Movies like Nurse Betty

If you like "Nurse Betty" you are looking for clever, witty and semi serious movies about / with violence, murder, hitman, obsession, insanity, death and losing-it hero themes of Comedy, Crime and Drama genre shot in Germany or USA.
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Nurse Betty (2000)
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Nurse Betty
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, dark humor, road movie, humorous, realistic, absurd, sentimental, cynical ...
Plot: violence, murder, hitman, obsession, insanity, death, losing-it hero, hospital, small town, obsessive quest, crime, brutality, violent, memory loss, gratuitous violence, romance, dialogue, fantasy world, depression, foul language, crimes, relationships, dysfunctional family, manipulation, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, arizona, kansas, rome italy ...
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Buffalo '66
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
USA, Canada
110 min.
 7.5
Coup de torchon
Comedy, Crime, Drama
France
128 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Nurse Betty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, brutality, crime gone awry and redemption mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Nurse Betty: Feeling Minnesota (1996), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Buffalo '66 (1998), To Die For (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Feeling Minnesota
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 ...
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Audience: date night
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, minnesota, usa, california
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Mad Dog and Glory
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 ...
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Place: usa
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Prizzi's Honor
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, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, romance, betrayal, mafia, organized crime, assassination, murder, gangster, assassin, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, mexico
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Buffalo '66
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, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: bowling, kidnapping, prison, redemption, dysfunctional family, on the road, obsessive quest, storytelling, revenge, loneliness, dialogue driven, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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To Die For
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: dark humor, clever, disturbing, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
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Intermission
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, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: irish, crime, infidelity, violence, loneliness, drinking, working class, multiple storylines, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, male nudity, death ...
Time: contemporary
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Bernie
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, death, unlikely criminals, small town life, segregation, social relations, character study, greed, funeral home, unlikely couple ...
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Your Friends & Neighbors
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of ...
Style: talky, sexual, dark humor, clever, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dialogue driven, adultery, sex, male nudity, cheating, battle of the sexes, relationships, sexualized violence, dialogue, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
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I Think I Love My Wife
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Richard Cooper is a married man and father of two who is just plain bored with married life. Not getting any sex from his wife, he resorts to ogling random women on the street to the point he takes lunch late to look at them. When old crush Nikki ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, marriage, suburbs, couples, relationships, human nature, romance, moral dilemma, adultery, couple relations, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
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Panic
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, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, crime, hitman, murder, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family drama, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Touch
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: humorous, cynical, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hopes, clergy, jesus, romance, supernatural ability, investigation, greed, adaptation, redemption, journalism, eccentricity, con men ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
 6.2
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Traveller
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, cons and scams, con artists, irish, crimes, crime, redemption, con men, dishonesty, romance, character study, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new orleans
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    User:   51%
 
Kicked in the Head
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 ...
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Six Ways to Sunday
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, biting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, hitman, violence, gangster, mafia, mob, incest, brutality, pornography, going straight, violent ...
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Love Serenade
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ken Sherry, a radio personality from Brisbane, moves to the small country town of Sun Ray to take over the local radio station as a retreat from city life and his past.He moves next door to love-starved sisters Vicki-Ann and Dimity Hurley. They are ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, loneliness, fish, parents and children, love, death, divorce, sisters, love and romance, romance, relationships, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
Married to the Mob
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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, fbi, romance, mafia, hitman, starting over, mob, organized crime, undercover cop, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Gridlock'd
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: witty, semi serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, heroin, murder, drugs/alcohol, buddies, chase, hospital, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
Friends with Money
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, gay, drinking, relationships, unlikely friendships, love and romance, adultery, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey, santa monica california
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Observe and Report
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, farce, workplace, male nudity, shopping mall, violence, drugs/alcohol, robbery, crime, workplace situations, vigilante, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Crazy in Alabama
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, segregation, violence, crimes, hopes, guilt, death, dysfunctional family, love and romance, adaptation, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, california, usa, las vegas, new orleans ...
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
2 Days in New York
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marion and Mingus live cozily – perhaps too cozily – with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family relations, relationships, dysfunctional family, couple relations, urban, family, parents and children, happy ending, marriage, sisters, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Pushing Tin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, infidelity, vengeance, adultery, contests and competitions, marriage, workplace situations, control room, ambition, happy ending, nudity (topless - notable), dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   38%
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The Anniversary Party
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the British novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, relationships, artists and showbiz, drugs, dishonesty, drinking, writers, dialogue, party, ecstasy, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   38%
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You Kill Me
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, crime, gangsters, organized crime, gay, assassin, drinking, anti-hero, crimes, redemption, loneliness, irish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california, los angeles
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System:   38%
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Jerry and Tom
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, clever, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, odd couple, crime, mentor, brutality, assassin, pornography, crimes, life & death, dialogue, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
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System:   36%
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The Shape of Things
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.
Style: talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: college, art, manipulation, friends, makeover, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dialogue, pornography, couples, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
Swimming with Sharks
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: clever, cynical, surprise ending, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: hollywood, vengeance, obsession, revenge, torture, obnoxious boss, workplace, manipulation, corruption, dialogue, showbiz, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
The Opportunists
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, tricky, idiotic ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, redemption, irish, unlikely couple, neo-noir, police investigation, bar, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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System:   33%
    User:   34%
 

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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
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