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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
 7.4
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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: gangsters, mafia, murder, broadway, playwright, actress, rehearsal, crimes, crime, friendship, actor, backstage, showbiz, infidelity, chorus girl, satire, mob boss, hitman, writer's life, friends, couple relations, love and romance, psychiatrist, security guard, fall in love ...
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 humorous, clever, realistic and talky films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, gangsters, mentor, adaptation, runaway and life philosophy 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), Analyze This (1999). 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: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, comeback, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, crimes, disorder, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, witty, feel good, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: starting over, murder, fbi, hitman, romance, gangsters, against the odds, against the rules, crime, crimes, special agents, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, audition, family relations, hypochondriac, couples, family problems, romance, human nature, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, gangsters, mafia, attempted murder, anger, therapy, crimes, introspection, doctors and patients, criminal heroes, power relations, power struggle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1957
Place: new york, usa, new york state, florida, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
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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, hollywood, debt, producer, drug lord, money, gambling, gangsters, crimes, crime, cons and scams, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, las vegas, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
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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, semi serious, realistic, sexy, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, family relations, crimes, crime, rebel, reunion, cons and scams, parents and children, frame up, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, boston, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 19K
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, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, radio show, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ 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, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, dog, screenwriter, kidnapping, partners in crime, mob boss, neo noir, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1954, year 1963, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 24K
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, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, montreal, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
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Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: heist, prison, crime, crimes, goofy hero, hapless, couples, petty criminal, couple relations, cons and scams, misfit, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, human nature, moral dilemma, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sexual content, profanity, heaven and hell, postmodernism, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, crimes, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, couple relations, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, girls' night
Plot: mafia, marriage proposal, family relations, fbi, gangsters, crimes, romance, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fall in love, comedy of errors, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, kansas city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, chameleon, character study, parody ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Chain of Fools (2000)
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: romance, transvestite, love and romance, theft, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, eccentricity, greed, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, rivalry, friends, gangsters, interracial relations, bully, police, crimes, crime, corruption, city life, nightlife ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, blind character, disorder, blindness and impaired vision, film within a film, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: hitman, family relations, unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty, comedy of errors, family gatherings, gender, love and romance, gangsters, mafia don, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, crime, friends, disorder, heist, dishonesty, nothing goes right, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, gang, mafia, goofy hero, silly humor, farce, hitman, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, assassination attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, womanizer, hitman, crimes of passion, attempted murder, pizza, couples, family problems, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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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, psychopath, false accusation, fbi, diner, widow, bar, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 22K
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, suspense, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, crimes, crime, romance, fall in love, love affair, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, crimes, crime, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, partners, buddies, dishonesty, crime boss, bad temper, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: gangsters, hitman, unemployment, prank telephone call, dishonesty, vengeance, prank, on the run, partners, crime, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%