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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
 7.4
 33K
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, tricky, intellectual ...
Plot: mafia, murder, playwright, actress, rehearsal, gangsters, crime, broadway, friendship, actor, backstage, showbiz, infidelity, chorus girl, hitman, crimes, writer's life, friends, couple relations, love and romance, psychiatrist, fall in love, artists and showbiz, urban, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 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 realistic, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, mentor, runaway, catastrophe and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Bullets Over Broadway: Small Time Crooks (2000), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Get Shorty (1995), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Quick Change (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, disorder, overnight success, cons and scams, crime, couple relations, love and romance, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, urban, love triangle, infidelity, mistaken identity, love and romance, couple relations, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.9
 72K
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, gangsters, violence, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, hypochondriac, human nature, romance, family problems, couples, family relations, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 18K
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, clever ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, partners, disorder, buddies, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
 994
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 ...
Plot: mafia, rebel, gangsters, crime, cons and scams, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, dishonesty, frame up, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, australia, california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, mafia, murder, fish out of water, farce, crime, comedy of errors, misfit, love affair, unlikely partners, opposites attract, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, montreal, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, clever, feel good, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: starting over, hitman, murder, fbi, gangsters, crime, romance, couple relations, fall in love, special agents, against the rules, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 29K
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, radio show, americana, rescue, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, love and romance, musician's life, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 139K
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, witty, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mafia, attempted murder, therapy, anger, gangsters, doctors and patients, crimes, introspection, power struggle, criminal heroes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1957, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, florida, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963, year 1947, year 1954 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, humorous, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, friends, heist, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: gang, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, assassination attempt, goofy hero, deadly, disorder, hitman, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, human nature, alienation, writing, writer's block, art, artists and showbiz, heaven and hell, suffering, midlife crisis, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, witty ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, desert, mechanic, psychopath, false accusation, fbi, bar, widow, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, misfit, couples, petty criminal, hapless, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, couple relations, bank robbery ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: quebec, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, crimes of passion, hitman, attempted murder, womanizer, pizza, vengeance, family problems, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: unemployment, hitman, prank telephone call, dishonesty, gangsters, vengeance, disorder, friends, prank, on the run, partners, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, friends, rivalry, police, gangsters, crime, corruption, partners, nightlife, dishonesty, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, kidnapping, hitman, theft, crime, crime gone awry, heist, law enforcement, disorder, police detective, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, offbeat, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, human nature, deadly, dishonesty, suburbs, couples, on the run, best friends, murder, investigation, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, female killer, gangsters, crime, romance, moral dilemma, crimes, love affair, fall in love, criminal heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: hypnosis, insurance investigator, investigation, workplace, unlikely criminals, love and romance, crimes, power relations, false accusation, heist, plot twist, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, couple relations, blind character, disorder, comedy of errors, blindness and impaired vision, audition, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, crime, crimes, couple relations, partners, disorder, dishonesty, couples, deadly, apprentice, career change ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Style: humorous, funny, light, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, rise to the top, goofy hero, gangsters, crime boss, criminal's revenge, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1910s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 18K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: witness protection, fish out of water, district attorney, hitman, fbi, gangsters, crime, witnessing a crime, special agents, goofy hero, hidden identity, testimony ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, realistic, semi serious, slang ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mafia, fbi, marriage proposal, mistaken identity, crime, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, family tradition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%