Movies like Nurse Betty

If you like "Nurse Betty" you are looking for clever, witty and semi serious movies about / with violence, murder, nurse uniform, bartender, native american, hitman and friendship themes of Comedy, Crime and Drama genre shot in Germany or USA.
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Nurse Betty (2000)
 6.2
 31K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he doesn't really exist. After all, life is no excuse for not living. Traumatized by a savage event, Betty enters into a fugue state that allows -- even encourages -- her to keep functioning... in a kind of alternate reality.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, cynical, offbeat, road movie, dark humor ...
Plot: violence, murder, nurse uniform, bartender, native american, hitman, friendship, delusion, salesman, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime, memory loss, romance, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples, friends, witnessing a crime, couple relations, obsession, escape from reality, insanity, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, arizona, kansas, rome italy ...

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Most similar movies to Nurse Betty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, love and romance, catastrophe, couples and life philosophy mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Nurse Betty: Prizzi's Honor (1985), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Feeling Minnesota (1996), 10 Items or Less (2006), Double Whammy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, gangsters, crime, romance, female killer, moral dilemma, lovers, killer, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: fistfight, city, singing, police, crime, jazz, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, couples, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: corruption, wedding, romance, love, murder, lovers on the run, on the road, gangsters, couple relations, sibling relationship, stripper, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: clever, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, introspection, self discovery, job interview, movie star, shopping, research, friends, on the road, consumerism, hollywood, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: violence, tabloid, insult, rivalry, guilt, sex, crime, crimes, murder, deadly, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, odd couple, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, infidelity, family business, crime, crumbling marriage, criminal, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 2K
Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: cons and scams, on the road, crimes, crime, dishonesty, fall in love, love and romance, couples, social relations, friends, death, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.9
 14K
Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crime, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, love affair, small town, crimes, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 41K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bowling, prison, kidnapping, strip club, bathtub, gambling, dancer, debt, football, alienation, blackmail, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: clever, stylized, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, suicidal, hostage, explosion, cocaine, crime, kidnapping, psychopath, assassin, faked death, attempted murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, adultery, infidelity, sex, romance, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, st. louis missouri, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: insomnia, friends, friendship, dream, jealousy, cafe, sex, dancing, police, romance, love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Married to the Mob (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart ...
Style: clever, sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, fbi, murder, hitman, gangsters, crime, romance, fall in love, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Tao of Steve (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, introspection, physical appearance, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, partners, couples, power relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, kindergarten, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 61K
Bandits (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison, on the road, love triangle, surveillance, crime, friendship, reward, jealousy, romance, criminal heroes, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Angel's Dance (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young hitman is asked to prove himself by killing an innocent woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, gangsters, assassination attempt, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, odd couple, relationship vs career, deadly, love and romance, uncle nephew relationship, beach ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.1
 62K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, theft, motel, crime, heist, thief, buddies, unlikely criminals, maid, nervous breakdown, sibling relationship, language barrier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, fashion, divorce, maid, designer, love and romance, couples, power relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 165K
Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: golf, friendship, wine, midlife crisis, vacation, on the road, depression, marijuana, actor, verbal byplay, countryside, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: self discovery, farce, crime gone awry, gangsters, going straight, nothing goes right, crime, crimes, disorder, buddies, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of friends search for fun, love and ultimately themselves in West Hollywood. This movie is an entertaining, and sometimes cynical look into the lives of six gay men trying to come to terms with what being gay and single (or gay and ...
Style: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, friendship, aids, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, roommate, male friendship, lesbian relationship, gay relationship, hollywood, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, idaho, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 10K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, desert, bar, fbi, widow, false accusation, psychopath, crime, mechanic, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Walking and Talking (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with things, from the help of Andrew, Frank, Laura, and a brief romance with Bill ...
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, phone sex, mole, best friends, self discovery, obsession, romance, looking for love, thirtysomething life, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 22K
Mystery Train (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, culture clash, radio, tourist, oldies, obsession, cult, fish out of water, hotel room, firearm, widow, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, new jersey, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 15K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, adultery, lesbian, infidelity, coffee shop, professor, grief, wedding, marriage proposal, fortune teller, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, bisexual, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, best friends, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Free Enterprise (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Young filmmakers trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, couples, space opera, dream, romance, friends, couple relations, twentysomething life, battles, love and romance, toys, star trek ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%