Movies like Irma Vep 1996

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Irma Vep (1996)
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Irma Vep (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Style: thought provoking, clever, witty, sexy, erotic, light, mind bending, psychedelic, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: filmmaking, burglar, film industry, nervous breakdown, urban setting, actress playing herself, cat burglar, satire, culture clash, bdsm, kung fu, hotel, paranoia, catastrophe, women, writers, obsession, art, betrayal, male nudity, justice, lone hero, fantasy world, brutality, cinema ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe, new york, los angeles

Most similar movies to Irma Vep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, melancholic, talky and weird films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, life philosophy and pornography mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Irma Vep: Day for Night (1973), Ready to Wear (1994), CQ (2001), Celebrity (1998), Dead Tired (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: filmmaking, art, nervous breakdown, adaptation, director, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace, actor's life, workplace situations, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of a housewife who must work the streets to earn an extra living - and who becomes the starting point for a larger socio-political essay.
Style: surreal, political, cynical, talky, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, sex, vietnam war, obsession, female nudity, anarchist, modernism, satire, life, poetry, first contact ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, vietnam, france, asia, europe ...
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50%
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Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, satirical, talky, light, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fashion, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, farce, fashion show, multiple storylines, art, fashion model, lifestyle, love and romance, media satire, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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CQ (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Style: stylized, surreal, sexy, futuristic, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, lone hero, male female relationship, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, starlet, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, redemption, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, future, 70s
Place: europe, paris france, france, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: greed, justice, loneliness, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, writers, satire, spectacle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: absurd, light, talky, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: french, dysfunctional family, twins, self discovery, disorder, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, satire, cinema, screwball, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: disturbing, breathtaking, atmospheric, cynical, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, creativity, distopia, redemption, betrayal, imagination, runaway, life & death, art, twists and turns, melancholy, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, funny, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: actor, character study, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark humor, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Sex Is Comedy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.
Style: sexy, stylized, melancholic, art house, serious ...
Plot: sex, stepmother stepson relationship, sexual relations, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, love affair, showbiz, lust, actor's life, gender, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
City of Women (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Style: surreal, art house, cerebral, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: surrealism, sex, female nudity, satire, fascism, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), feminism, life & death, male nudity, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Wife Is an Actress (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, melancholic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), jealous husband, romance, love story, fantasy world, brutality, lifestyle, dishonesty, couple relations, relationship vs career, journalism, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, london, israel, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
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Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: art house, atmospheric, stylized, non-linear, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, memory, surrealism, society, lifestyle, satire, female nudity, illegal prostitution, italian history, nudity (full frontal - brief), fascism, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, new york, new jersey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, sexy, artsy, romantic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: french, romance, parenthood, fish out of water, society, lifestyle, love, relationship problems, relationships, male nudity, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In Praise of Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and ...
Style: intellectual, meditative, enigmatic, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: art, romance, humanity, loneliness, life philosophy, life & death, politics, artist, philosophy, painter, existentialism, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, feel good, humorous, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, hollywood, filmmaking, greed, movie business, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, actress, aging, divorce, skinny dipping, loneliness, character study, women, suicide, obsession, psychology, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, alps, california, paris france, swiss alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Who Knows? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Style: disturbing, lyrical, non-linear, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: female nudity, romance, love triangle, lovers reunited, infidelity, dysfunctional family, love affair, couple relations, midlife crisis, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: philosophical, talky, surreal, clever, witty ...
Plot: weekend, artist, existentialism, satire, art, flashback, price of fame, nostalgia, discussion, argument, alien, childhood memory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Dear Diary (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life.
Style: surreal, intellectual, melancholic, satirical, humorous ...
Plot: motorcycle, eccentricity, multiple storylines, self discovery, diary, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friendship, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, satirical, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: satire, unsuccessful, female nudity, father daughter relationship, farce, musician, twists and turns, parallel universe, romance, greed, creativity, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, surreal, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, friendship, unlikely friendships, neighbor, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, workplace situations, boss and employee, women, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Exotic dancer Angéla attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred.
Style: melancholic, light, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: love triangle, love, infidelity, pregnancy, loneliness, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couples, couple relations, romance, fall in love, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: touching, witty, sexy, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, obsession, gays and lesbians, love, self discovery, lgbt, writers, friendship, solitude, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), existentialism ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: london, california, new york, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, bullying, catastrophe, character study, brutality, british, life, life & death, life philosophy, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, tokyo, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Colour Me Kubrick (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.
Style: witty, satirical, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, manipulation, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, culture clash, filmmaking, con artists, disorder, love and romance, self confidence, money, petty criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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8 ? Women (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexy, talky, clever ...
Plot: surrealism, erotica, exhibitionism, lust, female nudity, brothel, incest, bdsm, sex, death, obsession, prostitution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, switzerland, europe, geneva switzerland, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, intellectual, surreal, talky ...
Plot: food, art, philosophy, restaurant, existentialism, technology, humanity, death, jewish, bittersweet, melancholy, realism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: poland, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My American Uncle (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by ...
Style: cerebral, philosophical, clever, witty, sexy ...
Plot: psychology, bittersweet, surrealism, reward, greed, crime gone awry, relationships, redemption, character study, obsession, adaptation, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1979
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: fashion, obsession, rise and fall, rags to riches, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, showbiz, celebrity culture, model ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, new jersey, paris france, canada, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
25%