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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,  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,  past life regression,  nuclear physicist,  slapping oneself,  greedy institution,  charismatic leader,  psychological testing,  rorschach inkblot,  psychiatric evaluation,  v j day,  falling to the ground,  rorschach test,  right hand man,  radio studio,  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,  machinery,  electric fan,  indoctrination,  penis slur,  past life,  printing press,  kiss on the cheek,  hand on crotch,  humming,  kidney,  flyer,  fanaticism,  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,  giving a toast,  bunk bed,  leukemia,  cello,  bathrobe,  department store,  u.s. soldier,  tape recording,  16 year old,  poisoning,  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,  yacht,  nostalgia,  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,  cult,  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,  nudity,  kiss,  sex,  flashback,  violence,  masturbation,  police,  fight

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,  violence,  kiss,  flashback,  nudity,  police,  fight

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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  sex,  kiss,  masturbation,  police,  fight,  flashback

Adore (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adore (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

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like The Master (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:pennsylvania,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  writer,  photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story: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,  mental illness,  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,  flashback,  kiss

Woman In Gold (2015)
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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  flashback

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

Nowhere Boy (2009)

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

Themes: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,  sex,  masturbation,  kiss,  flashback

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,  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,  flashback,  kiss

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Drama, Music

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making.

Themes:drinking
Locations:elevator
Characters:policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  penis slur,  u.s. soldier,  looking out a window,  reading aloud,  applause,  sleeping,  pursuit,  storytelling,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  lie,  arrest,  drink,  black comedy,  food,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
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:trauma,  paranoia,  memory,  fear,  marriage
Locations:england,  elevator,  school,  hospital
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  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,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  food,  dream,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  party,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  violence,  nudity,  flashback,  fight

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:england,  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,  running,  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,  violence,  police,  kiss

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

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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

Themes: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,  flashback,  nudity,  masturbation,  kiss,  fight

My Left Foot (1989) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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,  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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  flashback,  sex

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: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,  flashback,  fight,  kiss

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,  flashback,  sex,  fight

The Dressmaker (2015)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:memory,  wedding,  drinking
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  falling to the ground,  bride and groom,  looking out a window,  whiskey,  sleeping,  pursuit,  microphone,  flash forward,  apology,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  rifle,  lie,  book,  letter,  arrest,  drink,  camera,  face slap,  mirror,  song,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  kiss,  flashback

The King's Speech (2010) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Biography, Drama

The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:england,  elevator
Characters:photographer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  kiss on the cheek,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  earphones,  applause,  typewriter,  speech,  storytelling,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  montage,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  book,  drink,  camera,  food,  song,  crying,  world war two,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  sex,  kiss,  masturbation,  fight

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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  nudity,  sex,  violence,  police

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. (Read More)

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

High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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,  sex,  nudity,  flashback,  kiss,  violence

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mamá También (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:memory,  wedding,  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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex,  nudity,  masturbation

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

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

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

Themes: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

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,  sex,  kiss,  police,  violence,  flashback

Crazy Heart (2009) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Drama, Music, Romance

Crazy Heart (2009)

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:alcoholic,  writer,  photographer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  mentor protege relationship,  flask,  nostalgia,  whiskey,  applause,  microphone,  flash forward,  apology,  eating,  piano,  tears,  taxi,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  food,  song,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  sex

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

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,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  nudity,  kiss

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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  fight,  flashback,  police

The Deer Hunter (1978) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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,  kiss,  fight,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:school,  beach,  hospital
Characters: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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  kiss,  police,  violence

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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  violence,  nudity

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. (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,  flashback,  violence,  fight

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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,  telephone call,  bunk bed,  capture,  pills,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  flash forward,  child,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  jail,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  arrest,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  beating,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  kiss,  police,  nudity,  masturbation,  sex

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Adam ('Tom Hiddleston' (qv)), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries ('Tilda Swinton' (qv)) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister ('Mia Wasikowska' (qv)). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  looking out a window,  flask,  earphones,  applause,  sleeping,  microphone,  montage,  flashlight,  f word,  scientist,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  bathroom,  taxi,  book,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  kiss,  nudity

The Spectacular Now (2013)
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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  sex,  kiss

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,  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,  bare breasts,  flashback,  kiss,  sex

