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The Rum Diary (2011)
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The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenaults and her fiancée Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals.  It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.
Style: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, sexy, witty, biting, cynical ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, journalist, alcohol, carnival, protest, drunkenness, vomiting, fire breathing, rum, cockfight, obsession, love triangle, media, fall in love, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, escapades, love and romance, disorder, voodoo, jealous spouse, bohemian life, anti conformity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1960, 1950s
Place: puerto rico, caribbean, latin america, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, realistic, clever and humorous films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, pornography, greed, life philosophy and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Rum Diary: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Withnail & I (1987), SubUrbia (1996), In the Company of Men (1997), Thank You for Smoking (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, road trip, on the road, lawyer, culture clash, drugs, escapades, hitchhiker, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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67%
 7.8
 36K
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: talky, dark humor, clever, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, friendship, gay, actor, cottage, english countryside, cafe, strangulation, darkness, poverty, farmer, money ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: england, london, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 8K
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, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, buddies, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, twentysomething life, coming of age, society, youth, friends, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: clever, realistic, cynical, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: office, misogynist, secretary, deafness, dating, love, sexism, battle of the sexes, friendship, mind game, urban, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: lobbyist, marketing, advertising, morality, lie, tobacco, journalism, lung cancer, capitalism, reporter, society, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, north carolina, vermont, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 156K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: clever, stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, high school, friendship, private school, teacher, depression, misfit, wrestling, divorce, millionaire, student ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, desire for fame, urban, celebrity culture, reporter, spectacle, ambition, artists and showbiz, media satire, showbiz, love and romance, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 14K
Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, lovers reunited, love and romance, lifestyle, fashion model, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, poodle, sandwich ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to ...
Style: clever, talky, witty, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, clever, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: live performance, monologue, musician's life, writer's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, human nature, introspection, media satire, midlife crisis, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 19K
Meet Bill (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mild-mannered bank executive (Aaron Eckhart) mentors a teenage con artist and tries to make a career change as a doughnut merchant.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mentor, high school, adultery, marijuana, injury, candy, midlife crisis, infidelity, marital problem, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
Style: talky, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, murder, money, fame, poet, writer's life, eccentric family, suburbs, society, alcohol, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 19K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, statutory rape, amateur theater, filmmaking, nothing goes right, culture clash, showbiz, movie business, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, couples ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: infidelity, aspiring actor, artists and showbiz, fall in love, love affair, romance, love and romance, actor's life, adultery, call girl, father son relationship, multiple storylines ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: clever, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: hotel, writer's life, switching roles, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, anti war, couples, mathematics, guilt, pacifism, nuclear bomb, legs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 13K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, social misfits, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, life is a bitch, human nature, self discovery, down on your luck, unemployment ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 164K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: talky, witty, twists and turns, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: writer's block, obsession, mentally unstable, writer's life, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, family relations, odd, twins, loneliness, uptight character, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 8K
Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, witty ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 8K
Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, opposites attract, suburbs, romance, misfit, social misfits, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, media, murder, columnist, workaholic, workplace, media satire, success, research, relationship vs career, workplace situations, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 9K
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, clever, semi serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: hollywood, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, friendship, life is a bitch, buddies, love triangle, showbiz, filmmaking, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.0
 20K
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, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, buddies, verbal byplay, countryside, cooking and food, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, odd couple, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 156K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, showbiz, taxi, celebrity, theremin, morphine, handgun, drug addict, filmmaking, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of ...
Style: sexual, talky, dark humor, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, impotence, male friendship, unhappiness, extramarital affair, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, lgbt, betrayal, couple relations, looking for love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 7K
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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, vengeance, cons and scams, hostility, competition, friends, uninhibited rivalry, adultery, revenge, seduction, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 16K
Roger Dodger (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, sex, virginity, brothel, virgin, fight, college, prostitute, advertising, urban, battle of the sexes, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 5K
Girl 6 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The ...
Style: sexual, sexy, talky, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, masturbation, actress, neighbor, actor's life, friendship, self discovery, boss and employee, showbiz, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 5K
S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: clever, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, actor's life, showbiz, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, couples, disorder, columnist, pornography ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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