Movies like Funny People

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Funny People (2009)
 6.3
 120K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, touching, intense, parody, thought provoking, clever, depressing ...
Plot: comedian, loneliness, cancer, character study, dark humor, destiny, midlife crisis, redemption, life philosophy, sarcasm, old love, human nature, hopes, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, friendship between men, coping, introspection, bonding, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), irreverent, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Funny People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, semi serious and humorous films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, relationships and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Funny People: This Is 40 (2012), 50/50 (2011), Young Adult (2011), Are You Here (2013), The Weather Man (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 142K
This Is 40 (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
Style: funny, humorous, emotional, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: husband wife relationship, birthday, dysfunctional family, aging, relationships, love, 40 year old, family relations, depression, family, midlife crisis, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1974
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 331K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, sentimental, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, friendship, chemotherapy, doctor, patient, buddies, best friend, coming of age, life, happy ending, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, washington d.c., hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 85K
Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: talky, realistic, depressing, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: mental illness, high school, childhood sweetheart, small town, emotional breakdown, alcoholic, narcissism, borderline personality disorder, thirtysomething life, depression, divorce, arrested development ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, california, new jersey, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 16K
Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: light, intense, funny, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, family, existentialism, eccentricity, family relations, homecoming, road trip, mental illness, childhood friend, womanizer, romance, relationships ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, virginia, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, depressing, semi serious ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, introspection, father son relationship, family problems, character study, solitude, hopes, father, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 9K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: car, bittersweet, marketing, business, friendship, revenge, adultery, car accident, transformation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 19K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: realistic, depressing, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, mental illness, hollywood, therapist, drugs, character study, loneliness, life philosophy, widower, suicide attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.5
 6K
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: satirical, melancholic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: television, showbiz, audition, sarcasm, tv show, deadpan, farce, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 38K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, light, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, overprotective mother, salesman, mother son relationship, twists and turns, family relations, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, protective parent, jewish, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, loneliness, midlife crisis, twists and turns, everyday life, naivete, loser, parents and children, immature, character change, brothers, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 23K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, road movie, melancholic, funny, thought provoking ...
Plot: on the road, road trip, eccentricity, existentialism, friendship, midlife crisis, loneliness, sarcasm, food, restaurant, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 21K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: small town, father son relationship, redemption, justice, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, retirement, generation gap, family reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new york state, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, parenthood, character study, vacation, happy ending, family, honest, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, family life, desire for fame, aging, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, relationships, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, sexy, cerebral, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: working class, redemption, bittersweet, christmas, desert, female nudity, adaptation, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, dark humor, depression ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, addiction, unemployment, loneliness, character study, tragedy, self discovery, salesman, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, new jersey, texas, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, writers, family life, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: depressing, melancholic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), midlife crisis, loneliness, complex characters, depression, twists and turns, parents and children, human nature, adultery, teenage life, cancer, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, witty, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, road trip, research, on the road, mentor, job interview, movie star, friends, stranger, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 9K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, intense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: romance, stand up comedian, creativity, family, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, redemption, writers ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 17K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, art house, entertaining, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, self discovery, small town, older man younger woman relationship, alcoholic, melancholy, bittersweet, slacker, loner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.3
 243K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Plot: infidelity, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, teenage daughter, dying mother, marriage, family, family relations, cheating wife, bittersweet, greed, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 20K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adultery, high school, midlife crisis, marital problem, stereotypes, couple relations, introspection, crumbling marriage, unhappy, dishonesty, unfulfillment, career change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 6K
Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, clever, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, eccentricity, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, honest, gunfight, loneliness, depression, deadpan ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: thought provoking, feel good, dramatic, sad, cerebral ...
Plot: drug addiction, hospital, suicide, fish, drugs, death, bowling, redemption, gangsters, life philosophy, life, hunting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, transvestism, friendship, female nudity, runaway, surveillance, unlikely friendships, sarcasm, obsession, moral ambiguity, paranoid, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, captivating, cynical, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, hollywood, addiction, insanity, marijuana, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, destiny, drugs, sarcasm ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: stylized, melancholic, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: movie business, filmmaking, hollywood, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, disagreement, satire, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%