Movies like The Professional 2003

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The Professional (2003)
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The Professional (2003)
Original name: Profesionalac
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Till recently a University professor, a bohemian writer, a member of Belgrade's intellectual circles and a passionate opponent of the Milosevic's regime meets the man, unknown to him, but who knows every tiny detail of his life. Man tells him a story and plot unfolds unimaginably.
Style: thought provoking, clever, intellectual, twists and turns, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working undercover, mind game, life turned upside down, undercover, secret agents, uncover truth, rivalry, social decay, hidden identity, communism, satire, taxi driver, journalism, society, rebelliousness, opponent, ex law enforcer
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, balkan

Most similar movies to The Professional

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about society, satire, disorder, couples, life is a bitch, politics and rivalry mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Professional: Balkan Spy (1984), Trial and Error (1962), The Vagina Monologues (2002), Very Well, Thank You (2007), Reality (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Balkan Spy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, disturbing
Plot: espionage, satire, paranoia, josef stalin, communism, state affairs, amateur detective, politics, society, dishonesty, dark humor, social relations ...
Time: 50s, year 1984
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade
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Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, satire, courtroom, righting the wronged, power relations, injustice, disorder, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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42%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, suspense, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, couples, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, feminism, satire, performer's life, sexual relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Very Well, Thank You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tough lives of two ordinary individuals: Alex, an accountant and his wife Béatrice, a taxi driver.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense, biting
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, loss of job, husband wife relationship, mental institution, taxi driver, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Reality (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A dark comedy centering on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show "Grande Fratello" (the Italian version of "Big Brother") he starts living his life as if ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, human nature, tv show, audition, dark humor, disorder, society, big brother, television, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy
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41%
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The Comedy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: estrangement, introspection, human nature, social decay, satire, society, shallowness, life is a bitch, dull life, female nudity, father, bare breasts
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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39%
Cheese and Jam (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story about a couple from the bottom of the social ladder, about smuggling refugees across borders and other 'suspect' things- it is, first and foremost, an attempt to tell a story about the worst in people, wherever they may be coming ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, clever
Plot: unemployment, rivalry, social misfits, society, romance, couples, human nature, social differences, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, down on your luck, illegal immigration, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovenia, europe, former yugoslavia
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36%
The Marathon Family (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: murder, family business, cemetery, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, corporate world, pianist, workplace, farce, crematorium, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.
Style: biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: satire, couples, social relations, society, politics, opposites attract, small town, small town life, mayor, teaching, farm, social issues ...
Time: 90s, year 1992
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All Against All (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: satire, life turned upside down, working class, family life, righting the wronged, society, forced into action, hopes, family relations, eviction, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, racism, social differences, immigrants, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world, society, satire, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: clergy, society, religions or cults, rivalry, disorder, church, nun, catholic school, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, humour, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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La chinoise (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Style: suspense, talky, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, university, society, rebellion, lifestyle, state affairs, crimes, youth, fighting the system, student life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, britain, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dinner at Eight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, cynical, clever ...
Plot: romance, dishonesty, rivalry, nothing goes right, love and romance, intrigue, couples, bad attitude, disorder, couple relations, alcoholic, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Smoking/No Smoking (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 298 min.
Story: "Smoking" and "No Smoking" are two segments of the film which are based on closely connected plays. The original plays covered eight separate stories, which have been pared down to three each for these movies. At a certain point ...
Style: clever, suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: satire, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, village, couple relations, human nature, road not taken, destiny, infidelity, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, murderous pair, vigilantism, society, nothing to lose, social decay, life is a bitch, disorder, crimes, satire, escapades, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Infidel (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, suspense ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, meet the parents, rabbi, religions or cults, life turned upside down, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Balding advertising executive Mr. Baum spends more time on a new ad campaign for purple sunglasses than he does with his own family. But suddenly he is forced to reexamine his life after a doctor tells him that he has an 'aggressive' brain ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: satire, race against time, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family relations, dark humor, dull life, terminal illness, family life, introspection, jewish
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An eccentric Parisian woman's optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, witty, humorous
Plot: stock broker, conspiracy, satire, countess, society, dishonesty, environmentalism, optimism, self discovery, vengeance, cons and scams, racism ...
Time: 60s, year 1919
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Plot: african, satire, politics, pregnancy, infidelity, village life, vengeance, rich and poor, village, ambition, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, human nature, radical, friendship, academy, weekend ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, legal, politics, romance, unlikely couple, fighting the system, rivalry, workplace romance, courtroom drama, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
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The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: undercover, tough heroes, campaign, magazine, political corruption, political conspiracy, uncover truth, political intrigue, media satire, working undercover, price of justice, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.7
 720
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: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, farce, satire, couples, family relations, disorder, dark humor, starting over, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rebellion, ambition, state affairs, fighting the system, society, politics, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, courtroom, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead".
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: punk, music band, dark humor, friends, counterculture, society, disorder, rivalry, once promising, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia, europe, bosnia, serbia
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25%
Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: realistic, clever, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, family relations, misfit, lifestyle, life is a bitch, fish out of water, disorder, eviction, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, serbia, new york, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: secretary, love, rivalry, battle of the sexes, mind game, friends, betrayal, cruelty, prejudice, sexism, manipulation, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, clergy, religions or cults, unwanted pregnancy, village life, mediterranean, dishonesty, society, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%