Movies like The Player

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The Player (1992)
 7.5
 50K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, clever, psychological, semi serious, suspense, cynical, witty, biting, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, blackmail, murder, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, agent, death threat, screenwriter, movie studio, murder mystery, manipulation, twists & turns, crime gone awry, crimes, vengeance, success, politics, producer, funeral, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Player

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, humorous and talky films with plots about greed, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, pornography, runaway and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Player: Swimming with Sharks (1994), Barton Fink (1991), Get Shorty (1995), The Last Supper (1995), Homegrown (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: humiliation, vengeance, obnoxious boss, hollywood, workplace situations, ambition, bully, manager, showbiz, boss, disgruntled worker, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 106K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, murder, neo noir, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, hollywood, crimes, backstage, trapped, stranger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.9
 72K
Get Shorty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic "Bones" Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry's leading lady, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, intense, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: mafia, debt, producer, drug lord, hollywood, gambling, money, crime, cons and scams, gangsters, violence, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, los angeles, usa, florida, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, witty, tense, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, murder, sexism, death, hypocrisy, crime, culture clash, liberal, unlikely criminals, society, racism, racist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 4K
Homegrown (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three laborers on a Northern California marijuana plantation become increasingly paranoid when they learn that their boss has been murdered. They know enough to run, taking with them enough of the crop to pay them for services rendered. Hooking up ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, murder, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 218
Tinseltown (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Hollywood it's all about who you know, and the only person two friends know is a serial killer.
Style: offbeat, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, serial killer, filmmaking, investigation, crimes, crime, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, murder, deadly, showbiz, director ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, light, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, showbiz, screenwriter, money, mistress, artists and showbiz, hollywood, financier, film producer, film within a film, media satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
What Just Happened (2008)
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: witty, humorous, realistic, melancholic, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, movie business, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, midlife crisis, workplace situations, disagreement, workplace, father daughter relationship, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cannes, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, crime gone awry, partners, manipulations, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, small time, petty criminal, dishonesty, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 20K
State and Main (2000)
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: talky, humorous, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, lifestyle, small town life, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Plot: murder, cons and scams, blackmail, cia, judge, crime, uncover truth, undercover, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Shakes the Clown (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: clown, false accusation, rescue, nothing goes right, frame up, crimes, disorder, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kidnapping, on the run, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Big Picture (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, friendship, rise to the top, desire for fame, rivalry, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rich and poor, movie business, film industry, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: murder, advertising, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, midlife crisis, frame up, boss, sailing ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 77K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, terrorist, bomb, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, west virginia, washington d.c., kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 10K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, clever, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: murder, arson, frame up, femme fatale, false accusation, dentist, betrayal, crime, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 13K
Zero Effect (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, accountant, blackmail, mystery, crimes, love and romance, riddles and clues, uncover truth, hidden identity, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, infidelity, perfect crime, crime, murder, crimes, love affair, plan gone awry, artist, jealousy, jealous spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, disfigurement, neo noir, bribery, friendship, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 41K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, danger, couples, crime, murder, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, mentally unstable, misfit, manic, disorder, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 19K
Family Plot (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, stylized, dark humor ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, greed, ransom, spiritualist, mystery, cons and scams, amateur detective, fortune teller, murder, faked death, disguise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, friendship, drugs/alcohol, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, misfit, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, sexual ...
Plot: hollywood, transvestism, filmmaking, lifestyle, actor's life, anti conformity, office, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, showbiz, disorder, columnist ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 9K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, dishonesty, mute or deaf, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 5K
Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: redemption, murder, couples, dishonesty, haunted by the past, memory loss, on the run, couple relations, love and romance, romance, crimes, nosy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, realistic, surreal, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, tv show, rivalry, vengeance, showbiz, nothing goes right, delusion, disorder, success, television, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, salt lake city utah, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.6
 81K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair, crime, neo-noir, wife husband relationship, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, showbiz, aging, betrayal, one last chance, filmmaking, movie studio, father in law son in law relationship, film industry
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 10K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, dishonesty, haunted by the past, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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