Movies like The Cable Guy

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The Cable Guy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the "friendship," Chip shows his dark side. He begins stalking Steven, who's left to fend for himself because no one else can believe Chip's capable of such behavior.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic, cynical, funny, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, television, buddies, insanity, stalking, violence, dumb, loneliness, parody, crazy, odd couple, psychology, irreverent, stupidity, unlikely friendships, brutality, prostitute, prison, karaoke, danger, friends, catastrophe, mentor, fantasy world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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The King of Comedy
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 7.8
Barton Fink
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
116 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about brutality, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, pornography, catastrophe and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cable Guy: The Road to Wellville (1994), Funny People (2009), The King of Comedy (1982), Death to Smoochy (2002), Funny Bones (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Road to Wellville
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: obsession, goofy hero, nudity (topless - notable), male nudity, sexuality, sex, drinking, couple relations, countryside, pornography, doctors and patients, adoption ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, edwardian era ...
Place: michigan, usa
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Funny People
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, loneliness, comedian, buddies, friends, honest, sarcasm, relationships, hopes, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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System:   92%
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The King of Comedy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: dark humor, cynical, clever, biting, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, desire for fame, loneliness, character study, ambition, insanity, violent, mentor, relationships, television, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   95%
 
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Death to Smoochy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, cynical, surreal ...
Plot: vengeance, corruption, performer's life, television, revenge, mob, children, irish, sarcasm, death, foul language, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
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System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
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Funny Bones
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, secrets, friendship, british, parents and children, family drama, couples, farce, family relations, betrayal, friends, imagination ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
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System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
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Barton Fink
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: dark humor, surreal, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, writer's life, hollywood, serial killer, murder, insanity, surrealism, writing, creativity, neo noir, writers, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
 5.3
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Are You Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, bad ending ...
Plot: friendship, family, on the road, weatherman, pornography, mental illness, road trip, friends, weed, buddies, chase, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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    User:   67%
 
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Mother, Jugs & Speed
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, buddies, murder, workplace, underdog, hospital, contests and competitions, workplace situations, violence, farce, fighting the system, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
 6.6
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Biloxi Blues
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, virginity, boot camp, strong sexual content, innocence lost, wartime, military, camp, basic training, coming-of-age, jewish, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, usa, poland, new york, arkansas
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
 7.0
 20K
The Trip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, buddies, verbal byplay, road trip, loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, countryside, sarcasm, cooking and food, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
With a Friend Like Harry...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, clever, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, serial killer, hotel, psychology, twists & turns, crimes, paranoia, secrets, guilt, manipulation, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
The House of Yes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's ...
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, incest, assassination, eccentricity, suburbs, insanity, sarcasm, dialogue, parents and children, relationships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
Shakes the Clown
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, cult, buddies, murder, hostages, performer's life, self discovery, mentor, drinking, redemption, surrealism, frame up ...
Time: 90s
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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Tin Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, adultery, vengeance, revenge, dialogue driven, con artists, cons and scams, friends, cars, dialogue, uninhibited rivalry, relationships ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
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Hurlyburly
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, hollywood, sarcasm, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, friendship, dialogue driven, destiny, dialogue, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
 5.7
 923
The New Age
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suicide, starting over, couple relations, crime gone awry, greed, breakup, nudity (topless - notable), fantasy world, depression, existentialism, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
 7.4
 113K
Man on the Moon
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, humorous, tragicomedy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: cancer, death, performer's life, insanity, comedian, eccentricity, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, terminal illness, life & death, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
 5K
Chuck & Buck
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gay, friendship, sexuality, mentally unstable, stalking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, workplace, homosexuality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
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Novocaine
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: clever, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, crime, betrayal, drugs, unlikely criminals, neo noir, twists & turns, murder mystery, cons and scams, mystery, crimes, neo-noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 7.0
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UHF
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Plot: parody, television, tv show, imagination, workplace situations, music video, stupidity, workplace, goofy hero, media, dumb, cult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
The Last Supper
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, politics, death, culture clash, serial killer, political, sexism, crimes, crime, corruption, deadly, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
 16K
Cheap Thrills
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Recently fired and facing eviction, a new dad has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security... but at a price.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, tense, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: greed, money, manipulations, friendship, twists & turns, human nature, brutality, reality tv, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, gory, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
The Green Butchers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, absurd ...
Plot: cannibalism, friendship, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, loneliness, deadpan, crime gone awry, store, crimes, death, greed, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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System:   40%
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Mixed Nuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, boss and employee, suicide, workplace situations, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, cross dressing, goofy hero, social misfits, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, europe, seattle, usa, venice ...
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
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Homegrown
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, drugs, weed, buddies, murder, drug dealing, gunfight, twists & turns, countryside, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.6
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Reality Bites
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, romance, aids, best friends, love, life philosophy, introspection, urban, relationships, college, mentor, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
Stuart Saves His Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, touching, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, addiction, suburbs, rehabilitation, self discovery, couple relations, family, parents and children, sarcasm, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
Very Bad Things
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, death, friends, buddies, guilt, prostitution, gratuitous violence, brutality, unlikely criminals, desert, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, los angeles
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 

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In the Company of Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, dialogue driven, betrayal, revenge, battle of the sexes, manipulation, workplace, relationships, brutality, dialogue, mind game, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Office Killer
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder ...
Style: psychological, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, gory, office, slasher, vengeance, murder, loneliness, obnoxious boss, protagonist as suspect, pornography, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, virginia
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System:   37%
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