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Deconstructing Harry (1997)
 7.4
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Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, cynical, clever, surreal, biting, suspense, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, writer's life, human nature, alienation, writing, writer's block, art, heaven and hell, ex couple relations, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, glory, suffering, creative block, estrangement, sexual content, profanity, postmodernism, insanity, psychiatry, nudity (full frontal - brief), depression, prostitute, dead man, hell ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, talky, humorous and witty films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, obsession, suprisingly clever and relationships mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Deconstructing Harry: Zelig (1983), Celebrity (1998), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Stardust Memories (1980), Mighty Aphrodite (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, chameleon, character study, parody ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, new jersey
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 6.3
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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 ⇓
88%
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, comeback, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
72%
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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, opposites attract, dishonesty, adoptive mother, adoptive father, child, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, breakup, crumbling marriage, friendship, family problems, dishonesty, teacher student relationship, romance, age difference, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, human nature, moral dilemma, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 29K
Anything Else (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young lovers, advice, psychoanalysis, relationship problems, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, lifestyle, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations, mentor, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, life turned upside down, couple relations, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 33K
Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, political activism, political satire, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, crimes, disorder, overnight success, cons and scams, couple relations, crime, love and romance, bank robber, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young heroes, artist, art, obsession, family relations, hotel, jealousy, youth, parents and children, city life, gallery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, doctor, professor, summer, farce, infidelity, romance, buddies, love and romance, partners, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, investigation, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, central europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality.
Style: sexy, anthology, sexual, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: zoophilia, parody, satire, mad scientist, jester, perversion, experiment gone awry, rabbi, couples, promiscuity, sheep, sperm ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Louis C.K.: Live at The Comedy Store (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: This material was developed and prepared over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when he used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to him to shoot this special in a club ...
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Plot: society, family relations, family life, human nature, stand up special, honest, dialogue, culture clash, character study, storytelling, irreverent, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, audition, family relations, hypochondriac, couples, family problems, romance, human nature, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.9
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Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Annie Hall (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedian, jewish, neurosis, tennis, singer, divorce, romance, love and romance, love, couple relations, couples, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of ...
Style: neurotic, talky, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, workaholic, rejection, satire, love triangle, infidelity, idol, advice, date, ghost, dating, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Recorded November 10th, 2011 as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and only available for purchase online, Louis C.K. follows up his 2010 concert film Hilarious with a new hour’s worth of shrewdly observed and periodically profane material. He ...
Style: humorous, cynical, one man show, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performance, social problems, profanity, theater, politically correct, sexual perversion, society, death, sex talk, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, marital problem, blackmail, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, crimes, friendship, couple relations, urban, jazz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, introspection, urban, couple relations, store, social differences, parents and children, human nature, city life, infidelity, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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37%
 7.5
 31K
Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, radio show, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, broadway, playwright, actress, rehearsal, crime, crimes, actor, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 55K
Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, absurd, witty ...
Plot: dog, poodle, pet shop, obsession, dog movie, ambition, psychiatrist, rivals, training, lovers, pets, parody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dave Attell: Road Work (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 2014 standup special originally aired on Comedy Central.
Style: witty, biting, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, profanity, live audience
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 35K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: execution, duel, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, disorder, fall in love, comedy of errors, couple relations, military, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%