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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: jealousy, private detective, existentialism, investigation, celebrity, rivalry, anger, sex, surveillance, cause and meaning, arson, firefighter, coincidence, divorce, businessman, french, suburbs, strong sexual content, nature, universe, protest, wife, husband, 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 storytelling, dialogue, mentor, pornography, brutality, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like I Heart Huckabees: Flirting with Disaster (1996), Office Space (1999), The Boss of It All (2006), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Entourage (2015). 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 ⇓
95%
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 ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, postmodernism, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, actor, disorder, nothing goes right, actor's life, buddies, ego clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 225K
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: dark humor, witty, humorous, clever, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, dull life, rebelliousness, coworker relationship, workplace situations, blackmail, friendship, corporate world, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: dark humor, surreal, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: office, workplace, negotiation, comedy of errors, actor's life, boss and employee, workplace situations, dishonesty, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, writer's block, 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 ⇓
48%
 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: humorous, not serious, sexy, feel good, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, hollywood, show business, alcohol, rivalry, celebrity, relationship vs career, showbiz, movie star, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, spain, ibiza ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, self discovery, romance, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 200K
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
Plot: friendship, workplace, convenience store, male friendship, hockey, cult, funeral, anger, jealousy, death, everyday life, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.7
 156K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: clever, stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, high school, friendship, private school, teacher, depression, misfit, wrestling, divorce, millionaire, student ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: sleepwalking, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, stand-up comedian, twentysomething life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, unsuccessful, adulthood, loser, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, friendship, couple relations, urban, tobacco, cigarette, smoking, store, culture clash, social relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, dark humor, clever, witty ...
Plot: small town, rivalry, comic book shop, couple relations, cons and scams, crime, crimes, golden years, small town life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, extramarital affair, swimming pool, family, rescue, uninvited guest, eating disorder, yuppie, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 17K
The Promotion (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, harsh ...
Plot: rivalry, promotion, supermarket, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, store, ambition, workplace, boss and employee, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, canada, quebec, chicago illinois
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She-Devil (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: revenge, battle of the sexes, infidelity, divorce, breakup, obsession, crumbling marriage, suburbs, vengeance, family conflict, career woman, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: singleness, breakup, traffic jam, cruise, honeymoon, urban, hopes, romance, couples, disorder, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 7K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 2K
Dead Tired (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stressed and overworked, famous French movie star Michel Blanc (Michel Blanc) is beginning to wear down, physically and mentally, from the pressure and demands of fame. Already in a fragile state of mind, strange events start to transpire all around ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: clever, humorous, surreal, sexual, witty ...
Plot: parody, mad scientist, aphrodisiac, king, anthology, jester, castle, orgasm, sheep, homosexuality, looking for sex, rabbi ...
Time: 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 5K
The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: poker, gambling, contests and competitions, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, disorder, gambler, cards, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, unfulfillment, dull life, artists and showbiz, couples, loneliness, sarcasm, suicide, writing, ladder, lust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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 ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, jewish, sexual fantasy, gigolo, money problems, prostitute, jazz, pimp, sexual relations, couples, wooing, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vienna, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, jealousy, inventor, best friend, envy, neighbor, dog, suburbs, rich and poor, suburban life, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 1K
Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, fish out of water, disorder, introspection, down on your luck, thirtysomething life, stoners, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: clever, dark humor, witty, biting, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, pregnancy, death, teacher, chase, stock broker, repression, aids, gay slur, coming of age, suburbs, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, indiana, canada, cross country, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 36K
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, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, great depression, supernatural, therapy, switching roles, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, newsreel footage, celebrity, media, fall in love, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: playground, female artist, self mutilation, sex talk, art gallery, neighbor, mentally unstable, suburbs, looking for love, sibling relationship, parents and children, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, semi serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: apathy, murder, violence spree, social decay, parent child relationship, deadly, society, disorder, investigation, couple relations, eccentric family, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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