Movies like The Extra Man

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The Extra Man (2010)
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The Extra Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, writer's life, starting over, lifestyle, cross dressing, misfit, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, father son relationship, eccentricity, rudeness, aunt nephew relationship, friends, artists and showbiz, urban, power relations, female director, christmas, sex, dog, dancing, prostitute, thief, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, russia, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, florida, greenwich village manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Extra Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about friends, friendship, lifestyle, couples, twentysomething life, love and romance and hopes mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Extra Man: Feed the Fish (2010), The Cult of Sincerity (2008), Lola Versus (2012), P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002), Breakfast of Champions (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, unfulfillment, misfit, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, venice california
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95%
The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical, talky ...
Plot: friends, society, self discovery, friendship, dull life, ambition, youth, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.5
 8K
Lola Versus (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just three weeks before her wedding, Lola (Greta Gerwig) finds herself suddenly without a partner when her longtime fiance, Luke (Joel Kinnaman), dumps her. With her 30th birthday looming and being forced to re-enter the New York City dating scene, ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: breakup, couples, romance, best friends, starting over, singleness, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, life turned upside down, disorder, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: breakup, aunt nephew relationship, disorder, dark humor, nothing goes right, love and romance, redemption, down on your luck, best friends, artists and showbiz, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
62%
Bam Bam and Celeste (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Celeste (Margaret Cho) and Bam Bam (Bruce Daniels) escape their Midwest hometown for New York, and take on their high-school nemeses - the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - while discovering that true beauty lies within.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Plot: road trip, tv show, misfit, friendship, on the road, friends, beauty salon, lifestyle, society, physical appearance, best friends, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 3K
Barbecue (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his 50th birthday, a man who's been watching his weight, health and temper all his life suffers a heart attack. He's been doing everything he was told he should do and it still didn't help. He decides to turn the page and let loose.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, starting over, midlife crisis, disorder, hopes, infidelity, holiday, heart attack, unfulfillment, friends, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, couples, couple relations, musician's life, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, signal, friends, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: city life, best friends, best friend, lifestyle, singleness, disorder, hung over, twentysomething life, friends, nothing goes right, strong female presence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Looking for Palladin (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brash young Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross (David Moscow) is dispatched to Guatemala, where he's assigned to locate missing star Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara), a man Josh has never met but can't stand due to Palladin's long-ago ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, semi serious
Plot: family relations, village, lifestyle, estrangement, introspection, self discovery, human nature, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, california, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Happy Birthday, Harris Malden (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Harris Malden wears his insecurity on his face in a curious disguise for everyone to see. No one in the neighborhood, not even his best friend Paul or his brother Melvin, has the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looks with the thick black line ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, touching ...
Plot: birthday, friendship, society, lifestyle, family relations, friends, physical appearance, misfit, fake moustache, moustache, party, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, friendship, profanity, redemption, social misfits, misfit, drifter, friends, elderly, workplace, human nature, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 306
Box Elder (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, coming of age, misfit, youth, couples, friends, disagreement, power relations, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 31K
In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexism, workplace, love and romance, hopes, workplace situations, siblings relations, shyness, self esteem, family relations, concierge, female director, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: usa, ireland, los angeles, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: College "frenemies" Lauren and Katie move in together after losing a relationship and rent control, respectively. Sharing Katie's late grandmother's apartment in New York City, the girls bicker with each other until one fateful ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: phone sex, friendship, lifestyle, adult virgin, drugs/alcohol, female friendship, friendship between women, roommate, telephone call, lesbian subtext, masturbation, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, chef, family business, business card, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, rehabilitation, youth, city life, estrangement, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 964
Rid of Me (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scathing black comedy of embarrassment that charts the emotional breakdown and rebirth of a woman ripe for self-discovery.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, punk, dark humor, rejection, misfit, girl power, divorce, breakup, strong female presence, satire, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.1
 1K
Film Geek (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, friendship, lifestyle, introspection, workplace situations, looking for love, disorder, workplace, workplace romance, computers and web, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsessed fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Authors Anonymous (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, overnight success, follow your dream, writer's life, misfit, ambition, couples, friendship, blind ambition, hopes, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cut Sleeve Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two British Chinese gay men decides to re-examine their lives following a death of their friend. Mel sleeps around whilst rejecting the love of Todd and Ash decides to cross dress to find his knight in shining armour.
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, coming out, aging, looking for love, self discovery, starting over, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, betrayal, hopes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, london, dubai, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 8K
L!fe Happens (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A comedy centered on two best friends, Kim and Deena, who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Kim gets pregnant and has a baby.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, babies and infants, roommate, lifestyle, couples, unwanted pregnancy, singleness, single mother, one night stand, best friends, friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, couples, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, urban, dog, plagiarism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.4
 517
Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 6K
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: adult filmmaking, friendship, filmmaking, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, against the odds, sexual dysfunction, buddies, small town life, couple relations, sex aid ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 5K
Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, librarian, library, party, coming of age, misfit, lifestyle, youth, romance, society, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Who's Your Monkey? (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Jacksonville, Florida, four friends since grade school who are now in their early 30s face the challenges of adulthood: Hutto is about to become a father, Laith is intimidated by his girlfriend's sexuality, a grieving Bobby drinks heavily ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, disorder, nothing goes right, best friends, crimes, friends, dark humor, surgery, car accident, grief, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tucker decides to take an impromptu trip to celebrate his friend's bachelor party. He drags his friend into a lie with his fiancée, gets him into trouble and then abandons him in order to pursue a hilarious carnal interest. Tucker is ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wedding, bachelor party, fiance fiancee relationship, male friendship, friendship between men, couple relations, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), drunkenness, strip club, stripper, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, road trip, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, escapades, new life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, humorous, witty
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%