Movies like I Heart Huckabees

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I Heart Huckabees (2004)
 6.7
 60K
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: clever, surreal, not serious, talky, humorous, intellectual, witty, offbeat, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, jealousy, existentialism, cause and meaning, investigation, celebrity, sex, rivalry, anger, surveillance, arson, firefighter, coincidence, divorce, businessman, french, suburbs, strong sexual content, husband, wife, universe, protest, nature, self discovery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and witty films with plots about couples, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, pornography, catastrophe and couple relations mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like I Heart Huckabees: Flirting with Disaster (1996), Office Space (1999), Clerks (1994), Entourage (2015), The War of the Roses (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: lsd, farce, erection, obsessive quest, on the road, track down, uncover truth, self discovery, parents and children, love and romance, partners, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, new york, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
 220K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: witty, clever, dark humor, talky, humorous ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, workplace situations, love and romance, dull life, rebelliousness, beach resort, coworker relationship, laziness, downsizing ...
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Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 197K
Clerks (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, cynical, clever ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
 70K
Entourage (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, hollywood, alcohol, rivalry, womanizer, nightclub, financier, buddies, celebrity, show business, aspiring actor, movie star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, lawyer, greed, uninhibited rivalry, suburbs, divorce, destructive relationship, marriage, family feud, relationships, death, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: small town, comic book shop, rivalry, couple relations, crime, cons and scams, crimes, golden years, small town life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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 4.8
 28K
Envy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: friendship, best friend, envy, inventor, neighbor, jealousy, dog, suburbs, rich and poor, suburban life, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tristram Shandy: 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: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Charles Swan III, a successful graphic designer, has it all: fame, money and devilish charm that have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. But when a perplexing beauty named Ivana suddenly ends their relationship, Charles is left heartbroken. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: breakup, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, music, disorder, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, vintage car, christmas party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 385
The Black Bird (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: writer's block, psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, midlife crisis, insanity, artists and showbiz, human nature, estrangement, heaven and hell, alienation, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: clever, dark humor, witty, biting, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, talky, not serious, witty, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 22K
Fading Gigolo (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
Style: sexy, humorous, talky, touching, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.4
 122K
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 152K
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: surreal, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Long Weekend (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, UK, USA
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.7
 631
Women Who Kill (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever ...
Plot: gender, battle of the sexes, theater, feminism, couple relations, sexual relations, racism, society, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, clever, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 1K
Bug (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A small boy squashing an insect sets in motion a series of events, large and small, that include a lost restaurant reservation, a drunken fender-bender, disruption of basic cable television service, and more than one relationship falling apart. One ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, realistic, clever ...
Plot: couple relations, destiny, down on your luck, couples, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance, family problems, little boy, cockroach, fortune cookie, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: farce, restaurant, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, ambition, power relations, workplace, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, fall in love, urban, love affair, aspiring actor, sex worker, escort, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dog, dysfunctional family, self discovery, wealth, swimming pool, extramarital affair, family, rescue, uninvited guest, eating disorder, yuppie, social differences ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, clever, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, society, incest, s&m, sniper, chaos and mayhem, social decay, chaos, human nature, estrangement, religions or cults, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%