Movies like Dear Diary

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Dear Diary (1993)
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Dear Diary (1993)
Original name: Caro diario
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life.
Style: surreal, intellectual, satirical, melancholic, humorous, witty, clever, biting, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friendship, terminal illness, motorcycle, artists and showbiz, cancer, island, diary, eccentricity, multiple storylines, satire, writer's life, friends, family relations, misfit, couple relations, parents and children, journalism, couples, filmmaking, social misfits, cure ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe

Most similar movies to Dear Diary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, melancholic and realistic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, life philosophy, catastrophe, redemption and weird mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Dear Diary: April (1998), Stardust Memories (1980), Funny Bones (1995), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), My Dinner with Andre (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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April (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: politics, election, hopes, babies and infants, working class, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, family relations, redemption, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1994, year 1996
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, haunted by the past, imaginary character, lifestyle, introspection, postmodernism, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
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Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, introspection, actor's life, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, couples ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, usa, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, humorous, talky, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, ego clash, family relations, relationship vs career, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, human nature, lifestyle, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, family life, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: restaurant, artists and showbiz, hopes, haunted by the past, friends, writer's life, starting over, buddies, lifestyle, introspection, conversation, existentialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.0
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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, talky ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 5K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: neurotic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, starting over, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, introspection, looking for love, couples, family life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.6
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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, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, crumbling marriage, society, self discovery, filmmaking, starting over, breakup, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, unfulfillment, coming of age, hopes, youth, lifestyle, musician, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, bittersweet, partners, couples, human nature, friends, introspection, best friends, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Monster in a Box (1992)
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, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: monologue, live performance, media, midlife crisis, media satire, friends, writer's life, introspection, showbiz, lifestyle, creative block, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
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Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, human nature, midlife crisis, parents and children, women, french countryside, kick-butt women, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, introspection, love and romance, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, disorder, family problems, self discovery, nothing goes right, family life, lifestyle, eccentric family, couples, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, humorous, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, free spirit, stranger, unfulfillment, friends, introspection, infidelity, phone sex, vandalism, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Clink of Ice (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, lifestyle, writer's life, alcohol abuse, cancer, loneliness, life, absurd humor, maid, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 9K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, hopes, self discovery, husband wife relationship, existentialism, depression, loneliness, body swapping, art ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, friends, satire, film within a film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 11K
Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, traffic jam, artists and showbiz, bohemian life, politics, filmmaking, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, lifestyle, americana, love and romance, small town life, movie business, showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
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Bianca (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where ...
Style: realistic, bleak, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, misfit, police investigation, high school, mathematics, mental illness, split personality, cult, murderer, unhappiness ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 32K
The Postman (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: letter, poet, island, friendship, love, communism, exile, postman, romance, introspection, lifestyle, native ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.1
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, telephone operator, audition, actress, sexual fantasy, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 971
Judy Berlin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: solar eclipse, alzheimer's disease, marriage, dysfunctional family, reunion, society, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, family relations, filmmaking, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 14K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, fashion model, farce, lovers reunited, love and romance, lifestyle, media satire, satire, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
 8K
Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, introspection, unfulfillment, drug dealing, cancer, gay, homosexual, dentist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, canada, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, antisocial behavior, loneliness, depression, artist, rising to stardom, self discovery, human nature, new job, lifestyle, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, rooftop, chance meeting, drunkenness, infidelity, self discovery, suburbs, unfulfillment, family problems, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 2K
Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: humorous, absurd, light, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, cinema, french, dysfunctional family, satire, mistaken identity, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%