Movies like Comic Book Villains

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Comic Book Villains (2002)
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Comic Book Villains (2002)
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 the first to buy them. But when the old man declines to sell, the former friends turn into enemies, and a friendly rivalry becomes tainted with greed and turns to murder.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, cynical, offbeat, biting, comic ...
Plot: small town, rivalry, comic book shop, couple relations, crime, cons and scams, crimes, golden years, small town life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder, comics, greed, death, car, friendship, male female relationship, gun, orphan, stripper, theft, fire, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, dark humor and witty films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, brutality, adaptation and couples mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Comic Book Villains: Sour Grapes (1998), Dead Tired (1994), Strangers with Candy (2005), Wish You Were Dead (2001), The Alarmist (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious, dark humor, clever, realistic ...
Plot: casino, money, greed, buddies, screwball, betrayal, blind ambition, vengeance, gambling, nothing goes right, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria, las vegas
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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: clever, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, mistaken identity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, disorder, actor's life, twins, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
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76%
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, love triangle, fish out of water, addiction, gays and lesbians, starting over, sexual relations, teachers and students, drug abuse, high school life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
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74%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, hitman, crime, crimes, village, deadly, dishonesty, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, cons and scams, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Alarmist (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, workplace situations, crimes, screwball, dishonesty, forgery, investigation, innocence lost, workplace, catastrophe, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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70%
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100 Mile Rule (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, clever
Plot: crime gone awry, manipulations, crime, couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations, cons and scams, heist, murder, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, detroit, usa, los angeles
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68%
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: humorous, realistic, biting, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: beauty pageant, choreographer, social differences, suburban life, used car salesman, small town, americana, suburbs, couples, social relations, mischievous children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, store, filmmaking, hollywood, artists and showbiz, ghost, desire for fame, celebrity culture, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, usa, california
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64%
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Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, farce, couple relations, school, suburbs, new neighbor, parents and children, eccentric family, nothing goes right, couples, family relations, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: gun, neighbor, unsupportive spouse, suburbs, betrayal, crumbling marriage, suburban life, dull life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: midlife crisis, extramarital affair, car salesman, losing-it hero, small town, wife husband relationship, success, small town life, writer's life, against the rules, desire for fame, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, hawaii
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59%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, friendship, couple relations, urban, tobacco, cigarette, smoking, store, culture clash, social relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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58%
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The Crew (2000)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, gangsters, cons and scams, farce, hitman, crime, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, partners, golden years, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
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58%
 3.8
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Mr. Wrong (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, romance, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, dangerous attraction, wooing, fall in love, love and romance, couples, mentally unstable, battle of the sexes, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, stoners, anti heroes, crime, odd couple, gangsters, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
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57%
The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, surprise ending ...
Plot: missing person, gangsters, nothing goes right, school, crimes, crime, mystery, church, friendship, down on your luck, filmmaking, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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57%
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Ringmaster (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, dysfunctional family, media, society, disorder, suburbs, vengeance, infidelity, sexual relations, media satire, social decay, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
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Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: used car salesman, fight, car, salesman, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, theft, senate, ambition, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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
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56%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, semi serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: apathy, murder, violence spree, social decay, parent child relationship, deadly, society, disorder, investigation, couple relations, eccentric family, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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55%
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Polyester (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, biting, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, pornography, dysfunctional family, abortion, strangulation, love and romance, gay, drag, suburbs, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
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54%
Chain of Fools (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An avid detective is assigned to investigate the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: romance, theft, kidnapping, hitman, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, dishonesty, treasure, love, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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54%
Remarkable Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.
Style: dark humor, realistic, humorous, cynical, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: media, infidelity, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, vengeance, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, down on your luck, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Where's Poppa? (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd always take care of her. He fears that his batty mom's ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: caretaker, oedipus complex, rape, parents and children, eccentric family, sibling relationship, mother, incest, nothing goes right, family relations, golden years, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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
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53%
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The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: poker, gambling, contests and competitions, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, disorder, gambler, cards, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but ...
Style: clever, not serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: weatherman, lottery, tv station, small town, crime, buddies, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, weather, debt, crime gone awry, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 19K
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: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, statutory rape, amateur theater, filmmaking, nothing goes right, culture clash, showbiz, movie business, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: telephone, masturbation, answering machine, 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 ⇓
50%
Bedtime Story (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Benson, is a Casanova who tricks women into having sex with him before leaving them. He is content with his game until he meets Jamison, a real operator who poses as an exiled prince and not only gets women to share his bed but also to give him ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: gigolo, prince, farce, seduction, bet, rivalry, buddies, romance, hidden identity, bank, small town, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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