10 best movies like Shame (2011)

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Shame 2011
Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.

List of the best movies like Shame (2011): Thanks for Sharing, I Am Michael, Starlet, Smashed, Things We Lost in the Fire, I Want Your Love, About Time, To Write Love on Her Arms, Wild Rose, Low Down.

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Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

I Am Michael (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.

Starlet (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.

Smashed (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something’s got to give. But change isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she’s been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.

Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:58

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.

I Want Your Love (2012)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten Jesse's already bittersweet feelings about leaving.

About Time (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

To Write Love on Her Arms (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

The story follows 19-year-old Renee who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the movie follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery.

Wild Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada

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

Low Down (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.

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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryNorway, France, Sweden, Denmark, USA
Duration01:35

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Juanita (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA

Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana - where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.

Boundaries (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:19

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.

The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connect with him through music.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

Just Like a Woman (2012)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:27

Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.

Words and Pictures (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Australia
Duration01:51

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

Don Jon (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Pure (2002)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36

A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.

The We and the I (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France

The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, South Africa, USA
Duration01:54

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA

Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ‘Winter Palace’, Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The ‘Winter Palace’ soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.

50/50 (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Courageous (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a new found urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children? COURAGEOUS is the fourth release of Sherwood Pictures, the movie making ministry of Sherwood Church in Albany, Georgia.

Female Perversions (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:59

An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.

Pariah (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration02:06

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Equus (1977)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17

A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.

On the Road (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, USA, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration02:20

Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.




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