Movies like Citizen Ruth

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Citizen Ruth (1996)
 7.0
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Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, stylized, talky, cynical, biting, suspense, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, youth, life is a bitch, unwanted pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, siege, criminal, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, judge, extremist, character study, justice, babies and infants, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about mentor, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, catastrophe, runaway and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Citizen Ruth: Palindromes (2004), Hurlyburly (1998), Postcards from the Edge (1990), Election (1999), Gridlock'd (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, youth, abortion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, india, wyoming
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95%
 5.9
 10K
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, drugs/alcohol, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.2
 88K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: satire, jealousy, teacher, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, lifestyle, teenage life, society, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, new york, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.9
 14K
Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, humorous, rough, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, addiction, hip hop, heroin, friendship, going straight, rehabilitation, overdose, crimes, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, infidelity, couple relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 2K
Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, on the road, pregnancy, orphan, hostage, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, eccentric family, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 9K
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, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.7
 44K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, dark humor, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, christianity, high school, friendship, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, teenage life, teenage love, youth, unwanted pregnancy, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, network, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 13K
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, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, bar, drinking, alcohol, ice cream truck, small town, unemployment, self discovery, human nature, down on your luck, sexual content, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 78K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, presidential election, political corruption, satire, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: clever, intense, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, crimes of passion, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, weapons, multiple storylines, geek, family drama, prejudice, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 13K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: republican, political satire, politics, assassination attempt, election campaign, political campaign, senator, conservative, manipulation, journalism, manipulations, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nicaragua, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 32K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, dark humor, cynical, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, fall in love, falling in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A junkie nurse rules the night shift at a convalescent hospital.
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace, drug abuse, addiction, workplace situations, life is a bitch, dishonesty, against the rules, cons and scams, golden years, retirement home life, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, movie business, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, humorous, dark humor, suspense, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, nun, half sister, doctors and patients, siblings relations, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, fighting the system, workplace, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 7K
She Hate Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Style: suspense, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, investigation, couple relations, rise and fall, couples, downfall, dishonesty, down on your luck, false accusation, workplace intrigue, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.6
 8K
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, homecoming, single parent, alienation, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
Style: talky, melancholic, light, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, culture clash, self discovery, social differences, family in crisis, pregnancy, women, feminism, family relations, character study, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, midlife crisis, workplace, disagreement, workplace situations, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, cannes, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, social differences, crimes, social climbing, life is a bitch, dishonesty, investigation, uncover truth, con artists, yuppie ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, depressing, philosophical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, poet, fame, politics, money, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, eccentric family, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: friendship, office, workplace, workplace situations, fighting the system, heist, office politics, secretary, father daughter relationship, women, eating disorder, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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