:writing,  trauma,  memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  religion
Characters:photographer,  dancer
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  penis slur,  16 year old,  digging,  aunt nephew relationship,  pursuit,  court,  flash forward,  false accusation,  cult,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  pregnancy,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  flashback,  police,  violence,  sex,  kiss

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

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

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

Themes:memory,  drinking
Locations:elevator,  school,  hospital
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  penis slur,  kiss on the cheek,  leukemia,  looking out a window,  storytelling,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  montage,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  college,  reference to god,  lie,  letter,  drink,  mirror,  black comedy,  food,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  masturbation,  fight

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Rumor Has It... (2005) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rumor Has It... (2005)

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

Themes:wedding,  memory,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:writer,  dancer
Story:telephone call,  bride and groom,  giving a toast,  movie theatre,  speech,  author,  child,  apology,  eating,  bathroom,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  drink,  mirror,  food,  testicles,  pregnancy,  crying,  new york city,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  kiss

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  memory,  drinking
Locations:ship,  elevator,  beach
Characters:lust,  writer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  past life,  stowaway,  poisoning,  spiral staircase,  typewriter,  pursuit,  author,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  handcuffs,  piano,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  food,  dream,  woman on top,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  fight,  flashback

August: Osage County (2013)
Drama

August: Osage County (2013)

Violet Weston ('Meryl Streep' (qv)) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including middle daughter Ivy, youngest daughter Karen (with her new fiance), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  shovel,  pills,  whiskey,  storytelling,  false accusation,  apology,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  book,  drink,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  fight

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Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. This is why Biutiful (2010) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:school,  beach,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  dancer,  policeman,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  dead father,  pills,  hairy chest,  pursuit,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  montage,  telephone,  little girl,  jail,  bathroom,  running,  tears,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  dream,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  kiss,  police,  violence

Mommy (2014) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Drama

Mommy (2014)

Forty-six year old Diane Despres - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living. That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Despres, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy. She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him which means only being able to do home based work. Despite they always yelling expletives at each other and Steve sometimes demonstrating those violent tendencies toward her, Die and Steve truly do love each other, his emotions which are sometimes manifested as an Oedipus complex especially as he seems to need her complete attention most specifically when it is being directed at possible male suitors. Their lives, both individually and as a family, are affected with the entrance of two of their neighbors. The first is Paul, a lawyer, who does have that sexual interest in Die as he tries to help Steve through his legal problems. The second and more important is Kyla, who lives across the street with her husband Patrick and their adolescent daughter, they who are in transit in their life to wherever Patrick's job will take them. Kyla is a high school teacher on sabbatical as she deals with her own emotional issues, which are manifested in stuttering whenever she feels incapable of dealing with her life. Kyla may find that she needs the Despres as much as they need her. (Read More)

Themes:writing,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:school,  beach,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  vagina slur,  kiss on the cheek,  bride and groom,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  dead father,  sleeping,  pursuit,  storytelling,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  running,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  masturbation,  fight,  kiss,  violence

Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

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

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:alcoholic,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  hand on crotch,  hairy chest,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  pursuit,  storytelling,  apology,  female pubic hair,  eating,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  jail,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  food,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  nudity,  sex,  police,  violence

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Secretary (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

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

Themes:writing,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  dancer
Story:telephone call,  kissing someone's stomach,  nervous breakdown,  mental hospital,  no panties,  applause,  typewriter,  mental illness,  female pubic hair,  telephone,  taxi,  letter,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  black comedy,  testicles,  crying,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  kiss,  sex,  masturbation,  nudity

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

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

Themes:wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:pennsylvania,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:piano player,  telephone call,  bride and groom,  u.s. soldier,  capture,  post traumatic stress disorder,  public nudity,  controversy,  telephone,  piano,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  urination,  motorcycle,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  kiss,  fight

A Hologram For The King (2016) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Hologram For The King (2016)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking
Locations:elevator
Characters:dancer,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  falling to the ground,  whiskey,  sleeping,  hairy chest,  flash forward,  apology,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  mirror,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex,  flashback,  kiss,  fight

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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:memory,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy
Characters:doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  giving a toast,  digging,  earphones,  shovel,  nostalgia,  apology,  eating,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  tears,  taxi,  drink,  urination,  mirror,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss

Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Inherent Vice (2014)

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  paranoia,  memory,  fear
Locations:elevator,  beach
Characters:photographer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  trippy,  humming,  horniness,  giving a toast,  mental hospital,  aunt nephew relationship,  movie theatre,  communist,  flash forward,  false accusation,  cult,  female pubic hair,  eating,  flashlight,  spy,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  running,  reference to god,  lie,  arrest,  face slap,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  food,  party,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  masturbation,  violence,  kiss,  fight,  flashback

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  religion
Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:writer,  policeman
Story:school uniform,  telephone call,  hand on crotch,  leukemia,  pills,  applause,  dream,  pursuit,  court,  storytelling,  public nudity,  mental illness,  eating,  telephone,  jail,  bathroom,  running,  tears,  rifle,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  food,  testicles,  beating,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  police,  masturbation,  fight,  sex

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August Rush (2007) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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,  jealousy
Locations:school,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  bunk bed,  cello,  pursuit,  microphone,  eating,  piano,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  flashback,  kiss,  fight

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Drama

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. This is why Mona Lisa Smile (2003) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  wedding,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:school,  beach
Characters:writer,  photographer,  dancer,  singer
Story:college,  school uniform,  telephone call,  reference to doris day,  bride and groom,  cello,  flask,  nostalgia,  communist,  hairy chest,  speech,  storytelling,  telephone,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  drink,  camera,  food,  song,  crying,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

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

Themes:memory,  religion
Locations:courtroom,  elevator,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  policeman
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  jail,  telephone call,  bunk bed,  capture,  pills,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  flash forward,  child,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  arrest,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  beating,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  masturbation,  police,  sex,  flashback,  kiss,  nudity

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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:fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:school,  courtroom
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman
Story:telephone call,  hairy chest,  court,  flash forward,  false accusation,  apology,  eating,  handcuffs,  running,  tears,  lie,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  beating,  crying,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  nudity,  violence,  flashback

Zerkalo (1975) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Biography, Drama

Zerkalo (1975)

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russian history and society.

Themes:memory
Characters:writer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  printing press,  hammock,  hypnosis,  sleeping,  controversy,  telephone,  running,  tears,  rifle,  book,  mirror,  food,  dream,  pregnancy,  crying,  world war two,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  nudity,  flashback

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:paranoia,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:courtroom,  school,  beach
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman
Story:school uniform,  telephone call,  digging,  applause,  sleeping,  court,  apology,  little girl,  jail,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  letter,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  beating,  crying,  party,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  kiss,  police

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