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, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working undercover, mind game, life turned upside down, secret agents, undercover, uncover truth, rivalry, social decay, hidden identity, communism, satire, journalism, taxi driver, society, rebelliousness, ex law enforcer, opponent
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, politics, dishonesty and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Professional: Balkan Spy (1984), Trial and Error (1962), The Vagina Monologues (2002), Reality (2012), Very Well, Thank You (2007). 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: humorous, disturbing, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, satire, paranoia, josef stalin, politics, dishonesty, amateur detective, state affairs, dark humor, social relations, society, political unrest ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 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: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, rebellion, legal investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, nothing goes right, hopes, society, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth ...
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, contemplative, suspense, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, introspection, society, gender, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, couples, satire, feminism, profanity, sexual relations, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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42%
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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: humorous, thought provoking, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, society, dark humor, disorder, audition, tv show, human nature, big brother, television, tv ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy, rome italy, southern italy
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41%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting
Plot: fighting the system, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, husband wife relationship, loss of job, mental institution, taxi driver, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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40%
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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: introspection, estrangement, social decay, human nature, satire, shallowness, society, dull life, life is a bitch, father
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, clever
Plot: unemployment, human nature, social differences, social misfits, rivalry, society, romance, couples, working the system, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, down on your luck, illegal immigration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovenia, former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, social relations, couples, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, social issues, castle, journalism, answering machine ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, disorder, church, rivalry, catholic school, nun, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, school, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, witty, sincere, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, family business, cemetery, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, farce, workplace, corporate world, pianist, crematorium, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
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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: humorous, clever, thought provoking, biting, talky ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, state affairs, lifestyle, fighting the system, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
James' Journey to Jerusalem (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During his journey to Jerusalem young James learns the meaning of being Israeli.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: wisdom of life, friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, boss and employee, society, misfit, immigrants, racism, social differences, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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32%
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: talky, cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, disorder, bad attitude, dishonesty, love and romance, intrigue, nothing goes right, romance, rivalry, alcoholic, high society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destiny, human nature, road not taken, infidelity, village, couples, satire, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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30%
 5.3
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Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, social decay, nothing to lose, escapades, vigilantism, life is a bitch, society, crimes, satire, disorder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
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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, light, captivating, biting ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, dark humor, society, rabbi, religions or cults, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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28%
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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Plot: satire, stock broker, conspiracy, countess, environmentalism, optimism, dishonesty, cons and scams, self discovery, vengeance, society, redheaded woman ...
Time: 60s, year 1919, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, 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: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: family life, terminal illness, introspection, dark humor, family relations, dull life, satire, race against time, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dealing with death
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.5
 909
Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, 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: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: african, satire, politics, betrayal, injustice, social relations, couples, materialism, rich and poor, vengeance, pregnancy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: senegal, africa
⇓ 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, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, radical, human nature, friendship, weekend, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, 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: legal, supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, courtroom drama, workplace romance, unlikely couple, politics, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, 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, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, music band, dark humor, punk, friends, counterculture, society, disorder, rivalry, once promising, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia, serbia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
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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: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, cynical ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, deadly, suburban life, eccentric family, human nature, road not taken, suburbs, murder, farce, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: undercover, state affairs, journalism, ambition, price of justice, political corruption, uncover truth, media, legal, dishonesty, hidden identity, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: society, social relations, injustice, courtroom, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, legal, ambition, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: love, secretary, rivalry, battle of the sexes, mind game, friends, betrayal, prejudice, cruelty, sexism, manipulation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 995
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: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, disorder, eviction, culture clash, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ 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, unwanted pregnancy, village life, clergy, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Long Live Freedom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The elections are approaching and the largest opposition party in the country do not look good. Its leader, Enrico Oliveri can not stand the pressure and disappears. Fearing a scandal, the eminence grise of the party had brought into play the twin ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Plot: politics, twins, campaign, switching roles, state affairs, dishonesty, hidden identity, disorder, old love, cover up, impostor, political party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
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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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: ambition, satire, against the odds, politics, unemployment, friends, campaign, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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24%