Movies like Network

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Network (1976)
 8.1
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: cynical, dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, captivating, satirical, clever, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, older man younger woman, media satire, corruption, workaholic, tv show, racial slur, adultery, success, workplace situations, network, anchor, workplace romance, lifestyle, workplace, ethics, power, manipulative woman, society, suicide threat, murder, suicidal, gay slur, media, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, suspense and talky films with plots about satire, dialogue, corruption, mentor, runaway, storytelling and greed mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Network: The Newsroom (2012), The Hospital (1971), American Beauty (1999), The Final Curtain (2002), Dancing in September (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
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The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, power of media, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 7.2
 5K
The Hospital (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.
Style: dark humor, talky, suspense, clever, cynical ...
Plot: satire, murder, hospital, chaos, midlife crisis, sexual dysfunction, workplace intrigue, innocence lost, couple relations, alcohol abuse, doctors and patients, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 1.0M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, coming of age, age difference, older man young girl relationship, existentialism, virgin, dysfunctional family, character study, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, first time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, tv show, media, contests and competitions, ambition, blind ambition, drugs/alcohol, couples, uninhibited rivalry, satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, ambition, workplace romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 26K
Broadcast News (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, workplace romance, tv show, media, couples, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 24K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, ex wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, fighting the system, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.6
 1K
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, infidelity, couple relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, transvestism, filmmaking, catastrophe, bittersweet, office, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, goofy hero, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 13K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, media, columnist, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, relationship vs career, introspection, ambition, workplace situations, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 5K
The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: witty, semi serious, satirical, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, audition, tv show, artists and showbiz, network, media satire, nothing goes right, actor's life, strong female character, television, pregnancy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 1K
Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, campaign, political corruption, private vs public, political intrigue, americana, dishonesty, satire, state affairs, hotshot hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.5
 205
God Is on Air (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two Spanish pan-handlers soon find themselves in over their heads when they stumble upon an opportunity to redeem themselves and perhaps the entire planet. The world appears to suffer from rampant poverty, violence and spiritual desperation and the ...
Style: clever, dark humor, cynical, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: social decay, tv show, friendship, society, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, buddies, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, injustice, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 27K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, scandal, media, extramarital affair, head of state, couple relations, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, satire, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, light, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, money, mistress, screenwriter, artists and showbiz, satire, film producer, film within a film, financier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, marketing, advertising, reporter, social satire, lie, tobacco, lung cancer, capitalism, journalism, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, vermont, north carolina, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, congress, politics, communism, injustice, society, actor's life, rich and poor, racism, celebrity culture, power relations, ventriloquist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 8K
The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: thought provoking, clever, humorous, suspense, biting ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, writers, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, writer's life, society, dishonesty, actor's life, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, 70s ...
Place: new york, florence, usa, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 12K
Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: radio, radio show, racism, radio dj, anonymity, media, liberal, dangerous, media satire, murder, death, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, midlife crisis, love triangle, college life, infidelity, battle of the sexes, romance, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, imaginary friend, adultery, crumbling marriage, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 234K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, rise and fall, cocaine, strong sexual content, addiction, sex, fame, lifestyle, showbiz, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 23K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, country music, candidate, music, profanity, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, sleazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 5K
Live! (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette
Style: witty, semi serious, contemplative, humorous, clever ...
Plot: russian roulette, rivalry, ambition, artists and showbiz, ratings, filmmaking, tv show, human nature, showbiz, profanity, satire, extreme sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 10K
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, democrat, liberal, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, gay, friends, love and romance, gender, resentment, thirtysomething life, indoor, introspection, farce ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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