Movies like Pecker

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Pecker (1998)
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Pecker (1998)
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, offbeat, biting, realistic, witty, not serious, dark humor, satirical, surreal, funny ...
Plot: art, stripper, perversion, working class, fish out of water, photographer, art gallery, gallery, family relations, misfit, parents and children, life is a bitch, ambition, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, urban, overnight success, media, lifestyle, disorder, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, celebrity culture, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, maryland, baltimore

Most similar movies to Pecker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and talky films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, mentor, brutality and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pecker: Polyester (1981), Celebrity (1998), Slaves of New York (1989), Hairspray (1988), Edtv (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Polyester (1981)
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, witty, biting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, abortion, pornography, dysfunctional family, strangulation, perversion, suburbs, eccentric family, family problems, couples, love affair, halloween ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, california
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95%
 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: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
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, greenwich village manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, touching ...
Plot: village, urban, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, love and romance, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, village life, city life, nightlife, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
 18K
Hairspray (1988)
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, civil rights, interracial friendship, woman played by man, music, follow your dream, family relations, hopes, media satire, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, anti heroes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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 show, misfit, human nature, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, romantic rivalry, fictional reality show, reality tv, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: fashion, homelessness, farce, family problems, disorder, family life, parents and children, save the day, family relations, social differences, society, real estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, coming of age, social differences, americana, social relations, youth, love and romance, save the day, father son relationship, small town life, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 12K
A Dirty Shame (2004)
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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual perversion, perversion, prostitute, sex addict, dancer, nymphomaniac, sexual fantasy, addiction, small town, family relations, babies and infants, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Players Club (1998)
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: stripper, dominatrix, hip hop, gangsters, social differences, lifestyle, store, urban, society, nightlife, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: stylized, talky, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: poet, fame, money, politics, writer's life, murder, suburban life, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, youth, parents and children, city life, young heroes, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, actress, friendship, lifestyle, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, boss and employee, telephone operator, sexual fantasy, audition, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 31K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, artist, love triangle, mistress, drug dealing, mental illness, addiction, unfulfillment, siblings relations, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, connecticut, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Just Looking (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's 1955. Lenny is a 14-year old boy who is totally fascinated by sex. He is too scared to "do it," so he dedicates his summer to seeing two other people do it. Easier said than done. Caught in the act of spying, his mother and ...
Style: sexual, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, voyeurism, teenager, nurse, infidelity, sex, friendship, obsession, family relations, nosy, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: bleak, dark humor, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, ballet, humiliation, little girl, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, teenage life, youth, anniversary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: workplace romance, love and romance, celebrity culture, media satire, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, workplace, filmmaking, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, dark humor, touching, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, addiction, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, family gatherings, suburban life, couple relations, rehabilitation, family life, disorder, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, school, family relations, couple relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ready to Wear (1994)
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, love and romance, media satire, lifestyle, lovers reunited, fashion model, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, chaos, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, lifestyle, actor's life, friends, film within a film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: radio, radio show, radio dj, media, erection, media satire, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, anti conformity, rebelliousness, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 21K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, artist, pregnancy, painting, jealousy, jewish, christian, newlywed, meet the parents, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: chess, betrayal, friendship, prank, eccentric family, disorder, follow your dream, family relations, hopes, friends, urban, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, crimes, social differences, dishonesty, investigation, life is a bitch, social climbing, uncover truth, yuppie, hustler ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, confession, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, secret, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, estrangement, train ride, wedding preparations and rituals, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island, harvard university, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
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, offbeat, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, youth, self discovery, society, urban, lifestyle, introspection, couples, daydreamer, insomnia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, cynical, clever, realistic, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, virginity, sex, advertising, virgin, fight, brothel, prostitute, college, adulthood, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 405
Cannes Man (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Film producer Sy Lerner makes a bet with a fellow film executive that he can turn any nobody into a star at the Cannes Film Festival. A New York cab driver who is visiting the festival is chosen as the test subject to settle the bet and Sy uses his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, parody, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, media satire, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, new york, usa, france, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 39K
Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, gloomy, sexual, captivating, tense ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, party, loss of loved one, artist, earthquake, fishing, cellist, helicopter, hit by a car ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
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: touching, realistic, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: neighbor, playground, art gallery, female artist, sex talk, self mutilation, artist, childhood, romancing partners, dysfunctional character, talented, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%