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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
 7.4
 34K
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal gets the part of a psychiatrist, and Olive is a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist as well as being a dreadful actress. Agreeing to this first compromise is the first step to Broadway's complete seduction of David, who neglects longtime girl friend Ellen. Meanwhile David puts up with Warner Purcell, the leading man who is a compulsive eater, Helen Sinclair, the grand dame who wants her part jazzed up, and Cheech, Olive's interfering hitman / bodyguard. Eventually, the playwright must decide whether art or life is more important.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light, clever, realistic, semi serious, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: mafia, murder, playwright, actress, rehearsal, gangsters, crime, crimes, broadway, friendship, actor, backstage, showbiz, infidelity, chorus girl, satire, hitman, writer's life, friends, couple relations, love and romance, psychiatrist, fall in love, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, adaptation, runaway, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Bullets Over Broadway: Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Small Time Crooks (2000), Married to the Mob (1988), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Get Shorty (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: comedian, gangsters, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, profanity, comeback, comedy of errors, crimes, love and romance, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: bank robbery, cheating, unlikely criminals, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, love and romance, crime, disorder, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, murder, fbi, hitman, romance, gangsters, against the odds, against the rules, crime, special agents, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, thanksgiving, infidelity, audition, hypochondriac, romance, family problems, couples, human nature, introspection, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: mafia, debt, producer, drug lord, hollywood, gambling, money, crime, cons and scams, crimes, satire, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, california, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, friends, cons and scams, buddies, partners, disorder, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
 30K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, rescue, radio show, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: dark humor, funny, humorous, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, farce, crime, comedy of errors, unlikely partners, love affair, crimes, misfit, opposites attract, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, montreal, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.7
 142K
Analyze This (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mafia, therapy, attempted murder, anger, gangsters, crimes, introspection, doctors and patients, criminal heroes, power struggle, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1957, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 1K
Cookie (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cookie Voltecki (Emily Lloyd) is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco (Peter Falk), who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: mafia, rebel, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, reunion, frame up, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, boston, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, spectacle, satire, writing, celebrity, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love, artists and showbiz, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: prison, heist, crime, goofy hero, hapless, couple relations, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couples, petty criminal, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: turkey, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: love and romance, theft, crime gone awry, crimes, transvestite, romance, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, alienation, human nature, writing, writer's block, art, creative block, ex couple relations, heaven and hell, glory, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crime, business venture, crimes, goofy hero, law enforcement, comedy of errors, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, gangsters, dishonesty, partners in crime, mob boss, dog, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1975, year 1954, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, comedy of errors, blind character, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, couple relations, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, heist, friends, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, crimes, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
I Love You to Death (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlor located in Tacoma, Washington, and has been married to Rosalie for years. Rosalie is horrified to discover that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time. Based on the true story of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, attempted murder, hitman, crimes of passion, womanizer, pizza, deadly, family problems, crime, crimes, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, fbi, romance, mistaken identity, comedy of errors, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, fall in love, crime, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 10K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, desert, mechanic, false accusation, psychopath, bar, fbi, diner, widow, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 17K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crime, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, partners, buddies, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime boss, bad temper, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Friends and Family (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Children and parents. In New York City, Stephen and Danny live well: they're smooth, cool, in love, and good at what they do. Stephen's Midwestern parents pay them a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Jenny and Matt tell their parents they are ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, comedy of errors, family gatherings, family relations, gender, gangsters, love and romance, mafia don, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, indiana, wisconsin, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 17K
You Kill Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, funny, dark humor ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crime, gangsters, crimes, gang, love and romance, rehabilitation, polish, going straight, organized crime, support group ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, sexual relations, injustice, murder, human nature, couples, dishonesty, on the run, best friends, investigation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 38K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: therapy, switching roles, artists and showbiz, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, character study, parody, supernatural ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: bronx new york city, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, atmospheric, feel good ...
Plot: hypnosis, insurance investigator, investigation, workplace, love and romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, power relations, false accusation, heist, plot twist, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 4K
The Crew (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, unlikely criminals, hitman, vengeance, human nature, rivalry, crimes, disorder, farce, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 19K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, friends, rivalry, police, gangsters, crime, corruption, criminal heroes, crimes, sexual content, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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