Movies Like the King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama

Bobby Dupea works in an oil field in Kern County, California.
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Around the Bend (2004)

Starring: Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Jonah Bobo
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Drama

The film is inspired by the relationship between Roberts and the absentee, criminally insane, substance-abusing father he barely knew, Robert Stone Jordan (born: Robert Samuel Jordan), a self-styled indie film director/producer in his later years.
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The Indian Runner (1991)

Starring: David Morse, Viggo Mortensen, Valeria Golino, Patricia Arquette
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Drama

The story, set in 1960s Nebraska, involves two very different brothers: small-town deputy sheriff Joe and criminal Frank Roberts.
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The Crossing Guard (1995)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Freddy Gale (Nicholson) has been tormented for the five years following the death of his daughter Emily.
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Drama

The story of a traditionally minded family living in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1930s and 1940s.
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Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Art Garfunkel, Ann-Margret
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama

The story follows the sexual exploits of two Amherst College roommates over a 25-year period, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s.
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Blood and Wine (1996)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Alex Gates (Jack Nicholson) is a wine merchant living in Miami who has distanced himself from his alcoholic wife Suzanne (Judy Davis) with his philandering, and from his stepson Jason (Stephen Dorff) with his indifference.
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The Winter Guest (1997)

Starring: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid, Sandra Voe
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Drama

Set in Scotland on one wintry day, the film focuses on eight people; a mother and daughter, Elspeth (Phyllida Law) and Frances (Emma Thompson); two young boys skipping school, Sam (Douglas Murphy) and Tom (Sean Biggerstaff); two old women who frequently attend strangers' funerals, Chloe (Sandra Voe) and Lily (Sheila Reid); and two teenagers Nita (Arlene Cockburn) and Alex (Gary Hollywood).
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Ironweed (1987)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe
Duration: 2h 23mins
Genres: Drama

Ironweed is a 1987 American drama film directed by Héctor Babenco.
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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

Starring: Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Drama

The story centers on a young woman named Percy (Alison Elliott) who was recently released from prison.
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Eve's Bayou (1997)

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Drama

Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), a 10-year-old girl, lives in a prosperous Creole-American community in Louisiana with her younger brother Poe (Jake Smollett) and her older sister Cisely (Meagan Good) in the 1960s.
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Safe Passage (1994)

Genres: Drama

Maggie Singer (Susan Sarandon) is an obsessive, superstitious and moderately psychic woman who has premonitions in her dreams.
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September (1987)

Starring: Elaine Stritch, Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest
Duration: 1h 23mins
Genres: Drama

After a suicide attempt, Lane has moved into her country house to recuperate in Vermont.
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama

Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans.
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1969 (1988)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama, War

Two boys, Ralph and Scott, hitchhike home from college, arriving on Easter morning and shout their greetings across the glen to their families during a lakeside Easter Sunrise service, much to the amusement of Ralph's younger sister, Beth, and mother, Ev, and embarrassment of Scott's mother, Jessie, and father, Cliff.
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

Starring: Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Matthew McConaughey, David Connolly
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama

The film is divided into 13 vignettes, each prefaced by an aphorism.
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Providence (1977)

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama

On the eve of his 78th birthday, the ailing, alcoholic writer Clive Langham spends a painful and sleepless night mentally composing and recomposing scenes for a novel in which characters based on his own family are shaped by his fantasies and memories, alongside his caustic commentary on their behaviour.
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Interiors (1978)

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Drama

The film centers on the three children of Arthur (E. G. Marshall), a corporate attorney, and Eve (Geraldine Page), an interior decorator.
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The Substance of Fire (1996)

Starring: Tony Goldwyn, Benjamin Ungar, Timothy Hutton, Tom McDermott
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Drama

The Substance of Fire is a play by Jon Robin Baitz.
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Jesus' Son (1999)

Starring: Billy Crudup, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks, Dierdre Lewis
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama

Jesus' Son is a 1999 drama film that was adapted from the eponymous short story collection by Denis Johnson.
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