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Restaurant (1998)
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Restaurant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, contemplative, talky, semi serious
Plot: restaurant, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, writer's life, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, addiction, infidelity, artists and showbiz, society, couples, lifestyle, twentysomething life, prostitute, wedding, bartender, waiter, murder, waitress, old love, rehearsal, play, wedding reception
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sexual films with plots about couples, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, life is a bitch, society and artists and showbiz mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Restaurant: Ten Benny (1995), Me and Will (1999), Niagara Motel (2005), Red Meat (1997), Beat (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: talky, psychological, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: working class, friendship, best friends, nothing to lose, friends, down on your luck, society, betrayal, family relations, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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95%
 5.1
 428
Me and Will (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two women with a passion for motorcycles meet while going through rehab. When they discover they've both longed to ride Captain America's red, white, and blue chopper from Easy Rider, they escape the rehab clinic and hit the highway in ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: addiction, self discovery, on the road, clinic, human nature, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, profanity, escape, drugs/alcohol, friends, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, los angeles
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77%
 5.8
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, nothing goes right, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 237
Red Meat (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chris and Stefan invite Victor to join their group where they talk about their experiences with women over a meal of red meat. As the night progresses, Stefan relates his wild encounters with fleeting sex, Chris talks about his need for intellectual ...
Style: humorous, erotic, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, discussion, love and romance, relationships, couples, infidelity, women, sex, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.6
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace romance, hollywood, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, human nature, haunted by the past, introspection, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 351
Men (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single young woman moves to Los Angeles, gets a job as a chef and has casual affairs.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, sexual relations, looking for sex, cooking and food, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, gays and lesbians, romance, infidelity, singleness, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recently divorced, aspiring filmmaker Helen (Jennifer Rubin) enters into a love triangle fueled by sexual hunger and manipulation. But as she attempts to define herself and fulfill her wants and needs, she must choose between her independence and ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, clever, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, infidelity, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 470
Twenty-One (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katie is a free spirited independently minded 21-year-old. The film follows her as she reflects on the men in her life. Along the way we meet her drug addict boyfriend Bobby, her lover Jack, close friend Baldy, and her father.
Style: sexual, sincere, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, friends, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, friendship, rivalry, society, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 548
Bar Girls (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The life and loves of gay women hanging out at a local tavern are examined in this slice of life film.
Style: clever, humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bar, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, love and romance, self discovery, looking for love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 195
Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting, clever ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, social decay, drug abuse, couples, immigrants, society, social misfits, rise to the top, life is a bitch, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, manipulations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 281
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, athlete's life, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, filmmaking, couples, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, introspection, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, social differences, looking for love, love and romance, society, couples, romance, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, black man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, love and romance, drug dealing, crimes, hopes, youth, romance, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, talky, sexy ...
Plot: massage, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited, couples, love and romance, starting over, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the woman tries various strategies to lure the driver into ...
Style: psychological, touching, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, taxi, airport, on the road, interracial relations, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, taxi driver, sex outside, credit card, motel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
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Lotto Land (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of getting away from his friends who are involved in drugs) who ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, splatter ...
Plot: lottery, coming of age, friends, urban ghetto, sport team, couples, store, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, youth, rise to the top ...
Time: future
Place: new york, tokyo, berlin germany, new jersey, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 202
Chillicothe (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A narrative about six friends in college.
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, contemplative, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wedding, battles, friends, couples, thirtysomething life, human nature, looking for love, twentysomething life, college, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, teachers and students, friends, family relations, couples, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.3
 3K
Trash (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie follows Joe (Dallesandro), a heroin addict, throughout his quest to score more drugs. The episodic plot occurs over a single day and centers around Joe's problematic relationship with his on-off, sexually frustrated girlfriend ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: pregnancy, drug addict, infidelity, welfare, male prostitute, down on your luck, on the road, addiction, alcohol abuse, social differences, transsexual, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 902
Two Days (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - Friends, The Cider House Rules) has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business-of life. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, introspection, actor's life, change of heart, lifestyle, showbiz, death wish, direction and purpose, breaking point, life is a bitch, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Some Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, twentysomething life, love affair, couples, lifestyle, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, best friend, first date, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
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Just a Kiss (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of thirtysomethings having problems with fidelity gets an opportunity to turn back the clock.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, couples, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, sexual relations, workplace romance, thirtysomething life, twentysomething life, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 200
The Still Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fueled by original music by members of Guns N' Roses, Bad Religion, No Doubt, Skid Row, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Hootie & The Blowfish and more... The Still Life tells the story of artist Julian Lamont who struggles to pick up the pieces of ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, recluse, rise and fall, unfulfillment, addiction, ambition, life is a bitch, art, destruction, rock, breakup, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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Crazy Love (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sexual, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, drug abuse, love and romance, society, anti heroes, misfit, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%