Movies like The Paper

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The Paper (1994)
 6.6
 12K
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, columnist, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, ambition, introspection, relationship vs career, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, photojournalist, sexism, boss and employee, rivalry, power relations, success, research, husband wife relationship, crime gone awry, unlikely friendships, lone hero, twists & turns, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Paper: Heartburn (1986), Broadcast News (1987), The Front Page (1974), Mr. Mom (1983), The Late Shift (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 9K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, 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, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 25K
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, romance, media, tv show, workplace romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, workplace situations, workplace, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 11K
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, workplace situations, friends, workplace, crimes, media satire, journalism, reporter, social satire, newspaper man ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 20K
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
Plot: family, fish out of water, parents and children, family life, switching roles, job, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, misfit, rise and fall, parenthood, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, tv show, media, ambition, showbiz, late night, media satire, television show, television, show business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 2K
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, semi serious ...
Plot: career change, writer's life, artists and showbiz, obsession, rivalry, sport, nothing goes right, parents and children, showbiz, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 68K
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ratings, work ethic, workaholic, relationship vs career, media, showbiz, ambition, unsupportive coworkers, coworker, employer employee relationship, antisocial behavior, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, workplace, media, couples, unlikely couple, love, opposites attract, manipulative woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.7
 528K
Birdman or (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: dark humor, psychological, surreal, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, actor's life, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, actor, superhero, existentialism, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 11K
Gung Ho (1986)
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, funny, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, worker, labor union, business, workplace, buddies, society, deception, factory worker ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: biracial, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family life, death in the family, hopes, siblings relations, interracial relations, human nature, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 27K
Pushing Tin (1999)
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, workplace situations, control room, dishonesty, competition, self control, airport, justice, paranoia, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 23K
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, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, lifestyle, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: emotional, realistic, humorous, suspense, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, workplace, media, relationship vs career, human nature, family life, love and romance, workplace situations, woman, parenthood, nervous breakdown, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 10K
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, talky, biting
Plot: boss and employee, ambition, workplace, betrayal, power relations, workplace situations, dishonesty, inventions and discoveries, female boss, advertising agency, fall in love, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 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, workplace situations, lifestyle, boss and employee, telephone operator, audition, actress, sexual fantasy, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 16K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, intense, tense ...
Plot: americana, writer's life, mad, ambition, research, media, rise and fall, false identity, paranoia, friendship between men, flying, giant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, zurich switzerland, mexico, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 6K
Soul Food (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: thanksgiving, sister, unity, family gatherings, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, workaholic, human nature, couple relations, family in crisis, coma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: talky, cynical, witty, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, infidelity, adultery, blackmail, crime, loveless marriage, moral dilemma, human nature, couple relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, typewriter, sex, love, wrestling, wrestler, writer's life, feminism, introspection, single parent, family relations, men hatred ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 4K
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, witty, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, romance, misfit, fall in love, human spirit, love and romance, media satire, workplace romance, love affair, society, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, weatherman, relationship vs career, introspection, hopes, family problems, ex couple relations, divorced divorcee, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 30K
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 ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, regret, midlife crisis, suicide, cocaine, generation gap, yuppie, group of friends, funeral, bat, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, friendship, weekend, human nature, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, rivalry, friendship, drugs/alcohol, family relations, power relations, friends, workplace situations, hip hop, boss and employee, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, dishonesty, couples, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, transplant, mind game, urban, romance, city life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 7K
She Hate Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Fired from his job, a former executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian, workplace, workplace situations, investigation, rise and fall, couple relations, down on your luck, workplace intrigue, false accusation, unemployment, couples, downfall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: offbeat, sexual, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: best friends, rise to the top, desire for fame, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, lifestyle, gender, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 544
Son of Morning (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, realistic, humorous
Plot: ambition, journalism, society, church, hotel, battle of the sexes, miraculous event, hopes, lovers reunited, celebrity culture, media satire, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: politics, journalist, society, courtroom, media, interracial relations, legal action, crimes, yuppie, hit and run, coma, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%