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Buffalo '66 (1998)
 7.5
 43K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, psychological, humorous, tense, touching, talky, clever, offbeat, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ex convict, prison, blackmail, alienation, gambling, strip club, dancer, debt, fall in love, haunted by the past, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely relationship, pretense, eccentric family, dysfunctional character, parents and children, life is a bitch, bet, bowling, football, bowling alley, tap dancing, bathtub ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, pornography, culture clash and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Buffalo '66: The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Simple Men (1992), Feeling Minnesota (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, redemption, social relations, family relations, starting over, hopes, love and romance, small town life, couples, opposites attract, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island, new york state, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexy, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, filmmaking, porn actress, porn star, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, depressing, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mentally unstable, social misfits, romance, love, mental illness, supportive parent, passionate interest, family drama, fall in love, neighbor, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 4K
Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, realistic, road movie, witty, humorous ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, missing person, family relations, crimes, romance, on the road, father son relationship, radical, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, maryland, pennsylvania, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, corruption, stripper, wedding, gangsters, romance, love, on the road, opposites attract, accountant, estrangement, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the ...
Style: talky, witty, atmospheric, tense, clever ...
Plot: restaurant, gambling, chef, workplace situations, crime, siblings relations, bookies, loan, lifestyle, crimes, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 9K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, social misfits, fall in love, teenage life, romance, parents and children, suburbs, opposites attract, youth, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 21K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, female killer, gangsters, crime, romance, power relations, crimes, love and romance, criminal heroes, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, eccentric family, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children, estrangement, family life, thanksgiving, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, realistic, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: singing, police, fistfight, city, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, romance, fall in love, love and romance, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 15K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, couple relations, crimes, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, unlikely friendships, police corruption, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 32K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime, violence, professional killer, friendship, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, humorous, touching, dark humor ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, self discovery, haunted by the past, love affair, character study, introspection, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: self discovery, gangsters, crime gone awry, stewardess, drug dealing, buddies, going straight, disorder, rise and fall, friends, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A womanizer meets his match when he falls for the daughter of a gambling addict who is in debt to the mob.
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, gambling, debt, romance, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, male female relationship, mafia, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 36K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: casino, gambling, blackmail, neo noir, ransom, christmas, crime, betrayal, gem, rivalry, low lives, small time ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, romance, family gatherings, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: college, friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, graduation, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking, husband wife relationship, roommate, student, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, prague czechoslovakia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 2.5
 45K
Gigli (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Gigli is ordered to kidnap the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor. When plans go awry, Gigli's boss sends in Ricki, a gorgeous free-spirited female gangster who has her own set of orders to assist with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, turkey, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: mumblecore, talky, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, tunnel, romance, self discovery, gem, introspection, family relations, couples, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, romantic, cynical ...
Plot: coming out, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, prison, confined, gay couple, gay lead character, deception, homosexual, gay love, prison life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 2006, year 1998
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 8K
Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, gloomy, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, campus, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 2K
Hugo Pool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, opposites attract, couples, race against time, lifestyle, master and servant, gambling, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, touching, offbeat, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, love affair, family life, starting over, marriage, self discovery, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, age difference, neighbor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, dark humor, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, couples, family relations, hopes, human nature, love affair, transsexual, nothing goes right, love and romance, parents and children, eccentric family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 50K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, talky, scenic, depressing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, parenthood, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, family relations, doubts and hesitations, supportive spouse, road trip, friendship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, arizona, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 9K
Big Fan (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan". One night, Paul and his best friend Sal spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas ...
Style: dark humor, talky, bleak, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: loser, sport, hospital, obsessed fan, beating, gun, obsession, football, dysfunctional family, gas station, petty job, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, disturbing, intense, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, hitman, family relations, parents and children, crimes, self discovery, suburban life, criminal heroes, rise and fall, depression, moral ambiguity, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: emotional, sexual, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, motorcycle, on the road, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, memory, rape, ambulance, driving, prostitute, redemption, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 202K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, marijuana, depression, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, actor, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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