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  wedding,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:courtroom,  elevator
Characters:writer,  policeman
Story:telephone call,  penis slur,  mentor protege relationship,  bunk bed,  flask,  spiral staircase,  imprisonment,  typewriter,  pursuit,  author,  flash forward,  eating,  montage,  flashlight,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  letter,  arrest,  face slap,  motorcycle,  black comedy,  food,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  flashback,  sex,  kiss,  violence

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
Drama, Romance, War

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancee's feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  wedding,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:elevator,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  reference to douglas macarthur,  u.s. sailor,  tricycle,  world war two veteran,  bride and groom,  u.s. navy,  bathrobe,  u.s. soldier,  whiskey,  applause,  sleeping,  speech,  storytelling,  eating,  piano,  bathroom,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  drink,  mirror,  food,  dream,  song,  crying,  world war two,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  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:memory,  wedding,  drinking
Locations:hospital
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  policeman,  doctor
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  bride and groom,  looking out a window,  shovel,  applause,  sleeping,  pursuit,  flash forward,  apology,  f word,  telephone,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  running,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  book,  letter,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  food,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  kiss

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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  violence,  sex

Dark Places (2015) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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. (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,  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,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  flashback,  sex,  violence,  kiss

Changeling (2008)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  paranoia,  fear
Locations:courtroom,  school
Characters:photographer,  policeman,  singer
Story:jail cell,  telephone call,  digging,  reading aloud,  drifter,  mental hospital,  pursuit,  court,  microphone,  false accusation,  mental illness,  eating,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  bathroom,  running,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  camera,  face slap,  motorcycle,  food,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Before Midnight (2013)
Drama, Romance

Before Midnight (2013)

It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send his teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  fear,  drinking,  jealousy,  marriage
Locations:beach
Characters:writer,  photographer
Story:piano player,  telephone call,  vagina slur,  giving a toast,  selfishness,  first love,  applause,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  storytelling,  author,  eating,  f word,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  piano,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  camera,  urination,  food,  dream,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  kiss,  sex

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,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  nudity,  police,  flashback,  masturbation

Conviction (2010) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
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:courtroom,  school
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,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  nudity,  fight,  police,  violence,  flashback

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:philosophy,  paranoia,  memory,  drunkenness,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:elevator,  beach,  hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  tape recording,  wrestler,  yacht,  no panties,  public nudity,  microphone,  controversy,  female pubic hair,  eating,  flashlight,  telephone,  piano,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  arrest,  drink,  motorcycle,  food,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  world war two,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  fight,  nudity,  violence,  sex

Rang De Basanti (2006)
Comedy, Drama, History, Romance

Rang De Basanti (2006)

A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who graduated five years ago but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey, the fundamentalist in the group, the only one who still believes that politics can make the world a better place and finally Sonia - the sole girl in the group, tomboy and vivacious spirit, engaged to Ajay - the dashing air pilot. Through her film, Sue wishes to showcase to the world the efforts of these young revolutionaries and the enormity of their contribution to the freedom movement in India. What unfolds is the inspiration behind Sue's passion for bringing their story to the world. The twist in the tale is of course the fact that more than just telling the world, Sue's film makes DJ and his friends stop… (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  fear,  drinking,  religion
Locations:hospital
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:jail cell,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  telephone call,  23 year old,  waking up,  giving a toast,  looking out a window,  dead father,  capture,  sleeping,  pursuit,  microphone,  flash forward,  child,  apology,  eating,  montage,  telephone,  jail,  college,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  taxi,  book,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  motorcycle,  food,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  police,  fight

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:paranoia,  fear,  drinking
Locations:beach
Characters:psychiatrist,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  sandcastle,  looking out a window,  nervous breakdown,  shovel,  pills,  sleeping,  mental illness,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  f word,  little girl,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  tears,  book,  drink,  face slap,  urination,  mirror,  food,  dream,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight

Hustle & Flow (2005) is one of the best movies like The Master (2012)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  religion
Characters:dancer,  policeman,  singer
Story:telephone call,  tricycle,  earphones,  microphone,  reference to jesus christ,  jail,  piano,  reference to god,  tears,  arrest,  drink,  face slap,  dream,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  fight,  kiss,  police,  violence

The Kite Runner (2007)
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:memory,  wedding,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:writer,  dancer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  aunt nephew relationship,  movie theatre,  communist,  typewriter,  pursuit,  speech,  storytelling,  author,  flash forward,  controversy,  false accusation,  college,  bathroom,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  rifle,  lie,  taxi,  book,  letter,  mirror,  food,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  party,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  flashback,  sex,  violence

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