Movies like The Dark Backward

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The Dark Backward (1991)
 5.8
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The Dark Backward (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent, and it begins to look like his career is on the move, even though his girlfriend has left him.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, talent agent, obsession, singleness, friends, misfit, partners, love and romance, starting over, satire, experiment gone awry, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, buddies, opposites attract, rise to the top, disorder, fish out of water, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, freak, best friend, necrophilia, surrealism ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Dark Backward

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about friends, love and romance, lifestyle, buddies, friendship, couples and partners mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Dark Backward: Bikini Summer (1991), Kisses and Caroms (2006), Cougar Club (2007), Never Been Thawed (2005), Postmark Paradise (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bikini Summer (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of friends are hired to redecorate a beach house while the elderly owners are out of town for the summer. Redecorating is the last thing on their minds, and a wild bikini filled summer is had by all. An imposter-photographer, a bikini ...
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, realistic, teen sex comedy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: beach, bikini, contests and competitions, love and romance, partners, buddies, youth, lifestyle, student life, friendship, looking for sex, friends ...
Time: 90s
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95%
Kisses and Caroms (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In California, Zack owns the "Breakingtime Billiards", a store that sells pool tables and game room supplies. He works with his girlfriend Jennifer; the sexy seller Tara; the installer of pool tables and best friend, the wolf David, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: billiards, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, partners, unlikely couple, workplace, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, radio show, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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Cougar Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Spence and Hogan graduate from college, life is bleak. They have to work for heinous divorce lawyers that torture them. Spence has a girlfriend from hell and Hogan just wants to start his life already. As luck would have it, our two young men ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, sexy, sex comedy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, friendship, love and romance, partners, battle of the sexes, couples, looking for sex, buddies, lifestyle, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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94%
Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, disorder, rivalry, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, ego clash, desire for fame, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, starting over, society, couples, culture clash, couple relations, love and romance, romance, immigrants, husband wife relationship, mail order bride ...
Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
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86%
 5.0
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What Boys Like (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While traveling to be the groomsmen in the wedding of their friend Scott, the wolf Dewey proposes two bets to his monogamist friend Jay: if he had sex along the weekend he would give his valuable convertible car to Jay; and if Jay did not score any ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: wedding, opposites attract, lifestyle, buddies, looking for love, fall in love, silly humor, singleness, womanizer, best friends, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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81%
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Watch It (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his introduction to a game of perpetual pranks called ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: prank, partners, gender, best friends, love triangle, family gatherings, singleness, love and romance, battle of the sexes, womanizer, buddies, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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78%
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Floundering (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young man's unemployment benefits run out, the IRS freezes his bank account, and his druggie brother needs help, things can't get any worse...until he discovers his girlfriend is cheating on him!
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: unemployment, estrangement, friendship, lifestyle, society, down on your luck, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, dark humor, buddies, disorder, fictional reality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, italy, usa, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Late Last Night (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a fight with his wife, who's leaving him, Dan's day is getting worse by the minute. He calls an old friend for a night of binge drinking and intoxication. They start a cathartic ride through the city's underbelly.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, golf, legal action, crimes, partners, nightlife, showbiz, love and romance, buddies, lifestyle, prostitute, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Hollywood Palms (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set entirely in the Hollywood Palms apartment building and its yard, this movie shows how people there live and interact with each other.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, biting, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dark humor, betrayal, buddies, lifestyle, human nature, friendship, introspection, showbiz, hollywood, murder, social decay, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Plot: friends, lifestyle, singleness, buddies, looking for love, love and romance, life philosophy, womanizer, male female relationship, transformation, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 1.8
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Pledge This! (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At popular South Beach University, filthy rich super-snob Victoria English is the absolute queen of leading Greek student club, Sigma Sigma. In order to achieve her crowning ambition, winning FHM Magazine's annual best sorority, she must ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sorority, college, university, leadership, friendship, fish out of water, teenage love, college life, love and romance, buddies, partners, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, florida, france, miami, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
