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, witty, clever, humorous, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, stripper, roulette, gambling debt, fight, broken nose, craps, crimes, friends, partners, love and romance, unemployment, couples, dishonesty, gender, buddies, opposites attract, underdog, down on your luck, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and talky films with plots about friendship, friends, drinking, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and unlikely friendships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like California Split: Mississippi Grind (2015), Hurlyburly (1998), Sparkler (1997), Diner (1982), White Men Can't Jump (1992). 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, humorous, semi serious, depressing, tense ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, unlikely partners, down on your luck, obsessive quest, partners, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
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95%
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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, 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 ⇓
62%
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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: offbeat, semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic
Plot: bar, friendship, gambling, on the road, cons and scams, nothing goes right, desert, friends, best friends, gays and lesbians, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
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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, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, gambling debt, adulthood, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, twentysomething life, buddies, couples, introspection, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, sport, gambling, racism, blacks and whites, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, african american, racial stereotype, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, singleness, gender, lifestyle, human nature, reunion, buddies, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, clever, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, friendship, elderly, senior citizen, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, partners, friends, golden years, crime, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: surprise ending, dark humor, suspense, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, partners, friendship, nothing goes right, dishonesty, greed, bank robbery, thirtysomething life, dentist, stripper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy, semi serious ...
Plot: bar, drinking, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, mechanic, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, human nature, dull life, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, disfigurement, friendship, bribery, neo noir, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 3K
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, dark humor, intense ...
Plot: casino, greed, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, gambling, change of luck, jealousy, feud, money, friendship, stupidity ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 72K
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, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, party, swinger, starting over, friendship, clubbing, buddies, friends, self esteem, machismo, comedian, dating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 5K
Husbands (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 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: realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious, talky
Plot: friends, hotel, gambling, infidelity, dentist, midlife crisis, basketball, friendship, middle aged man, couple relations, buddies, couples ...
Place: london, new york, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 64K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: military, anti war, cheating, nurse, camp, soldier, buddies, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, suicidal, golf ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, cards, rich and poor, crimes, cons and scams, partners, buddies, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Highball (1997)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A newly-married couple tries to build their social life.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: singleness, romance, artists and showbiz, looking for sex, love and romance, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, reunion, youth, new year, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
34%
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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, humorous, touching, semi serious, light ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, introspection, on the road, research, shopping, movie star, job interview, friends, stranger, actor's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, social misfits, fall in love, teenage life, romance, parents and children, suburbs, opposites attract, youth, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: talky, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, friendship, bar fight, crime, partners, buddies, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, nothing goes right, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
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Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, prison escape, prison life, unlikely criminals, on the road, dishonesty, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: bleak, offbeat, realistic, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, gambling, partners, immigrants, friendship, jazz, self discovery, drifter, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, road movie, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: navy, military, road trip, taxi, sailor, fighting the system, partners, military life, buddies, petty criminal, realism, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new york, boston, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, harley davidson, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
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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, 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 ⇓
29%
 5.8
 572
Echo Park (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everybody is somebody else. May, a single mother who delivers strip-O-grams, dreams of being an actress. She rents one of her rooms out to a pizza-man cum songwriter named Jonathan. Meanwhile, in the ...
Style: touching, offbeat, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: single parent, actor's life, dream, stripper, addiction, self discovery, family relations, thirtysomething life, friends, unfulfilled love, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, california, usa, austria, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, addiction, midlife crisis, marital problem, age difference, alcohol abuse, goodhearted, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, couples, family problems, self discovery, friends, family relations, introspection, human nature, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
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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: offbeat, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nudist, workplace romance, couples, looking for love, pets, dishonesty, deadly, gender bending, gender, friendship, friends, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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