Movies like The Darwin Awards

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The Darwin Awards (2006)
 6.0
 10K
The Darwin Awards (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After botching the capture of a notorious serial killer, idiosyncratic detective Michael Burrows loses his job with the San Francisco Police. He becomes an investigator for an insurance company and joins forces with a cynical field agent to probe suspicious and unusual deaths.
Style: humorous, realistic, intellectual, semi serious, neurotic, suspense, offbeat, road movie, cult film, absurd ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, insurance, on the road, skyscraper, stupidity, fainting, white trash, crimes, murder mystery, profiler, humanity, forensics, serial killer, obsessive quest, deadly, police detective, sex, dog, desert, winter, kitchen, female nudity, male virgin, oral sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to The Darwin Awards

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Darwin Awards: Waking Up in Reno (2002), The Last Shot (2004), The Mexican (2001), Dream with the Fishes (1997), The Alarmist (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Candy and Lonnie Earl are just crazy about each other. The problem: she's married to Roy and he's married to Darlene. So far it's been a secret affair. But that's about to change, because this foursome is driving cross-country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, infidelity, on the road, couple relations, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Shot (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forgery, investigation, special agents, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, organized crime, undercover, sting operation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island, houston texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.1
 102K
The Mexican (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, one last job, on the road, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crimes, crime, escapades, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dream with the Fishes (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suicidal man who can't kill himself agrees to finance his terminally ill neighbor's bucket list of fantasies if, at the end, the neighbor will kill him.
Style: semi serious, realistic, twists and turns, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, addiction, voyeurism, self discovery, suicide, drugs, bowling, death, hospital, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 848
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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, screwball, innocence lost, workplace situations, cons and scams, workplace, investigation, dishonesty, forgery, crimes, oral sex, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Modern Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, neurotic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, film within a film, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, self discovery, fall in love, breakup, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.3
 1K
Conception (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Conception is a clever, romantic comedy that proves it takes more than sex to make a baby. From a couple fighting the odds of fertility to young teenagers losing their virginity, the film follows nine very different couples on the night they ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, first sex, couple relations, sexual relations, family relations, couples, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, teenage sex, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.9
 47K
Tammy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, escapades, road trip, nothing goes right, unemployment, grandmother granddaughter relationship, female protagonist, alcoholic, adventure, mentor, silly humor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
Moving McAllister (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rick Robinson, a law intern, is scheduled to take the bar exam in just four days. Anxious to score points with his boss Mr. McAllister, Rick unwisely agrees to help the man move. The next day, Rick finds himself in a moving van from Miami to Los ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: intern, road trip, nothing goes right, opposites attract, unlikely couple, on the road, couple relations, race against time, love and romance, hitchhiker, romance, pets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 16K
The Ten (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.
Style: cynical, witty, not serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: human nature, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, violence, ventriloquist dummy, sabbath, brain scan, radiation sickness, rubik's cube ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 9K
Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, actor's life, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, workplace intrigue, couple relations, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 57K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love and romance, mystery, love affair, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Say It Isn't So (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Boy meets girl; boy falls in love (and had wild, non-stop sex) with girl; boy loses girl... when they discover they are brother and sister! But when he learns that he's the victim of the ultimate case of mistaken identity, the lovesick young ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, mistaken identity, romance, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, farce, family relations, love and romance, private detective, siblings relations, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, indiana, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 1K
Dopamine (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Rand is a computer animator, who has created an artificial intelligence creature designed to interact with children and teach them responsibility. When his prototype is forced into practice at a school, Rand encounters Sarah, a teacher he was ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, looking for love, love affair, pets, a.i., love, artificial intelligence, science, loneliness, technology, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 6K
Results (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, talky, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace situations, workplace, romance, love and romance, power relations, disorder, workplace romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, love triangle, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 1K
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, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, fighting the system, nothing goes right, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, misfit, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 439
Blue Moon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After screwing up a money exchange a Viennese small-time crook accompanied by a Russian hostess hits the road to the East.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, crime gone awry, gangsters, romance, obsessive quest, cons and scams, dishonesty, fall in love, on the run, love and romance, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, slovakia, eastern europe, central europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 794
Back Roads (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, road movie, talky
Plot: prostitute, on the road, hitchhiking, police, love and romance, opposites attract, love, hopes, couples, male female relationship, countryside, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 4K
Whipped (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three to one may sound like fairly good odds, but it depends on the game. When the "one" is one very irresistible woman and the "three" are three hopelessly smitten guys, the deck is pretty stacked. In the battle of the sexes, ...
Style: twists and turns, sexy, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, love triangle, couples, femme fatale, womanizer, life philosophy, justice, diner, dating, stereotypes, strong sexual content, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 5K
Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, friends, social relations, fish out of water, culture clash, on the road, disorder, friendship between men, road trip, best friends, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 18K
You Kill Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, funny, dark humor ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, love and romance, rehabilitation, polish, going straight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rockin' Meera (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An upcoming hip-hop band from San Francisco makes the journey into the depths of modern Hindustan. They clash with a feisty Prince for the prized catch: Meera, a bold dusky beauty. The comic adventure unfolds in the jaws of a raging tiger, raining ...
Style: humorous, feel good, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hip hop, society, love and romance, friends, couples, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, forbidden love, music band, romance, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, san francisco, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 2K
Hugo Pool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, love, fall in love, couple relations, opposites attract, romance, couples, lifestyle, master and servant, race against time, gambling, bookies ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: road movie, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, family vacation, on the road, cross country, adventure, parents and children, disorder, family relations, couples, hysteria ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, kansas, arizona, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 21K
Miss March (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a ...
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: playboy, erotica, road trip, life turned upside down, disorder, absurdism, stupidity, party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, virginity, on the road, male virgin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
They Came Together (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.
Style: humorous, feel good, satirical, light, absurd ...
Plot: parody, disagreement, opposites attract, romance, cliche, restaurant, accountant, sarcasm, stupidity, dentist, couples, meet the parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 72K
Wanderlust (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, road movie, light ...
Plot: hippie, couple relations, nudism, couples, lifestyle, hopes, disorder, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, starting over, husband wife relationship, commune ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, wedding, buddies, disorder, fall in love, opposites attract, roommate, romance, looking for love, best friends, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, blind character, disorder, blindness and impaired vision, film within a film, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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