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The Paper (1994)
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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, one day, toothpick ...
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 dialogue, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, catastrophe, runaway and writers mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Paper: Broadcast News (1987), Heartburn (1986), Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000), The Late Shift (1996), Game 6 (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
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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92%
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, talky, clever, 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 ⇓
76%
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, biting ...
Plot: late night, rivalry, showbiz, tv show, ambition, media, ego clash, artists and showbiz, ratings, retiring, negotiation, golden years ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: semi serious, talky, 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
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72%
 6.3
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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, semi serious, humorous, 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, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, documentary filmmaking, doctor, crime, blackmail, suicide, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 491K
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 ⇓
67%
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 7.2
 5K
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 ⇓
59%
 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, journalist, newspaper, newspaper man, media satire, verbal byplay, marriage proposal, stress, workplace situations, media, workplace, friends ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, emotional, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, relationship vs career, city life, journalism, media satire, journalist, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dinner at Eight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, romance, intrigue, couple relations, love and romance, rivalry, disorder, bad attitude, doctor, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Burnzy's Last Call (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A downtown Manahattan gin mill plays host to a series of comic vignettes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, talky, humorous ...
Plot: rock, introspection, bar, aging, human nature, alcohol abuse, elderly, bookies, smoking, drunkenness, beer, gambler
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, romance, urban, unlikely couple, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, media, couples, workplace, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, neighbor, masturbation, actress, 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 ⇓
47%
 6.6
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Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, cancer, suicide, homeless, neighbor, apartment, family life, midlife crisis, family relations, urban, golden years, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 10K
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, business, worker, labor union, buddies, workplace, factory worker, fighting the system, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, japan, asia, pennsylvania, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: wrestling, wrestler, 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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 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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, 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 ⇓
45%
 5.0
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Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, farce, love affair, rich and poor, media, workplace, journalism, human spirit, self discovery, interracial relations, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
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45%
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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 ⇓
44%
 7.1
 73K
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: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: election campaign, political conspiracy, cia, rape, senator, presidential election, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, election, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, talky, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, weatherman, relationship vs career, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, introspection, couple relations, father, daughter, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: clever, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: lobbyist, politics, morality, cigarette smoking, tobacco, health, advertising, marketing, capitalism, lung cancer, father son relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: journalist, courtroom, society, politics, hit and run, yuppie, coma, legal action, interracial relations, bad luck, success, black people ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 26K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, self control, workplace, contests and competitions, infidelity, workplace situations, control room, ambition, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, realistic, 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 ⇓
41%
 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, sex, virginity, fight, brothel, virgin, college, prostitute, advertising, battle of the sexes, urban, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 8K
The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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, buddies, romance, couple relations, love and romance, couples, friends, infidelity, stripper, college friend, bachelor party, brooklyn bridge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 125K
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: clever, talky, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, corruption, anchor, network, murder, adultery, media, workaholic, suicidal, gay slur, racial slur, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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