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Schizopolis (1996)
 7.0
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Schizopolis (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man works for the unpleasant guru of a Scientology-like movement.
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat, mind bending, biting, absurd ...
Plot: dentist, office, exterminator, assassination, infidelity, masturbation, estrangement, workplace, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, media satire, workplace situations, love and romance, media, couples, communication problem, guru, snitch, delusion, lookalikes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, rhode island, costa rica

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, melancholic, clever and witty films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, pornography, loneliness, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Comedy, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Schizopolis: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Full Frontal (2002), The Boss of It All (2006), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Invention of Lying (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.
Style: clever, witty, surreal, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, advertising executive, advertising agency, farce, advertising, self discovery, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, mental illness, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: jerusalem, russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, blackmail, jazz, verbal byplay, urban, couple relations, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.7
 9K
Full Frontal (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A contemporary comedy set in Los Angeles, Full Frontal traces the complicated relationship among seven friends as they deal with the fragile connections that bind them together. Full Frontal takes place during a twenty-four hour period - a day in ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, crumbling marriage, couple relations, workplace intrigue, husband wife relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, africa, manhattan new york city, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Boss of It All (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Iceland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Style: dark humor, surreal, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: office, workplace, negotiation, comedy of errors, actor's life, boss and employee, workplace situations, dishonesty, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: clever, surreal, not serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: jealousy, private detective, existentialism, investigation, anger, rivalry, celebrity, sex, surveillance, cause and meaning, arson, firefighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Invention of Lying (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, clever, absurd ...
Plot: misfit, love and romance, society, dishonesty, love triangle, farce, disorder, honesty, alternate reality, pretense, truth, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda ...
Style: clever, surreal, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adoption, prostitute, boxing, adoptive father, adoptive mother, child, childlessness, illegal prostitution, friendship, dishonesty, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, sexy, cynical ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, infidelity, femme fatale, neo noir, politician, sex, prostitute, singer, assassin, neo-noir, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: salt lake city utah, austria, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, battle of the sexes, verbal byplay, crumbling marriage, screwball, couple relations, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disintegration, anniversary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: midlife crisis, extramarital affair, car salesman, losing-it hero, small town, wife husband relationship, success, small town life, writer's life, against the rules, desire for fame, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual identity, mind control, puppeteer, pet, love triangle, identity, actor, postmodernism, obsession, urban, ambition, brain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 225K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, clever, satirical ...
Plot: office, workplace, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, dull life, rebelliousness, coworker relationship, workplace situations, blackmail, friendship, corporate world, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, self discovery, romance, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 956
The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, starting over, self discovery, couple relations, filmmaking, society, breakup, rise and fall, infidelity, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: surreal, offbeat, semi serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: computer, virtual reality, escape from reality, future dystopia, cause and meaning, society, social misfits, uncover truth, computers and web, existentialism, power relations, hacker ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, postmodernism, writer's life, writer's block, midlife crisis, insanity, artists and showbiz, human nature, estrangement, heaven and hell, alienation, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.
Style: clever, dark humor, witty, biting, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, pregnancy, death, teacher, chase, stock broker, repression, aids, gay slur, coming of age, suburbs, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, indiana, canada, cross country, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 2K
Sex and Zen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to help him find women, but only if he attains a penis as ...
Style: erotic, sexual, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, obsession, infidelity, voyeurism, transplant, strong sexual content, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 17th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Book of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: apocalypse, hotel, airport, bar, redemption, deal with the devil, save the world, human nature, legends and myths, religions or cults, good versus evil, imaginary ...
Place: new york, usa, jerusalem, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 31K
The One I Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, witty, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: marriage, therapist, crumbling marriage, self discovery, help, weekend, discovery, escape, retreat, dilemma, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless ...
Style: not serious, clever, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: murder, actor's life, journalism, couple relations, hollywood, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, tv show, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, canada, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 14K
The Overnight (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, absurd, talky ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, gay, lgbt, nothing goes right, parents and children, family relations, male nudity, disorder, marriage, drinking, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 4K
Slipstream (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, stylized, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: aging, self discovery, filmmaking, hollywood, writer's life, imaginary, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, elderly, hopes, daydreamer, escape from reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Daytrippers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, on the road, chance meeting, rooftop, drunkenness, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, ghost, masturbation, buddies, self discovery, couples, friends, introspection, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 36K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, great depression, supernatural, therapy, switching roles, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, newsreel footage, celebrity, media, fall in love, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 18K
High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Plot: parody, murder, false accusation, phone sex, protagonist as suspect, hitman, vertigo, lighthouse, industrialist, mental institution, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, murder, infidelity, transvestism, family life, actor's life, gays and lesbians, couple relations, vengeance, love affair, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: memory, infidelity, psychic, crumbling marriage, introspection, middle aged woman, couple relations, seance, dull life, midlife crisis, romance, unfulfillment ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 593
My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: gun, neighbor, unsupportive spouse, suburbs, betrayal, crumbling marriage, suburban life, dull life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%