Movies like CQ

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CQ (2001)
 6.2
 5K
CQ (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, semi serious, futuristic, artsy, enigmatic, offbeat, art house, visually appealing ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, starlet, nudity (full frontal - brief), secret agents, film within a film, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, lone hero, creative block, silly humor, love, vampire, gay, airplane, thief, cat, party, new year, money, spacecraft, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, rome italy, vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, satire, mentor, pornography, obsession and writers mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like CQ: Living in Oblivion (1995), Roma (1972), Irma Vep (1996), Day for Night (1973), Ready to Wear (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 7.4
 11K
Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, bohemian life, traffic jam, filmmaking, performer's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.0
 5K
Irma Vep (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Style: thought provoking, clever, witty, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: satire, comeback, film within a film, culture clash, artists and showbiz, society, gays and lesbians, gender, unsuccessful, creative block, strong female presence, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 20K
Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: filmmaking, nervous breakdown, director, workplace situations, actor's life, workplace, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, extramarital affair, lifestyle, love and romance, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.1
 14K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, lovers reunited, lifestyle, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, fashion model, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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 ⇓
67%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, journalism, actor's life, couple relations, relationship vs career, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, male female relationship, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 3K
Metroland (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, compromise, liar, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, celebrity culture, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love and romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 58K
S1m0ne (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first ...
Style: humorous, satirical, entertaining, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, rise to the top, showbiz, dishonesty, paparazzi, ambition, starlet, movie business, computer, media, film within a film, virtual reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, taj mahal, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
55%
Let's Have a Brainwash (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New ...
Style: offbeat, contemplative, surreal, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, stewardess, post apocalypse, thief, society, human nature, globalization, nuclear holocaust, religions or cults, road rage, watermelon, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, bittersweet, office, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, goofy hero, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 107K
8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, self involved, creator, postmodernism, star, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, copenhagen, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Space Station 76 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, stylized, touching, light ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, infidelity, asteroid, couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, imaginary, space and aliens, introspection, oldies ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 2K
Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise to the top, desire for fame, ambition, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, showbiz, self discovery, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, audition, actress ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, funny, sexy ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, filmmaking, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, movie business, rebelliousness, husband wife relationship, porn, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), train ride, dwarf, obsession, humiliation, virginity, manipulations, self destructing, postmodernism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sex Is Comedy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.
Style: erotic, serious, stylized, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, filmmaking, sexual relations, lifestyle, love affair, showbiz, manipulation, manipulations, actor's life, gender, sex, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, film producer, money, humiliation, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 4K
8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: sexy, erotic, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: nun, father son relationship, harem, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, estate, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, profanity, couples, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, geneva switzerland, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 6K
Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 174K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, twins, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, odd, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 426
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, parody, disorder, desire for fame, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, actor's life, media satire, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, europe, france, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, funny ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, actor's life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, adultery, father son relationship, multiple storylines, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 8K
Nowhere (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids in Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.
Style: surreal, futuristic, stylized, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, youth, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, love triangle, teenage life, estrangement, opposites attract, social misfits, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, quotation, kindergarten, coffee, new wave, obsession, social misfits, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions between members of a film crew build while they wait for the arrival of the director and star to arrive on location.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, hotel, filmmaking, gender bending, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, transsexual, gays and lesbians, village, showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Alex in Wonderland (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, Alex seemingly has his choice of what his next project will ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), vietnam war, imaginary kingdom, starting over, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, political unrest, couple relations, small town, small town life, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: italy, vietnam, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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