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, art gallery, gallery, fish out of water, working class, perversion, stripper, drugs/alcohol, media satire, eroticism, girlfriend, sex party, 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 humorous, realistic, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, brutality, catastrophe and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Pecker: Polyester (1981), Celebrity (1998), Slaves of New York (1989), Hairspray (1988), Where the Heart Is (1990). 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 ...
Audience: teens
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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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
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65%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: city life, urban, self discovery, village, nightlife, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, village life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, woman played by man, interracial friendship, civil rights, farce, follow your dream, social differences, music, hair, detention, racial segregation, drag ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, clever, realistic, light ...
Plot: homelessness, fashion, 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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55%
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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, 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 ⇓
55%
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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: nymphomaniac, dancer, sexual fantasy, prostitute, sex addict, perversion, sexual perversion, couple relations, small town, addiction, parents and children, group sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california, tokyo
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50%
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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 ⇓
48%
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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: politics, murder, money, fame, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, suburbs, society, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, witty, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: dominatrix, stripper, hip hop, gangsters, college, nightlife, urban, strip club, music, store, prostitute, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: voyeurism, teenager, coming of age, infidelity, nurse, sex, friendship, young lovers, couple relations, sexuality, romance, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
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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, semi serious, realistic, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, lovers reunited, love and romance, lifestyle, fashion model, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, poodle, sandwich ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, clever ...
Plot: high society, art, art dealer, investigation, crimes, social differences, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, social climbing, hustler, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, radio show, erection, media, radio dj, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, sexuality, youth, eroticism, becoming an adult, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., detroit
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38%
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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 ⇓
38%
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, blindfold, burned alive, heroin, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, media satire, artists and showbiz, urban, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, california
⇓ 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, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
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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, love triangle, drug dealing, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, siblings relations, rock, parent child relationship, falling in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
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38%
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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, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, neighbor, jealousy, sister sister relationship, confession, family, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, sibling relationship, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
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37%
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: betrayal, chess, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, urban, prank, eccentric family, family relations, disorder, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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37%
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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, newlywed, christian, painting, jewish, jealousy, urban, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, little girl, sibling relationship, teenage life, humiliation, ballet, social misfits, school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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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, brothel, virgin, fight, college, prostitute, advertising, urban, battle of the sexes, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, not serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, rehabilitation, suburbs, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, addiction, eccentric family, nothing goes right, family life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, occult, anthology, jealousy, robbery, hotel, city life, urban, mischievous children, gallery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, athens greece, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
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Butter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, small town, ambition, family relations, blind ambition, adoption, championship, mentor, creativity, dialogue, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
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Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spelling bee, competition, obsession, contests and competitions, friendship, estranged father, vengeance, ambition, misfit, rivalry, disorder, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ 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: realistic, offbeat, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: playground, female artist, self mutilation, sex talk, art gallery, neighbor, mentally unstable, suburbs, looking for love, sibling relationship, parents and children, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, atmospheric, semi serious, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: drifter, misfit, jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, saxophone, mental illness, self discovery, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ⇓
33%