Movies like The Cable Guy

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The Cable Guy (1996)
 6.1
 143K
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, clever, offbeat, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, odd couple, designer, danger, buddies, television, dangerous friend, basketball, cheating boyfriend, impostor, prison, prostitute, karaoke, unlikely friendships, character study, life philosophy, friends, contact, manic, medieval, insanity, violence, maniac ...
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 realistic, melancholic, humorous and clever films with plots about mentor, runaway, catastrophe, brutality, pornography, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cable Guy: Chuck & Buck (2000), The King of Comedy (1982), The Road to Wellville (1994), Funny People (2009), To Die For (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 5K
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, dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, friendship, gay, danger, reunion, dysfunctional character, mentally unstable, unrequited love, childhood friend, man child, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, dysfunctional character, crimes, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Road to Wellville (1994)
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, witty, talky, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, couples, countryside, goofy hero, cons and scams, competition, eccentricity, doctor, friendship, nurse, spa, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, turn of the century, edwardian era ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 110K
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, melancholic, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, human nature, hopes, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, bonding, coping, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.8
 41K
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, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, danger, couples, crime, murder, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: humorous, dark humor, clever, biting, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, eating disorder, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, siblings relations, crimes, couple relations, boss and employee, politics, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, basement, lookalikes, haunted by the past, psychopath, woman in danger, manipulations, wannabe, manic, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, womanizer, battle of the sexes, dating, romance, love and romance, dangerous attraction, wooing, revenge, dishonesty, couples, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.1
 18K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, frame up, teenage life, female psychopath, mental illness, murder, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 14K
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, military life, soldier, youth, basic training, coming of age, loss of virginity, friendship, adaptation, discipline, virginity, getting along ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, arkansas, poland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 159K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, jealousy, student, mentor, adolescence, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 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, psychopath, stalking, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, rivalry, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 34K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, female psychopath, college life, roommate, danger, murder, medication, social relations, woman in danger, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, friends, mind game, battle of the sexes, betrayal, prejudice, cruelty, sexism, manipulation, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 969
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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, filmmaking, self discovery, crumbling marriage, breakup, family problems, lifestyle, rise and fall, starting over, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, witty, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: office, friendship, infidelity, attempted murder, rescue, friends, countryside, pets, couples, misfit, human nature, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 43K
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, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, love triangle, romance, roommate, twentysomething life, looking for love, ambition, graduation, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 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, captivating, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: sarcasm, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, hollywood, drugs/alcohol, friendship, buddies, love triangle, insanity, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 12K
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, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, ex husband, mentally unstable, jealousy, ex husband ex wife relationship, marriage, divorce, insanity, deception, betrayal, frame up, stalking ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 7K
Tin Men (1987)
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry, friends, vengeance, competition, hostility, adultery, revenge, car, volkswagen beetle ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love, fish out of water, stalking, opposites attract, actor, gays and lesbians, friendship, obsessive love, gay, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, romantic, cynical ...
Plot: coming out, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, prison, confined, gay couple, gay lead character, deception, homosexual, gay love, prison life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 2006, year 1998
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cowboy, friendship, chase, missing person, fish out of water, odd couple, crimes, disorder, buddies, rivalry, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, biting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, underdog, disorder, buddies, partners, fighting the system, nothing goes right, workplace situations, contests and competitions, friends, chase, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.
Style: semi serious, twists and turns, dark humor, satirical, clever ...
Plot: housewife, women, transformation, friendship, feminism, suburban life, uncover truth, gender, dishonesty, suburbs, couple relations, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychopath, on the run, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
It's a Disaster (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: apocalypse, group of friends, isolation, danger, survival, human nature, catastrophe, divorce, bomb, relationships, car radio, bowling ball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 20K
The Trip (2010)
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, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, countryside, actor's life, lifestyle, odd couple, vacation, buddies, artists and showbiz, newspaper, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, surreal, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, tv show, vengeance, delusion, nothing goes right, showbiz, disorder, success, television, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.1
 154K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, unlikely criminals, revenge, road rage, wedding party, corruption, violence, fighting the system, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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