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The Paper
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, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dramatic, sincere, cynical, satirical, light ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, murder, cancer, parenthood, media satire, business, storytelling, relationship vs career, workplace situations, media, ambition, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, greed, corruption, first contact, mentor, chase, couples, life & death, creativity, introspection, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Thank You for Smoking
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A Family Thing
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109 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and clever films with plots about mentor, adaptation, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash and destiny mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Paper: Gung Ho (1986), Mr. Mom (1983), Edtv (1999), A Family Thing (1996), Soul Food (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gung Ho
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, workplace, factory, unemployment, buddies, mentor, family, fighting the system, happy ending, catastrophe, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, usa, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
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Mr. Mom
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Edtv
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: reality tv, voyeurism, television, fish out of water, dysfunctional family, celebrity culture, parenthood, store, media satire, tv show, life, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
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System:   71%
    User:   78%
 
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A Family Thing
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, racism, drinking, death, interracial relations, adoption, race, parents and children, race issues, segregation, family life ...
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Soul Food
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Story: Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) start bringing their problems to the dinner table in this ensemble comedy. When tragedy ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
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Pushing Tin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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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
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Cookie's Fortune
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, murder, suicide, storytelling, greed, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, death, drinking, human nature, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
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    User:   46%
 
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Celebrity
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: cynical, clever, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: desire for fame, writing, celebrity culture, urban, drugs, ambition, obsession, dialogue, infidelity, writers, artists and showbiz, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   52%
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Gray's Anatomy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: culture clash, storytelling, introspection, doctors and patients, doctors, solitude, greed, society, obsessive quest, loneliness, secrets, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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Girl 6
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: sexual, sexy, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, phone sex, pornography, sex, actor's life, self discovery, boss and employee, neighbor, masturbation, actress, loneliness, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   51%
 
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Roommates
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
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Style: humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic, dramatic ...
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Renaissance Man
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Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
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The Best Man
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Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, infidelity, couple relations, stereotypes, dialogue, adaptation, love and romance, unlikely friendships, relationships, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Critical Care
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: humorous, dark humor, cynical, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, doctors, fighting the system, death, dysfunctional family, rebellion, adaptation, family drama, life & death, power relations, family ...
Time: 90s
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Queens Logic
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, clever, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, unlikely friendships, dreams, loneliness, looking for love, justice, life philosophy, singleness, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
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The Scout
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold mine in the arm of young phenom Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser). Soon, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: baseball, sport, athlete's life, self discovery, ambition, hopes, father son relationship, friendship, football, redemption, nothing goes right, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, new york, nebraska, latin america, usa ...
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The Brothers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, buddies, relationships, hip hop, couple relations, stereotypes, women, twentysomething life, unlikely friendships, dialogue, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   40%
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The World According to Garp
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: clever, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, death, dysfunctional family, single parent, writing, friendship, book, loneliness, literature, adaptation, childhood, life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
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System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
The Great Buck Howard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of ...
Style: clever, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: performer's life, on the road, comeback, drinking, lawyer, redemption, showbiz, mentor, small town, wizards and magicians, storytelling, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, ohio, manhattan new york city, cincinnati ohio
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System:   39%
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Morning Glory
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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: television, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, tv show, father daughter relationship, happy ending, workplace situations, ambition, mentor, romance, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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System:   37%
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The Real Blonde
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, romance, city life, urban, actor's life, dog, relationships, couple relations, friendship, life philosophy, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
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Night Shift
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, macabre, funny, realistic ...
Plot: prostitution, friendship, pimp, prostitute, buddies, mentor, nightlife, unlikely friendships, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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Wag the Dog
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: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, gulf war, war, journalism, political corruption, president, conspiracy, corruption, dog, hollywood, political, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, usa, latin america, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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Holy Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: screwball, media satire, guru, tv show, workplace situations, happy ending, workplace, shopping, media, fall in love, mentor, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
 5.4
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Mixed Nuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, holiday, boss and employee, suicide, workplace situations, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, cross dressing, goofy hero, social misfits, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, europe, seattle, usa, venice ...
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System:   33%
    User:   28%
 

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