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, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friendship, terminal illness, motorcycle, artists and showbiz, cancer, island, diary, eccentricity, autobiography, scooter, multiple storylines, satire, writer's life, friends, family relations, misfit, couple relations, parents and children, journalism, couples, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy

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, redemption, lifestyle and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Dear Diary: April (1998), Stardust Memories (1980), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), The Trip (2010), Funny Bones (1995). 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, autobiography, family relations, couples, society, babies and infants, hopes, state affairs, youth, lifestyle, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1997, year 1995 ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, venice, london
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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, introspection, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, self discovery, performer's life, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, relationship vs career, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, family life, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, actor's life, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.7
 20K
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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, showbiz, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, thought provoking, clever, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, hopes, storytelling, writer's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, friends, haunted by the past, starting over, introspection, lifestyle, conversation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, cynical, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse, cancer, life, loneliness, absurd humor, maid, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 10K
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, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, best friends, partners, friends, family problems, couples, family relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 6K
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, mother son relationship, family relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, single parent, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 12K
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, clergy, politics, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, filmmaking, bohemian life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: live performance, human nature, introspection, showbiz, midlife crisis, media satire, creative block, friends, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, musician's life, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Summer Holiday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, reunion, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, sex, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: car thief, road trip, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, obsessive quest, lifestyle, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Giacinto lives with his wife, their ten children and various other family members in a shack on the hills of Rome. Some time ago he has lost his left eye while at work, and got a consistent sum of money from the insurance company, which he keeps ...
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: incest, family relations, satire, murder, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, society, couples, couple relations, greed, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, nothing goes right, self discovery, family life, siblings relations, couples, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, south of france, europe, southern france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, stranger, free spirit, unfulfillment, friends, introspection, phone sex, infidelity, vandalism, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.2
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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, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, actress, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, self discovery, rising to stardom, social misfits, ambition, lifestyle, new job, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, family relations, adultery, on the road, brawl, chance meeting, drunkenness, rooftop, suburbs, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 24K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
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Bianca (1983)
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: psychological, bleak, sentimental, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, psychoanalysis, investigation, mathematics, high school, cult, mental illness, misfit, crimes, police investigation, split personality, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
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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, semi serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, lovers reunited, lifestyle, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, fashion model, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, drug dealing, unfulfillment, cancer, gay, homosexual, dentist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, amsterdam, canada, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%