Movies like CQ

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CQ (2001)
 6.2
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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, weird ...
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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Most similar movies to CQ

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, melancholic and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, pornography, writers, obsession and runaway 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, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 12K
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, traffic jam, filmmaking, bohemian life, 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%
 7.1
 6K
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, film within a film, comeback, culture clash, unsuccessful, society, gender, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, creative block, strong female presence, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 21K
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: nervous breakdown, filmmaking, director, workplace situations, nothing goes right, workplace, artists and showbiz, actor's life, extramarital affair, love and romance, lifestyle, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, riviera, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5.2
 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, semi serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
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 ⇓
72%
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, dishonesty, lifestyle, journalism, actor's life, relationship vs career, couple relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), film within a film, jealous husband, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 25K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 59K
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: suspense, humorous, satirical, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, film within a film, rise to the top, showbiz, dishonesty, paparazzi, ambition, satire, cheating, virtual reality, starlet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, taj mahal, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: atmospheric, sexy, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, manipulation, satire, humiliation, nudity (full frontal - brief), virginity, train ride, dwarf, obsession, love, train, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: sexy, sexual, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, liar, compromise, midlife crisis, coming of age, bittersweet, human nature, family relations, thirtysomething life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, disorder, showbiz, couple relations ...
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, religions or cults, nuclear holocaust, globalization, society, human nature, remote control, beer, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 111K
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, producer, postmodernism, creator, star, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, love affair, fall in love, imaginary, love and romance, space and aliens, couples, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, ambition, desire for fame, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, disorder, bittersweet, office, showbiz, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 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, lifestyle, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, boss and employee, nudity (full frontal - brief), telephone operator, sexual fantasy, actress, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, filmmaker, violinist, showbiz, imaginary character, profanity, performer's life, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, obsession, couple relations, movie business, rebelliousness, husband wife relationship, porn, cuckold, porn director ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, erotic, stylized, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, filmmaking, sexual relations, sex, lifestyle, showbiz, love affair, manipulation, manipulations, actor's life, gender, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, profanity, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, switzerland, japan, geneva switzerland, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.7
 181K
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, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, thief, weirdo, mentally unstable, filmmaking, lookalikes, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy, distopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 505
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: parody, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, cons and scams, desire for fame, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, actor's life, disorder, showbiz, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, france, usa, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, funny ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, fall in love, love affair, romance, love and romance, actor's life, adultery, father son relationship, multiple storylines, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, coffee, kindergarten, quotation, new wave, obsession, couples, politics, love and romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, europe, france, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, gay teenager, friendship, social differences, drug addiction, estrangement, teenage life, love triangle, opposites attract, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california, cambodia
⇓ 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: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, hotel, filmmaking, gender bending, actor's life, transsexual, nothing goes right, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, village, showbiz, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%