Movies like How to Be a Man

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How to Be a Man (2013)
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How to Be a Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When former comedian Mark McCarthy is faced with a rare form of cancer, he hires a young, impressionable cameraman to document his crude and comical lessons on what it means to be a man for his unborn son.
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, feel good, light, touching, captivating, semi serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dark humor, life is a bitch, introspection, odd couple, couple relations, buddies, partners, terminal illness, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, pregnancy, couples, filmmaking, strong violent content, dealing with death, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, oral sex, pubic hair, topless woman, male genitalia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to How to Be a Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and light films with plots about friends, couples, buddies, couple relations, friendship, love and romance and odd couple mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like How to Be a Man: Dodging the Clock (2005), Hollywood Palms (2001), Supporting Characters (2012), Let Go (2011), Pretty Bird (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dodging the Clock (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The passage of time is probably the only concrete proof we have that justice exists in this cruel world. Some people would like to stop time in its tracks, while others choose to follow its path. In this story, three men in their early thirties have ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, fatherhood, stripper, love, friendship, party, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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100%
Hollywood Palms (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set entirely in the Hollywood Palms apartment building and its yard, this movie shows how people there live and interact with each other.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, biting, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: showbiz, dark humor, betrayal, buddies, lifestyle, human nature, friendship, introspection, hollywood, murder, social decay, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
Supporting Characters (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Let Go (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Walter Dishman, a married and melancholy parole officer, deals with three eccentric ex-convicts who have been placed under his supervision.
Style: humorous, cynical, captivating, light, talky ...
Plot: introspection, love, parole, couples, dull life, dark humor, family relations, society, wooing, warden, love affair, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: disorder, americana, friendship, desire for fame, friends, buddies, dark humor, unemployment, partners, unfulfillment, profanity, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
American Cowslip (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, ambition, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, couples, siblings relations, dark humor, buddies, addiction, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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63%
My Man Is a Loser (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When it comes to women, playboy Mike has all the right moves. So when Mike's buddies ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he'll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: buddies, couples, couple relations, nothing goes right, silly humor, disorder, friends, playboy, nudity (full frontal - brief), womanizer, profanity, sexual content
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sherman's Way (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eccentric Olympic has-been who prefers leisure to work, finds himself stuck with a rigid pre-law Yale student with no time for wasting time. Between skinny-dipping and stealing cars, this odd-couple learn from each other that balance is the key ...
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, friends, disorder, youth, unlikely couple, odd couple, nothing goes right, lifestyle, introspection, small town, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: You may see one show, but you haven't senn them all! Following on from the amazingly successful JAY AND SILENT BOB TEA BAGGING IN THE UK, Fast-talking, foul mouthed Jay and his "hetero life partner' Silent Bob return with their second ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, buddies, odd couple, partners, misfit partners, friends, filmmaking, friendship, profanity, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Someone Marry Barry (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A trio of friends scheme to find a wife for their socially inappropriate friend Barry, and end up finding a girl just like him.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, disorder, thirtysomething life, couple relations, silly humor, profanity, romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, couples, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, urban, dog, plagiarism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
How to Be a Gentleman (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: How to Be a Gentleman, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, odd couple, newspaper columnist, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, buddies, thirtysomething life, friends, columnist, school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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I Do & I Don't (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A screwball comedy about a young couple that must endure premarital counseling and the horrific married couple they are assigned to.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, wedding, couple relations, unfulfillment, marriage, love, romance, counseling, nudity (full frontal - brief), screwball, drugs/alcohol, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, friends, dealing with death, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Upon returning to Los Angeles to attend his father's funeral, Damon (Alexander) soon learns that in order to claim his share of the family inheritance he must work alongside his brother, Mookie (Kain) — a former drug-dealer who had previously ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gas station, college, odd couple, family relations, family business, dealing with death, romance, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, drug dealing, garage, black cast
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Men in the City (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The comedy about men and their struggles in life and love.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, not serious
Plot: introspection, couple relations, friends, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, battle of the sexes, looking for love, singleness, city life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Midsummer Comedy (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A beautiful waterfront house, a Swedish flag fluttering in the wind. A sailboat tied to the wooden deck below. This is the setting of the friends' annual Midsummer celebrations. The friends are gathered at Emil's family house and the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, contemplative, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, couple relations, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), reunion, sexual relations, sexual content, pregnant woman, sex in car, summer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hollidaysburg (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home for Thanksgiving break after their first semester at college, five friends discover just how much things change (and don't) after high school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, youth, reunion, homecoming, society, college, small town life, small town, female director, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kwik Stop (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love. An aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, unlikely criminals, odd couple, romance, love and romance, couples, on the road, crimes, aspiring actor, shoplifting, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Brats (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Newly engaged, Thomas meets his future father-in-law Gilbert, who has been married for 30 years to Suzanne. Disillusioned Gilbert is convinced that his marriage has meant he's missed out on life. He persuades Thomas not to marry his daughter ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: singleness, introspection, midlife crisis, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, depression, son in law, husband wife relationship, family crisis, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Les Gazelles (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marie and Eric, a couple in their thirties who have been together since college, buy their first apartment when Marie is suddenly overcome by doubt. Her encounter with a handsome, dark-haired man forces her to make a decision...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: introspection, breakup, strong female presence, singleness, unfulfillment, friendship, love and romance, society, couples, thirtysomething life, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Brother's Justice (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, partners, buddies, follow your dream, film within a film, actor's life, artists and showbiz, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Crazy Eyes (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zack (Haas) is a young, divorced father who starts to develop romantic feelings towards his friend Rebecca (Zima), whom he refers to as "Crazy Eyes". He spends a lot of time at a bar run by his best friend Dan Drake (Busey) and hanging out ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, womanizer, wooing, lifestyle, nightlife, single parent, family relations, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Carpool Guy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Joel Goodman is a hotshot advertising executive angling for a promotion, but he feels stuck - not least of all in traffic. A seeming answer to his prayers comes in the form of a homeless man whom Joel pays to sit in his passenger seat so he can use ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: office, rivalry, odd couple, workplace, workplace intrigue, rich and poor, power relations, traffic jam, ambition, friendship, lifestyle change, advertising executive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
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Cruisin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Comedy - Devin Begley, Destiny Monique, Amanda Nix, Liana Mendoza, Noel Gugliemi
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, couple relations, life turned upside down, society, buddies, social differences, disorder, profanity, nightlife, fight, urban, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Back in the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go back. And in this raunchy comedy, Jim Owens does just that when he heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the glory days with his boys and explore an old romance, he nearly ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school reunion, friends, reunion, buddies, nothing goes right, couples, hometown, silly humor, disorder, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, bachelor party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: musician's life, self discovery, direction and purpose, partners, odd couple, introspection, music, unsuccessful, unfulfillment, siblings relations, folk, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, marriage, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Kid & I (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Plot: hollywood, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, disability, wish come true, youth, artists and showbiz, good versus evil, odd couple, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Growing Up and Other Lies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After living for years as a struggling artist in New York City, Jake is calling it quits and returning home to Ohio. On his last day in the city, he persuades his three oldest friends – Billy, Rocks and Gunderson – to help him retrace their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, best friends, cause and meaning, buddies, reunion, family relations, getting home, painter, romance, friends, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%