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 satire, society, disorder, couples, politics, life is a bitch and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Comedy and War 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, dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, satire, josef stalin, paranoia, state affairs, mistaken identity, political unrest, false accusation, human nature, amateur detective, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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95%
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, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, disorder, deadly, life is a bitch, legal, society, nothing goes right, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, 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, witty, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, introspection, gender, society, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, couples, satire, feminism, strong female presence, sexual relations, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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42%
 6.8
 5K
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, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, thought provoking ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, society, disorder, audition, tv show, human nature, big brother, tv, power of media, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy, rome italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, satire, wrongfully committed, loss of job, husband wife relationship, mental institution, taxi driver, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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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, cynical, realistic, psychological, humorous ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, humorous, clever
Plot: unemployment, working the system, couples, human nature, social differences, social misfits, romance, society, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, down on your luck, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovenia, former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, couples, social relations, small town, small town life, society, politics, opposites attract, cow, farm, writing, architect ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, sincere, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, family business, cemetery, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, farce, workplace, pianist, corporate world, crematorium, funeral ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, revolution, new wave, lifestyle, rebellion, youth, crimes, deadly, society, fighting the system, satire, university ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, disorder, church, rivalry, catholic school, nun, belief in the afterlife, christmas eve, teacher student relationship, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: realistic, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, change of luck, fish out of water, culture clash, society, racism, misfit, boss and employee, immigrants, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, intrigue, nothing goes right, dishonesty, rivalry, couple relations, disorder, bad attitude, couples, dinner party, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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: crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couples, satire, village, human nature, infidelity, couple relations, destiny, road not taken, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 186
Justi&Cia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, unlikely criminals, disorder, life is a bitch, nothing to lose, crimes, vigilantism, society, social decay, satire, escapades, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, dark humor, light, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, taxi driver, muslim, self discovery, social differences, adoption, society, meet the parents, life turned upside down, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: family life, terminal illness, introspection, satire, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dealing with death, race against time, dull life, family relations
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couple relations, couples, human nature, radical, dishonesty, friendship, academy, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, california
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, witty, clever, humorous
Plot: satire, stock broker, conspiracy, eiffel tower paris, countess, environmentalism, optimism, cons and scams, self discovery, dishonesty, society, vengeance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1919
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: humorous, witty, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: african, satire, politics, betrayal, social relations, injustice, materialism, couples, vengeance, village life, village, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: senegal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: dark humor, realistic, humorous, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: reunion, music band, punk, counterculture, friends, disorder, society, rivalry, sexual content, once promising, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia, serbia, europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 637
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, witty, offbeat, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, feud, neighbor, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, deadly, lifestyle, society, disorder, family relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 147
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: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Plot: undercover, society, media, hidden identity, political corruption, working undercover, political conspiracy, journalism, ambition, legal, rise to the top, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, workplace romance, courtroom drama, unlikely couple, politics, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 283
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, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious
Plot: state affairs, legal, ambition, rivalry, vengeance, store, against the odds, small town, small town life, rebellion, society, life is a bitch ...
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, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, friends, mind game, battle of the sexes, betrayal, cruelty, prejudice, sexism, manipulation, unrequited love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 984
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: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle, eviction, disorder, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, political rally, political party, impostor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 55K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, freedom, lie, ambition, society, weapons, nazi, resistance, hiding place, communism, revolution, basement ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, berlin germany, balkan, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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