Movies like California Split

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California Split (1974)
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California Split
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his possessions and goes to Reno for the poker game of a lifetime. A film set mainly in casinos and races, as the two win and lose, get robbed, and get blind drunk.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, witty, semi serious, enigmatic, bleak, humorous, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, buddies, addiction, existentialism, loneliness, drinking, bus, neo-noir, obsession, crime gone awry, greed, dialogue, couples, gunfight, character study, fighting the system, relationships, noir, redemption, friends, runaway, bullying ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
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The Long Goodbye
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
112 min.
 7.7
Stranger Than Paradise
Comedy, Drama
USA, West Germany
89 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, talky, realistic and humorous films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, character study, drinking, crime gone awry, relationships and mentor mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like California Split: Trees Lounge (1996), Mississippi Grind (2015), The Long Goodbye (1973), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), The Last Detail (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Mississippi Grind
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, realistic, humorous, semi serious, depressing ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, california, mississippi river, mississippi
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The Long Goodbye
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, witty, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, mystery, neo-noir, murder, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, noir, deadpan, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america ...
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Stranger Than Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Last Detail
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: fighting the system, beer, on the road, adventurer, realism, prison escape, mentor, drinking, character study, prison, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
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Country: UK, USA
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Time: 90s
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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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
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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
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 39K
Short Cuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, reflective ...
Plot: redemption, infidelity, adultery, drinking, buddies, suicide, multiple storylines, unsupportive spouse, cheating, storytelling, urban, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Style: talky, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
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Style: talky, clever, biting, serious, realistic ...
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Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: talky, witty, intellectual, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, sex, adultery, male nudity, dialogue driven, relationships, pornography, cooking, sexuality, couples, women ...
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10 Items or Less
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life, friends, on the road, dialogue driven, mentor, hollywood, loneliness, life & death, couples, relationships ...
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Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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Clockwatchers
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, boss and employee, unlikely friendships, loneliness, couple relations, corporate america, life philosophy, women, life, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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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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Monster in a Box
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, suicide, mental illness, writer's life, storytelling, solitude, loneliness, life philosophy, relationships, showbiz, artists and showbiz, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
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Rushmore
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: stylized, clever, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, teacher, mentor, depression, adolescence, obsession, love triangle, prodigy, deadpan, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Metropolitan
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, humorous, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
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Style: humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, loneliness, comedian, buddies, friends, honest, sarcasm, relationships, hopes, midlife crisis ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: talky, clever, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: murder, adultery, crime, infidelity, guilt, existentialism, moral dilemma, mistress, justice, professor, relationships, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Swingers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, drinking, storytelling, depression, money, love, actor, buddies, relationships, starting over, unlikely friendships, dialogue ...
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Ghost World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: realistic, stylized, surreal, semi serious, clever ...
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Mistress America
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Melvin and Howard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, working class, desert, rich and poor, nudity (topless - notable), hopes, dreams, society, loneliness, eccentricity, greed, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, utah, california
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System:   43%
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