Movies like Mr. Saturday Night

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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has forgotten the golden days of Buddy Young, and that there just may not be room in the business for an old comic like himself.
Style: humorous, intense, captivating, realistic, stylized, sentimental, touching, factual, funny, light ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, ambition, actor's life, family life, aging, desire for fame, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, catastrophe, gangsters, relationships, loneliness, life, family, jewish, writers, brothers, hotel, lone hero, fantasy world, destiny, brutality, empire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york

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Most similar movies to Mr. Saturday Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and touching films with plots about dialogue, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, catastrophe, redemption and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mr. Saturday Night: My Giant (1998), Punchline (1988), Forget Paris (1995), Roommates (1995), The End (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, entertaining ...
Plot: tall man, friendship, giant, destiny, unlikely friendships, artists and showbiz, showbiz, jewish, gangsters, police investigation, weapons, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, las vegas, europe, new mexico ...
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, intense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: romance, stand up comedian, creativity, family, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, redemption, writers ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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78%
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Forget Paris (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, light, intense, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, referee, couple relations, family problems, couples, basketball, marriage, betrayal, destiny, creativity, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, usa
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68%
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Roommates (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: feel good, touching, clever, emotional, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: funeral, adaptation, unlikely friendships, brutality, vengeance, writers, beautiful scenery, transformation, childhood, chase, catastrophe, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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56%
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The End (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: funny, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, allegory ...
Plot: dark humor, farce, mental institution, suicide attempt, satire, transformation, parenthood, workplace, existentialism, first contact, loneliness, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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56%
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 ⇓
55%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, doctors, catastrophe, childhood, multiple storylines, culture clash, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, life philosophy, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, affectionate ...
Plot: depression, older woman younger man relationship, bittersweet, widow, family relations, musician, family, relationships, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, sexy, road movie, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: aging, midlife crisis, bittersweet, family gatherings, cancer, depression, hospital, mentor, multiple storylines, mental illness, natural disaster, relationships ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
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53%
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Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, television, satire, fish out of water, audition, reality, life philosophy, happy ending, misfit, human nature, tv show, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After ex-con Joe Braxton violates his probation he is given a second chance, all he has to do is drive a group of special kids across the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, unusual plot structure, romantic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bus, school, teacher, gangsters, friendship, road trip, orphan, prostitution, life & death, redemption, runaway, solitude ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, thought provoking, mumblecore ...
Plot: slacker, loneliness, midlife crisis, twists and turns, everyday life, naivete, loser, parents and children, immature, character change, brothers, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, sentimental, surreal, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: doctors, family, redemption, depression, life philosophy, hospital, parents and children, introspection, life is a bitch, dark humor, terminal illness, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, women, depression, female protagonist, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: feel good, intense, touching, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gangsters, music, destiny, dancing, redemption, writers, rock and roll, single father, transformation, underdog, vengeance, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, not serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, aging, life philosophy, odd couple, partners, elderly, couples, retiring, crimes, apartment building, african american, lie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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46%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, light, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, eccentric family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, gangsters, african american, life & death, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, poignant, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, writers, lawyer, blindness, segregation, parenthood, hospital, male nudity, secrets, cross dressing, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: new york, usa
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45%
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Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, tragicomedy, touching ...
Plot: comedian, loneliness, cancer, character study, redemption, midlife crisis, destiny, dark humor, sarcasm, life philosophy, old love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sweet, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, direction and purpose, father son relationship, justice, tragedy, redemption, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, happy ending, actor's life, thirtysomething life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, usa
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43%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, satirical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, satire, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, family life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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41%
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home even though he is finally happy and popular. Written by Todd ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, mental illness, terminal illness, cancer, jewish, eccentricity, insanity, police investigation, segregation, first contact ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, suspense, humorous, intense, stylized ...
Plot: hospital, medical, dark humor, satire, parenthood, first contact, fantasy world, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), maze, mad scientist, sisters ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: car, bittersweet, marketing, business, friendship, revenge, adultery, car accident, transformation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Evening Star (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty ...
Style: touching, sexy, stylized, bad ending, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, dysfunctional family, family relations, loneliness, love story, nudity (full frontal - brief), natural disaster, single father, multiple storylines, mentor, mother daughter relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: humorous, touching, satirical, intense, funny ...
Plot: guru, tv show, justice, life philosophy, religion, materialism, workplace, media, media satire, love affair, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 4K
Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: surreal, humorous, touching, clever, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentricity, comedian, farce, creativity, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: touching, humorous, stylized, light, thought provoking ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, tai chi, interracial romance, immigrants, fish out of water, father son relationship, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), parenthood, redemption, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, tokyo, california, new york, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, light, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, overprotective mother, salesman, mother son relationship, twists and turns, family relations, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, protective parent, jewish, travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Angie (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: intense, sentimental, touching, entertaining, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, self discovery, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, human nature, women, wedding, working class, female protagonist, eccentricity, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%