Movies like The Amateurs

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The Amateurs (2005)
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The Amateurs (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sex sells in America and these guys know it. The Amateurs follows a small town band of loveable losers who hit upon an idea that can make their dreams and fantasies come true. Thinking they've found the road to riches and fame they decide to make the world's most innocent adult film. Everyman's fantasy turns into a hilarious misadventure when they find they're in way over their heads.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat, teen sex comedy, sexy
Plot: adult filmmaking, friendship, filmmaking, midlife crisis, against the odds, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, sexual dysfunction, couple relations, small town life, buddies, sex aid, small town, cinematographer, porn, friends, couples, love, sex, lesbian, gay, basketball, fight, fishing, food ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friends, friendship, couples, buddies, couple relations, love and romance and disorder mostly in Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Amateurs: Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977), Breakfast of Champions (1999), Postmark Paradise (2000), The Kid & I (2005), Supporting Characters (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pardon Mon Affaire, Too! (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is the immediate continuation of Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, released the previous year. Having fortuitously discovered a photograph in which Marthe embraces someone unknown, clothed with a chequed jacket, Étienne Dorsay becomes ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, tennis, buddies, friends, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, dishonesty, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, car salesman, losing-it hero, self discovery, couple relations, small town life, small town, against the rules, satire, success, friendship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: hollywood, friendship, disability, nothing goes right, partners, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life, wish come true, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Supporting Characters (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, witty, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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68%
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Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.
Style: absurd, humorous, surreal, light, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: videotaping, friendship, jazz, video store, nothing goes right, filmmaking, sabotage, creativity, film within a film, eccentricity, video camera, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Feed the Fish (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Follows the journey of Joe Peterson, a burned out children's book writer who's approaching a midlife crisis.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: writer's life, disorder, fish out of water, midlife crisis, fall in love, parents and children, friendship, misfit, unfulfillment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 79
Mulletville (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hipster film student returns to his rural hometown to make a scathing documentary about his former tormentors, focusing on the annual 'kick-ass bash' at his cousin's trailer. He learns the hard way that revenge rarely goes as ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, buddies, starting over, vengeance, reunion, redemption, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, small town, city life, racism, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ⇓
63%
 4.9
 26
Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, couple relations, society, buddies, life turned upside down, social differences, nightlife, disorder, profanity, fight, friends, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 145K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, buddy comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, friends, small town life, family life, eccentric family, buddies, silly humor, party, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Sidetracked (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rural couple in crisis, who have a brother and sister with urban problems, and all of them trying to find a solution.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: couples, journalism, hopes, starting over, midlife crisis, married couple, friendship, friends, couple relations, group of friends, countryside, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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%
Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, filmmaking, rise to the top, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, couples, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, buddies, rehearsal, director, disorder, nosy, couple relations, nothing goes right, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Midsummer Comedy (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A beautiful waterfront house, a Swedish flag fluttering in the wind. A sailboat tied to the wooden deck below. This is the setting of the friends' annual Midsummer celebrations. The friends are gathered at Emil's family house and the ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, introspection, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), reunion, sexual relations, sexual content, midsummer, sex in car, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: You may see one show, but you haven't senn them all! Following on from the amazingly successful JAY AND SILENT BOB TEA BAGGING IN THE UK, Fast-talking, foul mouthed Jay and his "hetero life partner' Silent Bob return with their second ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, buddies, odd couple, misfit partners, partners, friendship, friends, filmmaking, disorder, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 2K
The Nugget (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: gold, ambition, disorder, couple relations, social misfits, partners, crime gone awry, buddies, nothing goes right, cons and scams, treasure hunt, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
50%
My Man Is a Loser (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When it comes to women, playboy Mike has all the right moves. So when Mike's buddies ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he'll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, friends, playboy, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), womanizer, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Santa Maradona (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, human nature, lifestyle, buddies, youth, couples, twentysomething life, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
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The Players (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Eight short films explore the subject of male infidelity. Serial cheaters, Fred and Greg, spend a night on the town doing what they do best, and with absolutely no regrets. The duo play various characters in assorted extracurricular situations, ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, dishonesty, buddies, couples, human nature, couple relations, sex scene, husband wife relationship, friendship between men, lie, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
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46%
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The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jeff and Mari Thompson have been married for fifteen years. Although their marriage is not perfect, they are seemingly happy in their married and family life. But all their married friends seem to be getting divorced or separated. These newly single ...
Style: humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes, buddies, romance, lifestyle, relationship vs career, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Living Wake (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: “The Living Wake” is a dark comedy set in a timeless storybook universe. Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin, to take him around on a bicycle powered ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, witty, humorous ...
Plot: lifestyle, dark humor, nothing goes right, odd couple, friends, partners, one last chance, small town life, redemption, social relations, misfit partners, buddies ...
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45%
One More Saturday Night (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, youth, coming of age, buddies, artists and showbiz, betrayal, partners, friends, social relations, small town life, terrorism, nightclub ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Strange Bedfellows (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two 'very straight' old timers have to learn how to pass as a loving gay couple after falsely claiming same-sex status to take advantage of newly legislated tax laws.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: small town, friendship, taxes, gay, cons and scams, comedy of errors, pretending to be gay, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, couples, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, sex comedy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gays and lesbians, love and romance, sexual relations, sex scene, relationships, hiv, gay interest, gay bashing, sexuality, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, road trip, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, new life, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%