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Death to Smoochy (2002)
 6.3
 37K
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.
Style: humorous, realistic, surreal, cynical, stylized, harsh, bad ending, clever, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, tv show, rivalry, vengeance, nothing goes right, disorder, showbiz, delusion, success, television, children, father son relationship, depression, corruption, crimes, urban, dishonesty, charity, network, ratings, layoff, bribery, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, salt lake city utah, coney island brooklyn new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, humorous and dark humor films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, brutality, crimes, greed and violence mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Death to Smoochy: The King of Comedy (1982), The Big White (2005), Leaves of Grass (2009), Shakes the Clown (1991), The Ice Harvest (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, misfit, nervous breakdown, dysfunctional character, showbiz, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 13K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, insurance fraud, murder, insurance agent, frozen body, life insurance, disorder, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Leaves of Grass (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
Style: intellectual, realistic, exciting, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, twins, road trip, twin brother, crime, drug dealing, siblings relations, crimes, dishonesty, petty criminal, unlikely criminals, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychopath, kidnapping, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, witty, intense ...
Plot: stripper, betrayal, christmas, femme fatale, murder, strip club, crime, gangsters, nothing goes right, dishonesty, hunt down, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, network, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 16K
Made (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two aspiring boxers lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Style: humorous, witty, dark humor, funny, talky ...
Plot: friendship, crime, nothing goes right, buddies, partners, disorder, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime boss, money laundering, bad temper ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, film within a film, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, twists and turns, absurd ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, cia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, disorder, escapades, autobiography, crime, society, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 528K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, actor's life, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, actor, superhero, existentialism, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 50K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, clever, psychological, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, agent, screenwriter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 10K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, humorous, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, life turned upside down, crimes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: murder, disorder, strangulation, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, family relations, train, attempted murder, resentment, professor, matricide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 51K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coincidence, artist, suicide, murder, nightclub, one night, farce, nothing goes right, lifestyle, city life, fish out of water, uncontrollable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, partners, disorder, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, manipulations, crime gone awry, partners, dishonesty, petty criminal, perfect crime, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, small time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 29K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, call center, crime, cons and scams, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, partners, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Style: cynical, dark humor, satirical, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: perversion, filmmaking, heroin, nothing goes right, hostages, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, delusion, rebellion, misfit, anti conformity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.9
 367K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, talky, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, irish, guilt, tourist, death, redemption, haunted by the past, partners, canadian stereotype, gay slur, friendship, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, europe, ireland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 128K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, cons and scams, anti heroes, antisocial behavior, drinking problem, drugs/alcohol, heist, theft, stripper, thief, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, realistic, microfilm ...
Plot: double life, cia, double agent, intrigue, spy, hitman, showbiz, undercover, dishonesty, tv show, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: mexico, new york, latin america, usa, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
What Just Happened (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: movie business, hollywood, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, midlife crisis, disagreement, workplace, workplace situations, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Rancid Aluminum (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: family business, going straight, nothing goes right, gangsters, hitman, down on your luck, drug abuse, buddies, dishonesty, family problems, betrayal, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, gangsters, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1954, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 41K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, danger, power relations, couples, crime, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, small town, danger, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
God Bless America (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, semi serious, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: mass murder, stupidity, pop culture, killing spree, rage, crimes, female killer, life is a bitch, media, age difference, partners, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lucky Numbers (2000)
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: humorous, dark humor, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, weatherman, small town, tv station, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, couple relations, unlikely criminals, crimes, nothing goes right, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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