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The Paper (1994)
 6.6
 14K
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, Henry's nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, twists and turns, cynical, dramatic ...
Plot: journalism, media, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, ambition, introspection, relationship vs career, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace intrigue, sexism, photojournalist, boss and employee, power relations, success, research, satire, husband wife relationship, murder, crime gone awry, unlikely friendships, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, humorous and clever films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Paper: Morning Glory (2010), Heartburn (1986), The Front Page (1974), Mr. Mom (1983), Broadcast News (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 79K
Morning Glory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: work ethic, workaholic, showbiz, coworker, relationship vs career, media, ambition, hotshot, artists and showbiz, unsupportive coworkers, employer employee relationship, antisocial behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 11K
Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalism, pregnancy, journalist, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, writer's life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 14K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: humorous, talky, light, witty, captivating ...
Plot: newspaper, journalist, media, friends, crimes, workplace, media satire, workplace situations, satire, journalism, reporter, scoop ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense, talky ...
Plot: existentialism, dark humor, midlife crisis, theater, father daughter relationship, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.5
 25K
Mr. Mom (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living When Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, fish out of water, switching roles, parents and children, family life, relationship vs career, rise and fall, misfit, unfulfillment, parenthood, husband wife relationship, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 31K
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, workplace romance, romance, tv news, tv show, media, couples, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 3K
Game 6 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Game 6 is a 2005 American film directed by Michael Hoffman, first presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and released in the United States in 2006. Michael Keaton stars. The film depicts the events of October 25, 1986 in the life of Nicky ...
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: writer's life, artists and showbiz, rivalry, career change, obsession, nothing goes right, lifestyle, parents and children, showbiz, husband wife relationship, taxi driver, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media, media satire, television, comedian, talk show host, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 27K
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, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, satire, celebrity, ex wife, greed, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 6K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), actress, audition, sexual fantasy, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 12K
Syrup (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, workplace situations, power relations, dishonesty, betrayal, inventions and discoveries, female boss, satire, advertising agency, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
He Said, She Said (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, workplace romance, workplace, couple relations, media, unlikely couple, couples, love, opposites attract, dating ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature, introspection, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: biracial, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, human nature, siblings relations, death in the family, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 13K
Gung Ho (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a western Pennsylvania auto plant is acquired by a Japanese company, brokering auto worker Hunt Stevenson faces the tricky challenge of mediating the assimilation of two clashing corporate cultures. At one end is the Japanese plant manager and ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, unemployment, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, society, buddies, fighting the system, deception ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, pennsylvania, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, family relations, estrangement, friendship, theatre director, crimes, friends, weekend, family tradition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 37K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, witty, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, regret, midlife crisis, suicide, cocaine, yuppie, generation gap, funeral, group of friends, bittersweet, bat, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 30K
Pushing Tin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: air traffic controller, workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, dishonesty, workplace situations, competition, self control, airport, air traffic control, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, wrestler, wrestling, love, writer's life, impregnation, gender, artists and showbiz, single parent, men hatred ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 158K
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: talky, cynical, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: satire, media satire, corruption, workaholic, racial slur, adultery, dark humor, success, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, ethics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, witty, stylized ...
Plot: politics, interracial relations, journalist, society, courtroom, media, legal action, crimes, dark humor, satire, journalism, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 7K
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: talky, suspense, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, murder, hospital, chaos, midlife crisis, dark humor, workplace intrigue, introspection, workplace situations, innocence lost, alcohol abuse, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The 24 Hour Woman (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.
Style: suspense, emotional, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, workplace, media, relationship vs career, human nature, love and romance, family life, workplace situations, woman, parenthood, nervous breakdown, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 29K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
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, scandal, presidential election, usa president, media, extramarital affair, head of state, supportive spouse, rise to the top, state affairs, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 5K
Crazy People (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, advertising executive, advertising agency, advertising, romance, silly humor, society, fighting the system, love and romance, misfit, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 84K
Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, cia, political corruption, satire, politics, presidential election, election, election campaign, senator, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, vengeful fired employee, obnoxious boss, crimes, social misfits, confined, mentally unstable, vengeance, rivalry, friendship, restaurant, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Weather Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: sincere, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: weatherman, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, relationship vs career, introspection, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, ex couple relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, humorous, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, half sister, nun, dark humor, power relations, family relations, family problems, rebellion, workplace, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%