Movies like The Cable Guy

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The Cable Guy (1996)
 6.1
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The Cable Guy (1996)
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical, clever, realistic, satirical, surprise ending, funny, parody ...
Plot: dark humor, stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, designer, buddies, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball, prison, prostitute, unlikely friendships, character study, cheating boyfriend, life philosophy, medieval, friends, contact, manic, deeply disturbed person, impostor, crazy, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Cable Guy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, mentor, brutality, runaway, dialogue, pornography and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cable Guy: The King of Comedy (1982), Chuck & Buck (2000), The New Age (1994), Funny People (2009), Unlawful Entry (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The King of Comedy (1982)
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: tragicomedy, cynical, realistic, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: character study, desire for fame, ambition, delusion, obsession, showbiz, dark humor, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nightclub manager Darnell Wright is a perpetual playboy who is almost as devoted to his job as he is to the pursuit of beautiful women. After he sets his sights on the ultra-classy Brandi Web, he launches an all-out assault to win her heart. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, womanizer, battle of the sexes, dating, romance, wooing, dangerous attraction, love and romance, revenge, couples, dishonesty, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 6K
Chuck & Buck (2000)
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: psychological, cynical, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, childhood friend, dark humor, gay, mentally unstable, unrequited love, man child, love triangle, rehearsal, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 1K
The New Age (1994)
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, lifestyle, starting over, rise and fall, love and romance, breakup, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.3
 119K
Funny People (2009)
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: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, human nature, supportive friend, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, introspection, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 17K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 48K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, sexy, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, ambition, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, couples, power relations, crimes, satire, murder, narcissism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, mental illness, lookalikes, wannabe, psychopath, manipulation, woman in danger, haunted by the past, manic, dangerous attraction, violence, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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In the Company of Men (1997)
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: psychological, disturbing, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, friends, battle of the sexes, mind game, betrayal, cruelty, prejudice, sexism, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, workplace situations, heist, fighting the system, secretary, office politics, father daughter relationship, women, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Trip to Italy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, odd couple, buddies, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, actor's life, artists and showbiz, poet, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, pompeii, tuscany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 193K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, cynical, biting ...
Plot: human nature, dark humor, multiple storylines, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, wedding party, vengeance, destiny, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Supper (1995)
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: witty, tense, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, murder, sexism, satire, death, hypocrisy, dark humor, crimes, culture clash, liberal, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
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, suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, dark humor, friends, disorder, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, buddies, fighting the system, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
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: humorous, surreal, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, tv show, performer's life, artists and showbiz, rivalry, vengeance, satire, delusion, disorder, nothing goes right, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Year of the Dog (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, clever, witty ...
Plot: friendship, pets, rescue, infidelity, human nature, couple relations, dark humor, single woman, african american, dog, attempted murder, office ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
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: humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal, dark ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, clown, false accusation, rescue, dark humor, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, partners, aging, elderly, crimes, couples, retiring, city life, lie, african american, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: cynical, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: blind ambition, loser, social misfits, fish out of water, competition, disorder, rivalry, obsession, dark humor, opponent, children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 120K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: twists and turns, neo noir, psychological, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: screenwriter, dark humor, neighbor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, new job, serial killer, trapped, stranger, backstage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 19K
Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, mental disorder, obsession, life turned upside down, media, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, lottery winner, hermaphrodite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971, year 1991, year 1996 ...
Place: usa, palm springs california, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, intense, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, crimes of passion, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, multiple storylines, geek, prejudice, weapons, mental illness, loneliness, satire ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.6
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Reality Bites (1994)
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: realistic, talky, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, best friends, roommate, love triangle, romance, twentysomething life, looking for love, graduation, youth, ambition, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 16K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, ex husband ex wife relationship, insanity, mentally unstable, jealousy, stalking, unrequited love, ex husband, betrayal, deception, frame up, divorce ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
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, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, sexual content, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 43K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, fish out of water, audition, tv show, human nature, misfit, showbiz, love and romance, satire, romantic rivalry, media, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, disorder, crimes, youth, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 60K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, death threat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 16K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
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, funny, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, youth, soldier, coming of age, sergeant, loss of virginity, gay slur, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, arkansas, poland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%