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Short Cuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary human condition is nevertheless fascinating. Based on nine stories and a prose poem by Raymond Carver.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, reflective, intellectual, cerebral, melancholic, dark humor, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, infidelity, adultery, drinking, buddies, suicide, multiple storylines, unsupportive spouse, cheating, storytelling, urban, crumbling marriage, relationships, loneliness, natural disaster, dialogue, character study, life philosophy, cellist, earthquake, crime gone awry, complex characters, human nature, pornography, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Magnolia
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USA
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Crimes and Misdemeanors
Comedy, Drama
USA
104 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, melancholic, realistic and clever films with plots about dialogue, relationships, loneliness, storytelling, mentor, depression and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Short Cuts: California Split (1974), The New Age (1994), Magnolia (1999), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Trees Lounge (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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California Split
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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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 ...
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The New Age
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Magnolia
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Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, emotional, realistic ...
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Cookie's Fortune
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Duration: 95 min.
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The Squid and the Whale
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, divorce, parenthood, adolescence, childhood, depression, infidelity, drinking, marriage, adultery, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   65%
 
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: talky, clever, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: murder, adultery, crime, infidelity, guilt, existentialism, moral dilemma, mistress, justice, professor, relationships, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   71%
    User:   82%
 
Hannah and Her Sisters
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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    User:   64%
 
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Please Give
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Ready to Wear
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Country: USA
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Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: fashion, farce, hotel, media satire, media, dialogue, chaos and mayhem, betrayal, pornography, lovers reunited, multiple storylines, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Country: USA, UK
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Henry Fool
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: writer's life, poetry, drinking, suicide, eccentric family, violence, writers, existentialism, deadpan, suburbs, society, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, stockholm sweden
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God Said, 'Ha!'
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
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The Door in the Floor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: emotional, psychological, reflective, clever, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, book, dysfunctional family, male nudity, death, drinking, crumbling marriage, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), dealing with death, suburbs, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
The Daytrippers
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, witty, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, infidelity, crumbling marriage, suburbs, relationships, on the road, self discovery, dialogue, secrets, betrayal, writers ...
Time: 90s
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Maps to the Stars
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, sex, obsession, incest, mental illness, drinking, psychology, drugs, male nudity, drug addiction, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
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Trust
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: dark humor, talky, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, opposites attract, deadpan, relationships, redemption, dialogue, love and romance, suburbs, character study, loneliness, crime gone awry, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island
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System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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Naked
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: talky, dark humor, witty, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, existentialism, working class, loneliness, urban, violence, realism, drugs/alcohol, human nature, stranger, brutality, homeless ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
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System:   50%
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Dinner with Friends
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.
Style: talky, clever, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, marriage, divorce, relationships, crumbling marriage, unlikely friendships, introspection, suburbs, drinking, dialogue, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, poland ...
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
The Myth of Fingerprints
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, death, crumbling marriage, family drama, relationships, family, dealing with death, holiday, human nature, nudity (topless - notable), storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
The Weather Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, existentialism, father son relationship, weatherman, introspection, life, depression, foul language, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
The Object of Beauty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A valuable piece of art is stolen from a couple.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, crime, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, greed, love and romance, loneliness, art, relationships, multiple storylines, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 

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