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

Most similar movies to Pecker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and witty films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash, runaway and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pecker: Polyester (1981), Celebrity (1998), Edtv (1999), Diggers (2006), Hairspray (1988). 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, biting, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, pornography, dysfunctional family, abortion, strangulation, love and romance, gay, drag, suburbs, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, 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: 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
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67%
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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, clever, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, voyeurism, celebrity culture, tv station, tv star, store, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
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65%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, island, save the day, parents and children, small town, social differences, small town life, working class, coming of age, americana, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, integration, woman played by man, interracial friendship, civil rights, farce, follow your dream, social differences, music, detention, fashion model, racial segregation ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, realistic, clever, light ...
Plot: fashion, homelessness, farce, parents and children, social differences, real estate, family life, family relations, save the day, society, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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52%
Art School Confidential (2006)
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: serial killer, murder, artist, art school, dormitory, investigation, painting, college, teenage crush, student, ambition, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
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, not serious, dark humor, realistic, biting ...
Plot: kidnapping, perversion, burned alive, heroin, blindfold, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, media satire, artists and showbiz, urban, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, filmmaking, farce, actor's life, desire for fame, movie business, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, cons and scams, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Photographer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: bar, friendship, city life, urban, addiction, nightlife, dull life, artists and showbiz, mysterious character, prodigy, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 11K
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual fantasy, nymphomaniac, dancer, prostitute, sex addict, perversion, sexual perversion, couple relations, small town, addiction, parents and children, orgy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: stylized, semi serious, clever, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, obsession, art, anthology, hotel, jealousy, robbery, occult, city life, urban, mischievous children, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: fame, murder, money, politics, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, society, suburbs, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, sexy ...
Plot: stripper, dominatrix, hip hop, gangsters, college, urban, nightlife, strip club, music, store, prostitute, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, christian, newlywed, painting, jewish, jealousy, human nature, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: voyeurism, teenager, coming of age, nurse, infidelity, sex, friendship, young lovers, couple relations, teenage boy, neighbor, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 4K
Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, politics, terrorism, peeping tom, black panthers, obsession, artists and showbiz, village, babies and infants, goofy hero, manipulations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, radio show, erection, media, radio dj, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, sexuality, childhood memory, eroticism, youth, becoming an adult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, detroit, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: clever, surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaker, filmmaking, dwarf, nothing goes right, actor's life, ego clash, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, disorder, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: art, art dealer, yuppie, high society, investigation, urban, uncover truth, mystery, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, little girl, ballet, humiliation, social misfits, school life, mockery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 30K
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: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, fish out of water, odd couple, friendship, comeback, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jealousy, secret, neighbor, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, family gatherings, family problems, family relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, fall in love, best friends, school, romance, gays and lesbians, high school, single parent, introspection ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: feud, neighbor, prank, suburbs, suburban life, contests and competitions, starting over, human nature, eccentric family, murder, road not taken, royal family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
32%
 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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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