Movies like Clerks

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Clerks (1994)
 7.8
 197K
Clerks (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, cynical, clever, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, workplace, convenience store, male friendship, hockey, cult, funeral, anger, jealousy, death, everyday life, buddies, loser, monologue, junk food, store, twentysomething life, workplace situations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, friends, social misfits, human nature, dialogue driven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and talky films with plots about mentor, dialogue, friendship, storytelling, drinking, brutality and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Clerks: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Mallrats (1995), Office Space (1999), Blue in the Face (1995), Chasing Amy (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 122K
Clerks II (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, loser, workplace, everyday life, cult, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rock, workplace romance, store, workplace situations, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, lesbian, on the road, monkey actor, chase, robbery, theft, buddies, experiment, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 107K
Mallrats (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slacker, farce, shopping, bandleader, marijuana, friendship, rivalry, loser, shopping mall, buddies, twentysomething life, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 220K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: witty, clever, dark humor, talky, humorous ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, laziness, downsizing, coworker relationship, beach resort, unlikely criminals, workplace situations, love and romance, cult, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, friendship, urban, couple relations, tobacco, smoking, cigarette, store, culture clash, social relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 123K
Chasing Amy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, sexuality, menage a trois, bisexuality, romance, hockey, sexual exploration, jealousy, opposites attract, self discovery, love of one's life, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 82K
Waiting... (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Employees at a Bennigan's-like restaurant (called, creatively enough, Shenanigan's), kill time before their real lives get started. But while they wait, they'll have to deal with picky customers who want their steak cooked to order ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: restaurant, waiter, friendship, screaming, speaking german, employer employee relationship, workplace romance, workplace, party, chef, drugs/alcohol, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Denise Calls Up (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: answering machine, masturbation, telephone, friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.2
 1K
Film Geek (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, friendship, looking for love, store, looking for sex, singleness, twentysomething life, love and romance, misfit, couples, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 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, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: casino, money, greed, buddies, screwball, betrayal, blind ambition, vengeance, gambling, nothing goes right, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: bulgaria, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously ...
Style: sexual, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: pornography, strong sexual content, porn, friendship, romance, debt, roommate, actor, snow, party, jealousy, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis and Clark, aka The Sunshine Boys, were famous comedians during the vaudeville era, but off-stage they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years of retirement. Willy Clark's nephew is the producer of a TV ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, vaudeville, grudge, buddies, friendship, comedian, showbiz, friends, couples, actor's life, golden years, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, newsroom, panda, gang warfare, tv show in film, misogynist, ladder, parody, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: realistic, talky, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenager, high school, adolescence, stoners, friendship, marijuana, adolescence vs adulthood, teacher, small town, party, vandalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: writer's block, psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, midlife crisis, insanity, artists and showbiz, human nature, estrangement, heaven and hell, alienation, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 8K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, buddies, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, twentysomething life, coming of age, society, youth, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 1K
Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 73K
Heathers (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, diary, suicide, teenage love, clique, teenage life, cult, friendship, hippie, anti conformity, gay slur, suicide attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gay, lesbian, infidelity, gays and lesbians, couple relations, hiv, romance, sexual relations, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. Film of the ...
Style: mumblecore, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, musician, musician's life, romance, friends, couples, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: singleness, breakup, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, urban, hopes, romance, couples, disorder, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, generation gap, museum, student, urban, dress, independence, car theft, when the parents are away, cult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 4K
Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: party, library, librarian, friendship, lebanese, opposites attract, romance, twentysomething life, urban, free spirit, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prom, high school, fashion, friendship, high school reunion, best friend, reunion, job seeking, best friends, switching roles, smoking, ruse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sleepwalking, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, stand-up comedian, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, unsuccessful, adulthood, loser, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 72K
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But he gets kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, stoner, video game, eviction, roommate, party, buddies, drugs/alcohol, workplace, grandparent grandchild relationship, man child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy
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, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, odd couple, urban, unlikely couple, aging, city life, crimes, elderly, partners, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 13K
The Big Kahuna (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: salesman, love and romance, religion and supernatural, midlife crisis, religion, hotel, dialogue driven, hotel room, convention, fight, marketing, bartender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, coming of age, buddies, friendship, summer, youth, workplace, friends, boss and employee, workplace situations, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, small town, buddies, obsession, goofy hero, insecurity, sport, contests and competitions, school, friendship, infidelity, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%