Manchester by the sea released in 2016 is an emotional drama directed by Kenneth Lonergan, starring Casey Affleck. The movie revolves around the life of a depressed man Lee Chandler played by Casey Affleck and his Nephew, Patrick. Dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy turns a once warm and ebullient family man into a solemn, withdrawn, and angry loner. The story is bittersweet and one of the best films of 2016. Here is a list of movies similar to Manchester by the Sea that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Manchester by the Sea on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
This movie caught me by my heart. It is not a thriller, nor a film with twists. It shows the naked reality of our everyday lives with its great pains and humor at the same time. After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter, Daniel Blake (played by Dave Johns) must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. The film is all about fighting the system and the suffering of the working class. Film depicts the problems a person faces in daily life and how to tackle the hardship. For ‘Manchester by the sea’ lovers it is a must watch.
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9. 50/50 (2011)
The comedy, drama is starring one of the greatest actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam is inspired by a true story. Adam is a 27-year-old guy who is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, mother and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns importance of life and people around him. A satisfying, emotionally touching film will keep your eyes glued to the screens. This is an amazing movie that you cannot miss.