35 and Ticking (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Centers around the lives of Victoria, Zenobia, Clevon, and Phil -- all friends approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they've always dreamed of. While Zenobia (Nicole Ari Parker) is still looking for a man, Victoria ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, midlife crisis, love and romance, comedy of errors, couple relations, buddies, couples, wooing, disorder, crumbling marriage, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Lola Versus (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just three weeks before her wedding, Lola (Greta Gerwig) finds herself suddenly without a partner when her longtime fiance, Luke (Joel Kinnaman), dumps her. With her 30th birthday looming and being forced to re-enter the New York City dating scene, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, couples, romance, starting over, best friends, singleness, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, life turned upside down, disorder, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.7
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Stoogemania (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Howard F. Howard idolizes The Three Stooges. His friends and familiy are worried, and consider having him committed.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: mental institution, obsession, love affair, parents and children, friendship, unemployment, farce, love and romance, buddies, partners, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: party, youth, disorder, fish out of water, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, odd couple, culture clash, college, prediction, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, texas, india
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57%
 3.0
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Unemployed (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamal and Dex are two hapless out of work actors who come to terms with reality when they realize they've been pursuing their dreams for over ten years and still haven't booked a single speaking role. When the two run out of cash and face ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, fish out of water, looking for love, unemployment, buddies, unlikely couple, love and romance, actor's life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 545
The Foursome (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four old friends reconnect at their 20-year college reunion.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: reunion, golf, friendship, lifestyle, buddies, best friends, couple relations, betrayal, old friends, twentysomething life, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Beach Movie (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Link is torn between the two loves of his life: surfing, and his girlfriend Sunny. He's also got to deal with an angry landlady who's threatening to evict him if he doesn't start paying his rent. When three rich but clueless newcomers ...
Style: realistic, not serious, sexy, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, love and romance, partners, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, escapades, misfit, buddies, youth, sexual content, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
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Party Girl (1995)
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, party, librarian, coming of age, twentysomething life, misfit, lifestyle, youth, romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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55%
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Winter Break (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Viscerally experience a "year off" in Aspen, Colorado with a group of recent college grads who have elected to defer graduate school and career opportunities to ski, snow-board, climb, party, fall in love and basically live life to its ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, fall in love, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, resort, teenage life, love and romance, youth, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, college life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
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Trippin' (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, a lover. His ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, high school, teenage life, youth, romance, love and romance, buddies, lifestyle, college, college life, friends, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend. Film of the ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, mumblecore ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, musician, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, couples, musician's life, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, signal, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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I Love You Too (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Written by comedian Peter Helliar, I LOVE YOU TOO stars Brendan Cowell as Jim, a 30-something emotionally stunted man whose inability to declare his love to his girlfriend, Alice, threatens to cost him the best thing he ever had but leads him to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, couple relations, breakup, buddies, wooing, society, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
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Casual Sex? (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: resort, friends, battle of the sexes, dating, romance, looking for love, lifestyle, unlikely couple, best friends, buddies, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
You Can't Hurry Love (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film shows the many women who seduce our hero, until he finally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, parody
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: swingers, swinger, partners, gender, best friends, romance, buddies, love and romance, lifestyle, misfit, friendship, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: ohio, usa, venice california, venice beach california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Baby's Daddy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fatherhood, baby born, pregnancy, family life, friendship, parents and children, eccentric family, lifestyle, youth, buddies, love and romance, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
You and Your Stupid Mate (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Phillip (Phillips) and Geoffrey (Sampson) are two Aussie larrikins, whose lives centre around running the un-official "Sons and Surf" website...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: save the day, friends, lifestyle, partners, cons and scams, unemployment, nothing goes right, misfit, odd couple, escapades, party, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 3K
Glory Daze (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's punk rock meets Animal House in this campus comedy that stars Ben Affleck as Jack, a soon-to-be graduate who finds he's having a difficult time letting go of the college life -- and decides maybe he doesn't have to. Also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friends, college, relationship vs career, graduation, teacher, student, party, adolescence vs adulthood, singleness, college life, nightlife, looking for love ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%