Movies like Clerks

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Clerks (1994)
 7.8
 197K
Clerks
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, funny, realistic, surreal, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, workplace, cult, dialogue driven, sarcasm, drinking, buddies, dialogue, foul language, store, twentysomething life, irreverent, storytelling, existentialism, philosophy, workplace situations, loneliness, pornography, convenience store, weed, honest, mentor, life philosophy, crime gone awry, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa

Most similar movies to Clerks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and clever films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, brutality, drinking and pornography mostly in Comedy, Romance and Animation genres. Some movies like Clerks: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Office Space (1999), Mallrats (1995), Blue in the Face (1995), Deconstructing Harry (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.4
 122K
Clerks II
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, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, workplace, geek, cult, drugs/alcohol, buddies, male nudity, rock, dialogue, workplace romance, store, dialogue driven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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, clever, talky, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, hollywood, drugs, road trip, buddies, internet, parody, weed, on the road, fugitives, marijuana, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
 220K
Office Space
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: talky, witty, clever, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: office, workplace, cult, rebellion, business, philosophy, revenge, buddies, corporate america, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 7.2
 107K
Mallrats
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, comic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: marijuana, male nudity, farce, buddies, slacker, chase, father daughter relationship, dialogue, dialogue driven, twentysomething life, sarcasm, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
Blue in the Face
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: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, human nature, couple relations, urban, relationships, store, sarcasm, life philosophy, dialogue, solitude, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Deconstructing Harry
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: writing, psychiatry, art, postmodernism, writer's life, sarcasm, writers, midlife crisis, depression, life philosophy, relationships, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
Denise Calls Up
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, romance, self discovery, unlikely friendships, couple relations, life philosophy, solitude, life & death, loneliness, relationships, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 6.1
 1K
Haiku Tunnel
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, office, obnoxious boss, corporate america, lawyer, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, writing, catastrophe, existentialism, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
 123K
Chasing Amy
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, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, romance, sexuality, friendship, gay, homosexuality, sex, relationships, opposites attract, love story, dialogue, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
 7.3
 73K
Heathers
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, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, cult, friendship, teenager, murder, coming of age, high school life, diary, adolescence, teenagers, cheerleading ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
The Lonely Guy
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, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, singleness, urban, romance, hopes, mentor, couples, disorder, starting over, revenge, fight scenes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
 7.4
 11K
Clerks
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Clerks is an American animated sitcom based on Kevin Smith's 1994 comedy of the same name. It was developed for television by Smith, Smith's producing partner Scott Mosier and former Seinfeld writer David Mandel with character designs by ...
Style: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, friendship, cult, store, twentysomething life, workplace situations, disorder, workplace, friends, escapades, petty job, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
 6.6
 4K
Party Girl
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: friendship, opposites attract, twentysomething life, romance, urban, fall in love, life philosophy, city life, fish out of water, mentor, unlikely friendships, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
Sleepwalk with Me
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: fall in love, marriage, relationships, life, adolescence vs adulthood, dreams, twentysomething life, lifestyle, mentor, drinking, love and romance, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
 6.9
 2K
Waydowntown
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: workplace, office, contests and competitions, twentysomething life, life philosophy, superhero, existentialism, mentor, obsession, surrealism, buddies, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
The Foot Fist Way
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, obsession, buddies, adultery, sarcasm, goofy hero, school, contests and competitions, small town, friendship, infidelity, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
Lost in America
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: humorous, road movie, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, down on your luck, yuppie, workplace, marriage, nothing goes right, corporate america, hopes, deadpan, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 6.7
 29K
In a World...
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: workplace, father daughter relationship, family relations, desire for fame, parents and children, siblings relations, alone in the world, sarcasm, unfulfilled love, dialogue, writers, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
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, stylized, not serious, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, parody, journalism, stupidity, workplace, cult, sexism, buddies, dumb, battle of the sexes, ego clash, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
I Heart Huckabees
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: clever, surreal, intellectual, talky, humorous ...
Plot: existentialism, self discovery, surveillance, storytelling, private detective, suburbs, jealousy, surrealism, philosophy, investigation, strong sexual content, metaphysics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
Broadway Danny Rose
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gangster, comedy of errors, couple relations, relationships, mob, love triangle, urban, screwball, character study, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
 7.0
 72K
Grandma's Boy
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, funny, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, video game, workplace, stupidity, geek, virginity, weed, drugs/alcohol, buddies, stoners, drugs, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
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, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, romance, friendship, sexuality, strong sexual content, gay, best friends, sex, beer, male nudity, buddies, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: humorous, talky, sexy, clever, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, infidelity, romance, love, marriage, buddies, countryside, relationships, adultery, existentialism, looking for love, love triangle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, talky, atmospheric, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, surrealism, human nature, dreams, adultery, society, existentialism, sarcasm, irreverent, disorder, art, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
 7.5
 50K
Best in Show
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, biting, not serious ...
Plot: dog, obsession, lesbian, gay, hotel, pets, eccentricity, contests and competitions, deadpan, relationships, farce, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, illinois, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
Napoleon Dynamite
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, small town, friendship, geek, teenager, adolescence, underdog, school dance, bullying, buddies, nerds, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, utah, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
I'm Not Rappaport
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, life philosophy, unlikely couple, aging, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), city life, adaptation, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
 6.8
 82K
Waiting...
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, funny, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: workplace, drinking, male nudity, restaurant, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friendship, high school, college, workplace situations, waiter, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
Comic Book Villains
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, clever, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: small town, comics, greed, couple relations, crime, cons and scams, superhero, death, crimes, golden years, writers, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
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