24 Movies Like The Savages (2007)

Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the older of the two single siblings, and Wendy (Laura Linney), the younger of the two, band together to take care of their estranged, elderly father, Lenny (Philip Bosco), who is rapidly slipping into dementia. Despite their emotional distance from one another over the years, Jon and Wendy are the only children of their parents. Wendy and Jon’s journey begins in Sun City, Arizona, where they are expected to pay their respects at the funeral of their father’s girlfriend of twenty years. When they arrived, they were informed that their father had signed a non-marriage agreement and would have no rights to any of her property as a result of the agreement.

After that, they transfer him to a nursing home in Buffalo, where Jon is a theatre professor and is currently writing a book about Bertolt Brecht. Wendy, an aspiring playwright who has been unsuccessful thus far in her career, relocates from New York City to Buffalo in order to assist their father in establishing himself there. Lenny does not have a close relationship with either of the siblings. It is strongly suggested that he was a physically and emotionally abusive parent to Jon and Wendy when they were growing up, and that is why they chose to cut him out of their lives.

They were also very young when their mother gave up on them and left them. It appears that Wendy and Jon have been emotionally crippled as a result of their dysfunctional family life, and as a result, they are unable to maintain a relationship. She is having sexual relations with a married man who is 13 years older than she is, and Jon is unable to make a commitment to a Polish woman who will have to go back to Kraków after her visa expires.

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1. Still Alice


Alice Howland, a professor of linguistics at Columbia University, is celebrating her 50th birthday with her husband, John, a physician, and their three grown children. A diagnosis of early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease is given to Alice by her doctor after she forgets a word while listening to a lecture and gets disoriented when jogging on campus. Anna, Alice's eldest daughter, and Tom, her son, both decide to undergo genetic testing in order to determine whether or not they will get…

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2. The Father


Anne pays a visit to her father Anthony in his apartment soon after he has been responsible for the eviction of yet another caretaker. He suffers from dementia, which causes him to forget things on a regular basis, including significant life events and where he put things around his apartment, including his watch. He confesses to Anne that he is convinced his carer took his watch and that he has no intention of ever leaving his apartment. She tells Anthony that…

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3. Away from Her


They are a retired married couple that lives in the countryside of Brant County in Ontario. Grant and Fiona. It quickly becomes evident that Fiona is suffering from Alzheimer's disease when she starts to experience memory loss. Throughout the course of the movie, Grant's ruminations on his marriage are intertwined with his ruminations on his own infidelity. These ruminations, in turn, influence Grant's ultimate choices on Fiona's level of contentment. Fiona makes the decision to enter a nursing home when…

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4. Amour (2012)


A group of firemen and police officers break down the door of an apartment in a Paris apartment building after residents of the building complain about a smell coming from one of the apartments. Inside, they find the body of Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), who was lying on a bed and was decorated with cut flowers. Anne and her husband Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant), both retired piano professors in their seventies, go to a performance by one of Anne's former students named…

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5. Marvin's Room


Marvin, a guy who suffered a stroke 20 years ago, is now unable to move and must spend his days in bed. Bessie, his daughter, has been taking care of him in their house in Florida, while his other daughter, Lee, who moved to Ohio with her husband 20 years ago and has never visited her family, has completely neglected him. Bessie has been his primary caregiver. Now, however, Bessie's doctor has informed her that she has leukemia (the same…

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6. Pandora's Box


They took their dementia-stricken mother back with them from the mountains near the Black Sea where she lived, and now the three of them dwell in the middle of Istanbul. This presents them with the challenge of providing care for their mother. As soon as the siblings begin to reminisce about their mother, the tensions that exist between them become immediately obvious; much like a Pandora's Box that has been opened, all of the disagreements that have not been handled…

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7. Quills (2000)


At the beginning of Quills, which takes place in Paris during the Reign of Terror, the imprisoned Marquis de Sade writes a story about the libidinous Mademoiselle Renard. Mademoiselle Renard is a gorgeous young aristocrat who encounters the imprisoned foremost sadist. A number of years later, the Marquis is sent to the mental hospital in Charenton, which is supervised by the enlightened Abbé du Coulmier. Madeleine "Maddy" LeClerc, the Marquis's laundress, has been publishing the Marquis's work under her own…

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8. Hearts in Atlantis


Robert "Bobby" Garfield, a middle-aged photographer and businessman, travels back to his old hometown after learning that his best friend, the decorated soldier John "Sully" Sullivan, has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. He begins to reflect on his life when he visits an abandoned house that was once his home and where he used to reside. In the summer of the 1960s, eleven-year-old Bobby lives with his widowed mother, the self-absorbed Liz Garfield,…

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9. Minari 2020


In 1983, the Yi family, who had immigrated from Korea, moved from California to a new plot of property in rural Arkansas. There, the family's patriarch, Jacob, hoped to cultivate Korean goods to sell to vendors in Dallas. One of his first choices is to forego the assistance of a water diviner and instead dig a well in a location that he independently locates and selects. He enlists the assistance of Paul, a peculiar local resident and war veteran who…

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10. Nomadland 2020


In 2011, Fern was laid off from her employment as a result of the closure of the US Gypsum facility in Empire, Nevada; she had worked there for many years alongside her husband, who had passed away not long before. After selling the majority of her possessions, Fern buys a van in which she will live as she travels around the country in search of a job. She decides to work through the winter months in a seasonal position at…

