Movies like California Split

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California Split (1974)
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California Split (1974)
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: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, fight, stripper, roulette, dice, friends, crimes, love and romance, couples, unemployment, opposites attract, down on your luck, gender, partners, underdog, buddies, dishonesty, writers, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas

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Most similar movies to California Split

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about friendship, mentor, friends, dialogue, storytelling, drinking alcohol and unlikely friendships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like California Split: Mississippi Grind (2015), Hurlyburly (1998), Sparkler (1997), Going in Style (1979), Employee of the Month (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Grind (2015)
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, semi serious, humorous, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, money problems, casino, debt, down on your luck, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, partners, card playing, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa, memphis, southern usa ...
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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 ⇓
75%
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Sparkler (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is told to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat
Plot: gambling, friendship, on the road, truck driver, psychic, friends, couples, disorder, misfit, gays and lesbians, gender, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, buddies, unlikely criminals, golden years, dishonesty, partners, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Employee of the Month (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, partners, friendship, dishonesty, nothing goes right, greed, bank robbery, thirtysomething life, dentist, faked death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
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: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), disfigurement, bribery, friendship, missing person, investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, couples, friends, looking for love, human nature, singleness, couple relations, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
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Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, talky, clever ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, buddies, partners, dishonesty, bad temper, crime boss, bar fight, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, couples, youth, buddies, lifestyle, twentysomething life, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
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Trees Lounge (1996)
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, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, couples, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, sexual content, human nature, unemployment, self discovery, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, stylized, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, card playing, gangsters, friendship, friends, dealer, couples, buddies, dishonesty, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, mississippi, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
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Swingers (1996)
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: realistic, feel good, entertaining, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: swinger, party, hollywood, starting over, friendship, buddies, clubbing, friends, dating, comedian, self esteem, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, new york, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, contests and competitions, ambition, blacks and whites, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), debt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Park (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Park takes place all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles, as 11 disaffected Angelenos find both love and loss in unexpected ways
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudist, friendship, couple relations, couples, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, nothing goes right, infidelity, looking for love, unrequited love, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
58%
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Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: realistic, tense, semi serious, humorous, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: poker, gambling, mentor, contests and competitions, human spirit, competition, follow your dream, lifestyle, downfall, underdog, friendship, card playing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, friends, couples, bittersweet, strong female presence, innocence lost, couple relations, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sour Grapes (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, intense, clever ...
Plot: casino, greed, gambling, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, change of luck, dark humor, feud, jealousy, money, friendship ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: strip club, stripper, wedding, courtroom, divorce, bittersweet, redemption, working class, rich and poor, americana, american dream, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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10 Items or Less (2006)
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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, job interview, movie star, on the road, friends, stranger, celebrity culture, actor's life, shopping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Getting Back to Zero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers reconcile their relationship over the death of their father after they inherit his craps table and gambling debt. A dark comedy set in the world of underground casinos.
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, against the odds, crimes, nothing to lose, family relations, dark humor, ambition, race against time, dishonesty, casino, gambling debt, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Husbands (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, friends, dentist, midlife crisis, suburbs, gambling, friendship, infidelity, middle aged man, casino, basketball, buddies ...
Place: london, new york, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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: road movie, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, gambling, jazz, on the road, fish out of water, partners, friendship, introspection, self discovery, bohemian life, drifter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, cons and scams, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, friends, hostility, competition, rivalry, scam, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last Detail (1973)
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, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: military, road trip, sailor, taxi, fighting the system, partners, buddies, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, adventurer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, virginia, boston, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, talky, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%