Movies like Comic Book Villains

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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 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, clever, dark humor, semi serious, witty, realistic, cynical, comic, satirical, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, comics, greed, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, superhero, death, crimes, golden years, writers, obsession, small town life, dishonesty, comic book shop, rivalry, love and romance, geek, destiny, storytelling, mentor, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, pornography, brutality and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Comic Book Villains: Haiku Tunnel (2001), Strangers with Candy (2005), Dead Tired (1994), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), The Alarmist (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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Strangers with Candy
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, addiction, teacher, love triangle, school, couples, fish out of water, parody, irreverent, pornography, prostitute, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
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Dead Tired
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, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, french, self discovery, couple relations, cons and scams, farce, mistaken identity, screwball, art, showbiz, artists and showbiz, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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    User:   81%
 
Pauly Shore Is Dead
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: death, stupidity, nothing goes right, actor's life, showbiz, weed, filmmaking, store, parody, artists and showbiz, hollywood, dumb ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa
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System:   86%
    User:   92%
 
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The Alarmist
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, workplace situations, screwball, crimes, dishonesty, forgery, investigation, innocence lost, workplace, catastrophe, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   87%
 
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Sour Grapes
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, clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: greed, vengeance, casino, buddies, screwball, parody, betrayal, sarcasm, dialogue, blind ambition, dumb, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, bulgaria
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The Search for One-eye Jimmy
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, dark humor ...
Plot: gangsters, missing person, nothing goes right, school, crime, crimes, church, mystery, dialogue, friendship, down on your luck, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   80%
 
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:   81%
    User:   69%
 
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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, parody, nothing goes right, hidden identity, media satire, writers, filmmaking, showbiz, lame, artists and showbiz, sarcasm, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   68%
 
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Mr. Wrong
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, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, obsession, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, dangerous attraction, farce, wooing, fall in love, stupidity, love and romance, crazy, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, usa, mexico
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    User:   91%
 
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The Grand
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, offbeat, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: poker, gambling, casino, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, parody, rivalry, brutality, sarcasm, underdog, hotel, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   70%
 
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:   77%
    User:   76%
 
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The Promotion
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, harsh ...
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, rivalry, store, ambition, workplace, dialogue, culture clash, supermarket, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, canada, chicago illinois, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   73%
 
Krippendorf's Tribe
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farce, jungle, college, single parent, comedy of errors, goofy hero, mischievous children, stereotypes, family, lame, parents and children, stupidity ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
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    User:   84%
 
Breakfast of Champions
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, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, book, pornography, losing-it hero, small town, adaptation, cross dressing, writing, insanity, small town life, distopia, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   86%
 
Attack the Gas Station!
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quartet of disaffected Korean youths have robbed a Seoul gas station. After taking the gas station over, their wacky antics ensue; forcing the manager to sing, kidnapping customers that complain about the service, and staging fist-fights between ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, heist, buddies, gang, crime, violence, violent, fight scenes, gangs, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: tokyo, japan, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   73%
 
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Ringmaster
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, tv show, television, violence, pornography, media, revenge, society, family, disorder, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   77%
 
Death at a Funeral
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Plot: farce, death, male nudity, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, death in the family, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, disorder, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   84%
 
A Good Man in Africa
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Morgan Leafy is a secretary to the British High Commissioner to an Africa nation. Leafy is a man that makes himself useful to his boss, the snobbish Arthur Fanshawe, who has no clue about what's going on around him, but who wants to use his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, golf, infidelity, farce, cons and scams, adaptation, political intrigue, brutality, corruption, god, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, london
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System:   72%
    User:   68%
 
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
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System:   72%
    User:   83%
 
Kiss Me, Guido
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: mistaken identity, farce, gay, friendship, odd couple, city life, stereotypes, culture clash, gays and lesbians, urban, happy ending, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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System:   70%
    User:   58%
 
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Butter
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: small town, contests and competitions, destiny, small town life, adoption, sarcasm, competition, ambition, pornography, blind ambition, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   68%
 
The Pallbearer
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring architect Tom Thompson is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, high school, love triangle, comedy of errors, college, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely friendships, twentysomething life, love and romance, relationships, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   69%
 
Lucky Numbers
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, dark humor, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crime, weatherman, buddies, drugs/alcohol, lottery, unlikely criminals, murder, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   68%
 
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The Muse
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to ...
Style: feel good, satirical, funny, light, inspirational ...
Plot: muse, hollywood, writers, creativity, writer's life, screenwriter, writing, midlife crisis, family, manipulation, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   66%
 
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Head of State
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hip hop, president, head of state, white house, corruption, campaign, fish out of water, political, stereotypes, ambition, parody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
She's Funny That Way
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, hotel, adultery, fall in love, urban, love affair, destiny, vengeance, writers, romance, artists and showbiz, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   59%
 
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:   68%
    User:   72%
 
Steal Big Steal Little
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, switching roles, comedy of errors, rich and poor, siblings relations, cons and scams, gangsters, family life, dishonesty, nudity (topless - notable), hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   72%
 
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Polyester
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, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: pornography, abortion, misfit, dysfunctional family, cult, love and romance, male nudity, suburbs, life philosophy, brutality, nudity (topless - notable), crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   72%
 
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