Movies like Day for Night

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Day for Night (1973)
 8.0
 21K
Day for Night (1973)
Original name: La Nuit américaine
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, sentimental, semi serious, tense, atmospheric, sexy, intense, romantic, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, nervous breakdown, director, artists and showbiz, actor's life, nothing goes right, workplace, workplace situations, extramarital affair, love and romance, lifestyle, film within a film, art, adaptation, satire, chaos and mayhem, disorder, showbiz, celebrity culture, alcoholic, insurance agent, movie business, lovesick, making of, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, french riviera, nice france, riviera

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Most similar movies to Day for Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, clever and semi serious films with plots about love and romance, mentor, runaway, dialogue, couples, culture clash and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Day for Night: Stolen Kisses (1968), Bed & Board (1970), State and Main (2000), Irma Vep (1996), Living in Oblivion (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stolen Kisses (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, private detective, prostitute, adultery, night watchman, hotel room, new wave, couples, romance, coming of age, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, tokyo
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95%
 7.5
 9K
Bed & Board (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Parisian everyman Antoine Doinel has married his sweetheart Christine Darbon, and the newlyweds have set up a cozy domestic life of selling flowers and giving violin lessons while Antoine fitfully works on his long-gestating novel. As Christine ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, divorce, married couple, romance, culture clash, human nature, couple relations, couples, love and romance, dysfunctional couple, music teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.8
 21K
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, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: film within a film, small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, love and romance, lifestyle, americana, small town life, movie business, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.1
 6K
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, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: satire, comeback, film within a film, culture clash, society, gender, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unsuccessful, creative block, strong female presence, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Love on the Run (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel, in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife. It being ...
Style: psychological, sincere, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, cemetery, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, couples, couple relations, introspection, lovers reunited, hopes, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, workplace, rising to stardom, lifestyle, actor's life, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: island, psychology, reward, punishment, mouse, bittersweet, social climbing, couples, couple relations, introspection, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1977
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: semi serious, touching, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, journalism, actor's life, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), love story, film within a film, jealous husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, paris france, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, money, film producer, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: student film
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, satire, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ambition, rich and poor, celebrity culture, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: At Bertrand Morane's burial there are many of the women that the 40-year-old engineer loved. In flashback Bertrand's life and love affairs are told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel.
Style: humorous, touching, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, sex addict, couples, bittersweet, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, couple relations, obsession, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 26K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Real Blonde (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Style: humorous, satirical, light, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: satire, sexual dysfunction, actor's life, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, lifestyle, workplace, fashion, unsuccessful, waiter ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 235K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, dog, movie star, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, dancer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 11K
Noises Off... (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: backstage, actor's life, theater, nothing goes right, showbiz, workplace situations, disorder, love and romance, farce, theatre play, artists and showbiz, play within film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, new york, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, sexual relations, male female relationship, female protagonist, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 2K
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, disturbing, lyrical ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, female nudity, lovers reunited, couple relations, love affair, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, buddies, rehearsal, director, disorder, nosy, couple relations, nothing goes right, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty, realistic ...
Plot: movie business, one more chance, showbiz, couple relations, comedy of errors, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, disorder, blind character, blindness and impaired vision, film within a film, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, erotic, stylized, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, filmmaking, sexual relations, sex, lifestyle, showbiz, love affair, manipulation, manipulations, actor's life, gender, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 804
Mademoiselle (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.
Style: touching, sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love and romance, romance, lovers reunited, love affair, opposites attract, disorder, couples, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: historian, actor, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, professor, couples, celebrity culture, actor's life, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Masculin Féminin (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl).
Style: talky, clever, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, pregnancy, promiscuity, vietnam war, new wave, revolution, couple relations, showbiz, society, romance, journalism, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Phileine Says Sorry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gorgeous Dutch youngster Max has two passions, acting and girls. The first becomes his brilliant career, which takes off so well he gets invited to a prestigious New York theatre course for a year. But since he met fickle bitch Phileine in an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, lifestyle, romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, weatherman, love and romance, city life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, new york, usa, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 2K
Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, theater, sex scene, critic, playwright, existentialism, transvestism, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, romance, family problems, death in the family, couple relations, eccentric family, life is a bitch, dealing with death, love and romance, couples, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couples, hollywood, paparazzi, romance, showbiz, love triangle, desire for fame, dishonesty, filmmaking, marriage crisis, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 30K
Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, biting ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), sexism, director, filmmaking, satire, car accident, screenwriter, jealousy, new wave, couples, human nature, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: talky, sexual, sexy, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, catholic, obsession, love triangle, destructive relationship, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, looking for love, lovers reunited, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%