28 Best Movies Like Manchester By The Sea ...

28 Best Movies Like Manchester By The Sea ...

If you liked this one , you will for sure love these too! In this collection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar mood to '', and are worth checking out.

1. Ordinary People (1980)

2h 4m Drama

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

2. Short Term 12 (2013)

1h 36m Drama

Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, helps at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.

3. You Can Count on Me (2000)

1h 51m Drama Family

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

4. Reign Over Me (2007)

2h 4m Drama

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

5. Wendy and Lucy (2008)

1h 20m Drama

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.

6. Blue Valentine (2010)

1h 52m Drama Romance

Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

7. The Son&`s Room (2001)

8. Boyhood (2014)

2h 45m Drama

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

9. Seven Pounds (2008)

2h 3m Drama

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

10. Cake (2014)

1h 42m Drama

After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.

11. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

2h 4m Drama

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

12. 12 and Holding (2005)

13. The Beaver (2011)

1h 31m Drama

Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.

14. One True Thing (1998)

2h 7m Drama Romance

A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.

15. Magnolia (1999)

3h 9m Drama

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

16. Still Alice (2014)

1h 41m Drama

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

17. Rabbit Hole (2010)

1h 31m Drama

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

18. The United States of Leland (2003)

1h 48m Crime Drama

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.

19. The Safety of Objects (2001)

20. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

1h 53m Drama

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

21. Nine Lives (2005)

1h 55m Drama

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

22. Lonesome Jim (2005)

1h 31m Comedy Drama Romance

After failing to find success as a writer in New York City, Jim slinks back to his family's home in the Midwest to lick his wounds. But his visit is quickly complicated when his angst spreads to his brother, Tim, who promptly decides to drive his car straight into a tree. Under the shadow of his sibling's injurious actions, Jim strikes up an unlikely friendship with Anika, whose centered small-town wisdom gradually rubs off on him.

23. My Life (1993)

1h 54m Drama Romance

It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time to see his first child's birth. To cleanse himself of demons in his remaining days, Bob makes a video diary, hoping to pass along some wisdom to his future child. Along the way, he discovers a lot about himself.

24. What&`s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

25. All or Nothing (2002)

2h 8m Comedy Drama

Penny works at a supermarket and Phil is a gentle taxi-driver. Penny’s love for Phil has run dry and they lead joyless lives with their two children, Rachel, a cleaner, and Rory, who is unemployed and aggressive.

26. Last Orders (2001)

1h 49m Comedy Drama

Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final request, 'Last Orders', that his ashes be scattered in the sea at Margate. The movie follows his mates, Ray, Lenny and Vic and his foster son Vince as they journey to the sea with the ashes. Along the way, the threads of their lives, their loves and their disappointments are woven together in their memories of Jack and his wife Amy

27. Life as a House (2001)

2h 5m Drama

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

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