Movies like The Paper

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The Paper (1994)
 6.6
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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, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, cynical, dramatic, satirical, light ...
Plot: journalism, media, murder, columnist, workaholic, workplace, media satire, success, research, relationship vs career, workplace situations, ambition, couples, introspection, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, rivalry, power relations, photojournalist, power of media, sexism, cancer, newspaper reporter, pregnancy, journalist ...
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, clever and humorous films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash and redemption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Paper: Heartburn (1986), Broadcast News (1987), Morning Glory (2010), Gung Ho (1986), The Devil Wears Prada (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: talky, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalist, battle of the sexes, pregnancy, journalism, columnist, fall in love, romance, writer's life, wife husband relationship, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
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95%
 7.2
 24K
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: clever, witty, realistic, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, journalism, workaholic, romance, unlikely couple, journalist, workplace romance, media satire, tv show, love and romance, media, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 67K
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, humorous, realistic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: work ethic, workaholic, showbiz, media, relationship vs career, ambition, ratings, antisocial behavior, employer employee relationship, unsupportive coworkers, coworker, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 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, semi serious, realistic, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, culture clash, factory, friendship, factory worker, business, worker, labor union, buddies, workplace, fighting the system, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, emotional, clever, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, journalist, workplace situations, city life, women, media satire, new job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, urban, celebrity culture, reporter, spectacle, ambition, artists and showbiz, media satire, showbiz, love and romance, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 19K
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, fish out of water, rise and fall, switching roles, job, housewife, couple relations, parents and children, relationship vs career, family life, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 511K
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, surreal, psychological, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, father daughter relationship, theater, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, existentialism, superhero, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, actor, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.7
 15K
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, realistic, cynical, intense, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, americana, rise and fall, false identity, ambition, media, research, mad, paranoia, friendship between men, creativity, flying ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, zurich switzerland, mexico, bahamas, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, suicide, murder, estrangement, friendship, human nature, suspicion of murder, theatre milieu, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, romance, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations, fighting the system, love and romance, misfit, workplace, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: witty, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, journalist, newspaper man, verbal byplay, media satire, marriage proposal, stress, workplace situations, media, workplace, friends ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, clever, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, adultery, infidelity, doctor, documentary filmmaking, crime, blackmail, suicide, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: biracial, letter, self discovery, interracial relations, birth, matriarchy, parents and children, family life, society, family relations, dealing with death, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
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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: sexual, sexy, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, masturbation, actress, neighbor, actor's life, friendship, self discovery, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, semi serious, humorous, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unity, sister, thanksgiving, siblings relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 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, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: sport, writer's life, introspection, urban, obsession, artists and showbiz, family problems, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, redemption, parents and children, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: dark humor, clever, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, self control, workplace, contests and competitions, infidelity, workplace situations, competition, control room, ambition, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: journalist, courtroom, politics, society, interracial relations, legal action, media, crimes, redemption, hit and run, yuppie, coma ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
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: clever, semi serious, sentimental, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, gays and lesbians, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, friends, couples, human nature, reunion, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
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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: dark humor, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, murder, chaos, stalking, introspection, doctors and patients, midlife crisis, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, human nature, innocence lost, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: late night, rivalry, showbiz, tv show, ambition, media, ego clash, artists and showbiz, ratings, retiring, negotiation, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: clever, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: wrestler, wrestling, sex, love, typewriter, writer's life, coming of age, single parent, childlessness, feminism, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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: clever, realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, regret, suicide, midlife crisis, funeral, reunion, yuppie, generation gap, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, best friends, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 39K
Edtv (1999)
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, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, tv star, tv show, misfit, human nature, love and romance, showbiz, romantic rivalry, fictional reality show, reality tv, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: clever, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, unlikely couple, urban, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, media, couples, workplace, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: lobbyist, marketing, advertising, morality, lie, tobacco, journalism, lung cancer, capitalism, reporter, society, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, workplace romance, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, workplace situations, filmmaking, love and romance, media, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, dark humor, clever, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, nun, half sister, doctors and patients, fighting the system, rebellion, power relations, legal action, siblings relations, family in crisis, workplace intrigue, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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.
Style: clever, realistic, cynical, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: office, misogynist, secretary, deafness, dating, love, sexism, battle of the sexes, friendship, mind game, urban, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%