Movies like The Cable Guy

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The Cable Guy (1996)
 6.1
 148K
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, cult film, surprise ending ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, designer, danger, buddies, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball, cheating boyfriend, prison, prostitute, karaoke, unlikely friendships, character study, life philosophy, medieval, friends, contact, manic, impostor, insanity, violence ...
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, dialogue, runaway, brutality, pornography and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cable Guy: Election (1999), Chuck & Buck (2000), The King of Comedy (1982), Funny People (2009), The New Age (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 87K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: jealousy, teacher, high school, infidelity, satire, election, party, teachers and students, teenage life, society, lifestyle, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, washington d.c., nebraska, usa, 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, semi serious, realistic, witty, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, womanizer, battle of the sexes, dating, romance, wooing, love and romance, dangerous attraction, revenge, couples, dishonesty, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, childhood friend, gay, reunion, danger, dysfunctional character, mentally unstable, unrequited love, man child, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: dark humor, tragicomedy, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, character study, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.3
 112K
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, dark humor ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, male friendship, human nature, hopes, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, society, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, infidelity, family problems, breakup, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 42K
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, manipulation, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, danger, power relations, couples, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, manipulation, lookalikes, haunted by the past, psychopath, wannabe, manic, manipulations, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.3
 14K
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, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, road trip, character study, farce, actor's life, countryside, poet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, tuscany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: friendship, office, workplace, workplace situations, heist, fighting the system, secretary, office politics, father daughter relationship, women, eating disorder, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, witty, not serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, partners, aging, elderly, couples, retiring, crimes, old age, apartment building, lie, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, dark humor, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, pets, rescue, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, dog, single woman, african american, family relations, attempted murder, office ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 164K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, mentor, friendship, teacher, high school, jealousy, student, unlikely friendships, adolescence, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: showbiz, tv show, rivalry, performer's life, artists and showbiz, vengeance, satire, nothing goes right, disorder, delusion, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, mind game, battle of the sexes, friends, betrayal, cruelty, prejudice, sexism, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 45K
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, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spelling bee, blind ambition, loser, fish out of water, social misfits, competition, disorder, rivalry, obsession, unlikely friendships, opponent, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: dark humor, witty, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, satire, sexism, death, hypocrisy, crimes, crime, culture clash, liberal, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: alcohol abuse, clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the run, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, buddies, partners, disorder, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, friends, workplace situations, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, friends, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 166K
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: psychological, tense, dark humor, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 19K
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: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, female psychopath, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, friendship, drugs/alcohol, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, misfit, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 949
Bone (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, talky, humorous ...
Plot: interracial relations, hostage, vengeance, kidnapping, social differences, society, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, hostages, satire, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 44K
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, fictional reality show, love triangle, romance, roommate, ambition, twentysomething life, looking for love, young lovers, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, loss of virginity, friendship, adaptation, discipline ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay lead character, coming out, gay couple, prison, confined, gay, deception, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 2006 ...
Place: miami, texas, florida, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 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, weapons, multiple storylines, geek, family drama, prejudice, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 109K
Barton Fink (1991)
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: twists and turns, dark humor, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: neo noir, neighbor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, serial killer, writers, stranger, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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