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11. Colette


Colette Marin-Catherine, a veteran of the Resistance who is now 90 years old, is accompanied on her trip to Nordhausen to see the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp by Lucie Double, who aspires to be a historian. Up until that point, she had refrained from going to the location where her brother Jean-Pierre had passed away. Everyone in the family participated in the underground movement. She took down the license plate numbers of the vehicles that were driving by. Her brother had…

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12. The Present (2020)


The story follows a father and daughter as they travel throughout the Palestinian enclaves in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in search of a gift for their parents' wedding anniversary. In the opening scene of the movie, we see Yusef (Saleh Bakri) standing in line to pass through the congested Checkpoint 300, which is located close to Bethlehem. Guerrilla filmmaking was used to produce the sequence on location; Nabulsi characterized it as "perhaps the most fulfilling scene" in the film to…

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13. Iris (2001)


When the young Iris Murdoch meets John Bayley, a fellow student at Somerville College in Oxford, he is a naive virgin who is easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent. John Bayley eventually falls in love with Iris Murdoch. Decades later, almost nothing has changed; the couple still lives together, and John smothers his more famous wife with affection. However, when Iris began exhibiting forgetfulness and dementia, the devoted John struggled with hopelessness and frustration.…

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14. A Beautiful Mind


John Nash entered Princeton University in 1947 as a co-recipient of the Carnegie Scholarship for mathematics, along with Martin Hansen. Both men had previously attended Harvard University. In addition, he gets to know Charles Herman, a graduate student in literature, who happens to be his roommate. Sol, Ainsley, and Bender are all mathematics and science graduate students. Nash, who is adamant about publishing his own unique concept, receives motivation from a conversation he and his classmates have about how to…

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15. Rain Man (1988)


Collectibles dealer Charlie Babbitt is currently in the process of bringing four Lamborghinis purchased on the black market to Los Angeles in order to resell them. In order for him to repay the loan he took out to buy the cars, he needs to deliver them to buyers who are impatient and have already made down payments. However, the EPA is holding the cars at the port because they have failed emissions tests. While Charlie stalls his creditor, he gives…

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16. Camille Claudel (2013)


It would appear that the sculptor Camille Claudel struggled with mental health issues toward the end of her career. She is seen destroying her own statues and repeating over and over that her ex-lover Auguste Rodin had the intention of making her life a living hell. As a direct result of this, her younger brother Paul commits her to a mental institution on the outskirts of Avignon. While Claudel is attempting to persuade her doctor that she is completely rational,…

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17. Mr. Turner (2014)


The remaining quarter-century of the life of the British painter J. M. W. Turner is portrayed in the movie. He is profoundly impacted by the passing of his father, and he is loved by his housekeeper, Hannah Danby, whom he takes for granted and occasionally uses sexually. Despite this, he forms a close and loving relationship with a seaside landlady named Mrs. Booth, with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he eventually passes away. Turner goes on adventures,…

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18. Zaytoun (2012)


Yoni, an Israeli fighter pilot, was shot down over Beirut during the Lebanon War of 1982 and was subsequently taken prisoner by the Palestine Liberation Organization. Fahed, a young Palestinian refugee who is enraged by the death of his father in an Israeli air attack, agrees to help Yoni escape and lead him out of the city in exchange for Yoni getting him across the border and back to his family's ancestral village, where Fahed intends to plant an olive…

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19. Boomerang (2015)


A club for throwing that is bent or angular and typically has one side that is flat and the other side that is rounded so that it soars or curves in flight; specifically, one that is designed to return near the person who threw it. When Antoine and his sister Agathe went back to the island of Noirmoutier, where they had spent their early childhood, he had no idea that the past, like a boomerang, would come whirling back, bringing…

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20. The Corrupted (2019)


The gangland turf wars that took place in the years leading up to the Olympic Games in London in 2012 serve as the dramatic backdrop for the crime thriller The Corrupted, which is only tangentially based on actual events. Powerful figures in the criminal underworld were aware of a significant opportunity back in the early 2000s when the United Kingdom was in the process of finalizing its bid to host the games. If the proposal is accepted, low-value land around…

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21. Graduation (2016)


Romeo is a local physician who works at a hospital in the Transylvania region of Romania. He is in the middle of his career. He resides in the house with his wife, Magda, and their daughter, Eliza, who is 18 years old and has been awarded a scholarship to attend Cambridge University. She is getting ready to take her last exams, and in order to keep her scholarship, she needs to maintain a grade of at least 90 percent throughout…

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22. About Schmidt


Warren Schmidt has worked as an actuary for Woodmen of the World, a life insurance company based in Omaha, Nebraska. Schmidt will soon be retiring from this position. After attending a retirement dinner, Schmidt has a difficult time adjusting to his new life and reports feeling useless as a result. After seeing an advertisement on television for Plan USA's foster care program for African children, he makes the decision to sponsor a child in the program. Soon after, he obtains…

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23. Dick Johnson Is Dead


Richard Johnson, also known as "Dick," is an elderly clinical psychiatrist who has retired and is currently afflicted with dementia. His daughter Kirsten Johnson puts him through a series of imaginative enactments of his impending death, some of which involve violent "accidents," such as "falling down a flight of stairs" or "being stuck in the neck and bleeding out." In addition to this, she makes him act out his own funeral and imagines him walking through the pearly gates of heaven. In…

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24. I'm Thinking Of Ending Things


A young woman who has been dating her boyfriend Jake for about seven weeks mulls over the possibility of breaking off their relationship while on a trip to visit his parents at their farm. Jake entertains himself by attempting to recite a poem he read when he was younger titled "Ode: Intimations of Immortality," and he also asks the young woman to recite an original poem that she has written so that they can pass the time. After she reads…