Movies like Pecker

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Pecker (1998)
 6.4
 12K
Pecker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: humorous, not serious, biting, realistic, offbeat, witty, dark humor, satirical, surreal, funny ...
Plot: art, photographer, artist, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, media satire, homeless, obsession, gallery, art gallery, ambition, eccentricity, pornography, urban, small town, life philosophy, misfit, gunfight, dialogue, artists and showbiz, drinking, storytelling, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
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Do the Right Thing
Comedy, Drama
USA
120 min.
 7.9
Stranger Than Paradise
Comedy, Drama
USA, West Germany
89 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, pornography, storytelling, brutality and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Pecker: Polyester (1981), Celebrity (1998), A Dirty Shame (2004), Hairspray (1988), Girl 6 (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Polyester
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's ...
Style: humorous, biting, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: pornography, abortion, misfit, dysfunctional family, cult, love and romance, male nudity, suburbs, life philosophy, brutality, nudity (topless - notable), crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california
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 6.3
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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
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   69%
    User:   62%
 
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A Dirty Shame
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, male nudity, small town, sex, sexuality, couple relations, pornography, parents and children, store, sexual relations, suburban life, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
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System:   69%
    User:   69%
 
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 7.0
 18K
Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Girl 6
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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:   53%
 
Cecil B. DeMented
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, cult, drugs/alcohol, violence, perversion, media satire, filmmaking, pornography, censorship, artists and showbiz, sexualized violence, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, california
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System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
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Citizen Ruth
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: clever, witty, biting, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, drug abuse, culture clash, social misfits, homeless, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, redemption, loneliness, addiction, drinking ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   48%
 
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Art School Confidential
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Style: clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, artist, drinking, art, gay, college, coming of age, obsession, ambition, mentor, creativity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
 5.1
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Ready to Wear
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: fashion, farce, hotel, media satire, media, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, betrayal, pornography, lovers reunited, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 7K
Tin Men
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, adultery, vengeance, revenge, dialogue driven, con artists, cons and scams, friends, cars, dialogue, uninhibited rivalry, relationships ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
What Just Happened
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, midlife crisis, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, writers, workplace, greed, media, brutality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 6.9
 5K
Mother
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, single parent, writers, crumbling marriage, relationships, introspection, dialogue, deadpan, couple relations, culture clash, complex characters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
The Players Club
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Young single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. She ends up working at a shoe store, but meets two strippers from a nearby gentlemen's club who convince her there's fast money to be made ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexy ...
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    User:   40%
 
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The End
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide attempt, crumbling marriage, self discovery, death, suicide, couple relations, hospital, parents and children, dysfunctional family, storytelling, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Stardust Memories
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: hotel, postmodernism, weekend, relationships, introspection, existentialism, sarcasm, couple relations, obsession, art, life & death, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Permanent Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, self discovery, pornography, drifter, couple relations, existentialism, art, dialogue, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
 6.8
 27K
The Idiots
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: clever, psychological, semi serious, idiotic, realistic ...
Plot: male nudity, rebellion, mental illness, against the rules, strong sexual content, pornography, prank, lifestyle, suburbs, dogma, disability, censorship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
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System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, high school, drinking, teenager, drugs/alcohol, coming-of-age, hospital, dysfunctional family, relationships, parents and children, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, childhood, mentally unstable, suburbs, loneliness, single father, relationships, innocence lost, pornography, looking for love, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Love and Death on Long Island
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love, friendship, fall in love, gay, writer's life, mentor, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, gender, character study, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, usa, new york ...
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System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
Julien Donkey-Boy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: talky, disturbing, psychological, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, schizophrenia, dogma, male nudity, social misfits, incest, parents and children, pornography, siblings relations, art, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
World's Greatest Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death, workplace, high school, father son relationship, single father, drugs/alcohol, single parent, suicide, loneliness, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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 7.2
 12K
Trees Lounge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, small town, bar, social misfits, loneliness, drugs, alcohol abuse, character study, depression, life, complex characters, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, human nature, life & death, solitude, life, family in crisis, loneliness, storytelling, depression, family, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 6.0
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28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, wedding, drug abuse, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, going straight, drinking, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, urban, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 5.7
 923
The New Age
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suicide, starting over, couple relations, crime gone awry, greed, breakup, nudity (topless - notable), fantasy world, depression, existentialism, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
 4K
The Van
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
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System:   34%
    User:   34%
 

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 6.1
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Pink Flamingos
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, cult, male nudity, murder, cannibalism, incest, kidnapping, cross dressing, sex, dysfunctional family, camp, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, california, dungeon
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System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 6.8
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State and Main
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, culture clash, writing, nothing goes right, filmmaking, dialogue, showbiz, dialogue driven, writers, greed, artists and showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
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