Movies like Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
 7.4
 21K
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Style: witty, talky, clever, humorous, offbeat, mind bending, tragicomedy, realistic, contemplative, not serious ...
Plot: destiny, existentialism, prince, actor, tennis, backstage, friendship, investigation, friends, cause and meaning, partners, experiment, death sentence, actress, buddies, debate, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, mad, goofy hero, misfit partners, verbal byplay, palaces castles and temples, postmodernism ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, denmark, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, talky and realistic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, greed, suprisingly clever and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: My Favorite Year (1982), Tin Men (1987), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), The Trip to Italy (2014), Nobody's Baby (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, odd couple, comeback, fish out of water, showbiz, friendship, actor, live broadcast, alcohol abuse, satire, media, profanity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 8K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, competition, hostility, adultery, car, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, odd couple, partners, aging, retiring, couples, crimes, city life, apartment building, lie, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Trip to Italy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy.
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, buddies, odd couple, verbal byplay, restaurant, character study, farce, artists and showbiz, actor's life, countryside, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, tuscany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Nobody's Baby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two not so bright small time crooks end up with a baby girl by "accident" and find a change in their lives. Billy (Ulrich) becomes the guy to take care of the child and look after it. Buford (Oldman) wants to get rid of it, but the others ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, offbeat
Plot: friendship, orphan, crimes, goofy hero, fish out of water, kidnapping, stupidity, babies and infants, misfit, parents and children, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, year 1994, year 1991
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 21K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: talky, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: live performance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, obsessive quest, writer's life, musician's life, artists and showbiz, media, performer's life, friends, creative block, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, thought provoking, clever, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, storytelling, hopes, starting over, introspection, haunted by the past, lifestyle, writer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, friends, conversation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Friday After Next (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track him down.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shopping mall, pimp, friendship, goofy hero, buddies, society, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, leaving home, thief, fired from the job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, gay, love, fish out of water, stalking, opposites attract, actor, friendship, obsessive love, writers, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, europe, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 12K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, self discovery, opposites attract, society, romance, hopes, couples, infidelity, social differences, university, literature, professor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 10K
Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, bleak, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, life turned upside down, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, captivating, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, showbiz, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friendship, love triangle, sarcasm, insanity, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 14K
The Big Kahuna (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: salesman, midlife crisis, love and romance, religion and supernatural, religion, existentialism, life & death, hotel, dialogue driven, regret, screaming, smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, kansas, xian, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 21K
Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: village life, village, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, social relations, human nature, beautiful scenery, oil company, seaside town, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
California Suite (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, multiple storylines, friendship, custody, tennis, womanizer, hollywood, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, eccentric family, hopes, prank, follow your dream, disorder, family relations, female protagonist, unlikely friendships, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, therapy, obsession, psychiatrist, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, loan, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: false identity, mistaken identity, romance, friendship, social differences, comedy of errors, couples, disorder, diary, love story, happy ending, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 9K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, racism, interracial relations, lifestyle, youth, buddies, partners, friends, hanging, society, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, craps, broken nose, roulette, racetrack, stripper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, office, workplace, workplace situations, fighting the system, heist, secretary, office politics, father daughter relationship, women, eating disorder, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 36K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 1K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, reunion, singleness, looking for love, human nature, couple relations, couples, friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 40K
Withnail & I (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the ...
Style: cult film, witty, talky, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: countryside, unemployment, farce, friendship, poverty, cottage, english countryside, farmer, money, bathtub, cafe, cigar smoking ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: london, england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Green Butchers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Green Butchers (Danish: De grønne slagtere) is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: cannibalism, butcher, friendship, business venture, family relations, buddies, losing-it hero, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, coma, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, transvestism, jukebox, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, haunted by the past, innocence lost, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 15K
Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, humorous, rough, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, addiction, hip hop, heroin, going straight, rehabilitation, friendship, overdose, treatment, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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