10 best movies like Please Stand By (2018)

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Movies similar to Please Stand By (2018): The Meddler, The Farewell, The Miracle Season, How to Be a Latin Lover, Wilson, The Square, Leave No Trace, In Search of Fellini, Boundaries, Permission.

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The Meddler (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Actors, Rabbits, Singers
PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, Computers, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Party, Beach, Deserts, Yachts

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.

The Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Sisters, Photographers, Artists, Old man, Cooks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Money, Mystery, Happiness
PlaceChina, Japan, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

The Miracle Season (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Trainers, Dogs, Sisters, Singers
PlotVolleyball, Sports, Dancing, Snow, Computers, Funeral, Happiness, On real events
PlaceParty
StyleInspirational, For girls, Touching, Heavy, Fascinating, Makes me think

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship!

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersCats, Maids, Single mothers, Architects, Singers, Drivers
PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, Computers, Seduction, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Party, Trains

An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.

Wilson (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFamily, Losers, Dogs, Lawyers, Sisters, Photographers
PlotLove, Divorce, Cancer, Snow, Money, Computers, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Trains, Prison
StylePhilosophical

Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.

The Square (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration02:04
CharactersDogs, Cats, Sisters, Journalists, Photographers, Monkeys
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Money, Art, Dancing, Motorcycles, Computers, Internet
PlaceParty, Jungle
StyleMakes me think, Light

A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Leave No Trace (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersHermits, Family, Veterans, Dogs, Horses, Photographers, Singers
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Hunger, Snow, Money, Computers, Religious, Chess
PlaceTrains, Nature

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

In Search of Fellini (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Sisters, Horses, Single mothers, Photographers
PlotCancer, Death, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, On real events
PlaceTrains, Party, Italy

Lucy, a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him.

Boundaries (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersGrandparents, Family, Dogs, Cats, Sisters, Single mothers, Old man
PlotTravel
PlaceSchool, Beach, USA

Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.

Permission (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Gay, Pianists, Photographers, Singers
PlotWedding, Love, Dancing, Jealousy, Computers, Mystery, Love triangle
PlaceUSA

A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.

Strange Weather (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Singers, Single mothers
PlotWeapon, Investigation, Depression, Computers, Shopping, Travel, Internet
PlaceCollege

Years after her son's suicide, a woman longs to confront both the past and a friend of his who took his business idea.

Mediterranea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
CharactersDogs, Singers, Teachers
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Money, Computers, Travel, On real events
PlaceTrains, Party, Italy, Beach, Ships, Deserts

Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

Under the Silver Lake (2018)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Celebrities, Billionaires, Cannibals, Singers
PlotMystery, Conspiracies, Missing people, Seduction, Sects, Dancing, Obsession, Weapon, Computers
PlaceParty

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

Wild Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersLawyers, Musicians, Friends, Single mothers, Tourists, Singers
PlotMoney, Dreams, Dancing, Depression, Computers
PlacePrison, Party, England, Hospitals, USA, Trains, Beach, Scotland

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

The Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersSingers, Heroes, Actors, Comedians, Lesbians, Cowboys, Photographers, Old man
PlotFear, Loneliness, Cancer, Weapon, Money, Computers, Fate, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Beach

Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.

Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends, Dogs, Artists, Orphans, Photographers
PlotLove, Internet, Holidays, Social Media, Obsession, Weapon, Drug addict, Money, Mystery, Mental disorders, Loneliness, Cars
PlaceParty, Los Angeles, USA, Beach, Deserts
TimeHalloween

Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.

Patti Cake$ (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Mothers, Photographers, Singers, Guitarists
PlotLove, Art, Money, Depression, Computers, Hip Hop, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs
TimeHalloween

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Flower (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers, Dogs, Single mothers, Teachers
PlotRevenge, Seduction, Money, Dancing, Computers, Chase
PlacePrison, USA, Mexico
StyleTouching, Tense

Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher's dark secret.

The Glass Castle (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily, Dogs, Demons, Journalists, Photographers, Artists, Writers
PlotDancing, Snow, Money, Gambling
PlaceSchool, Party, Mountains, Deserts
TimeNew Year

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersParents, Businessmen, Nurses, Billionaires, Dogs, Lawyers, Maids, Singers, Poor, Guitarists
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship, Racing, Money, Cancer, Computers
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA, Hotels, Beach

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide, and neither will ever be the same.




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