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Short Cuts (1993)
 7.7
 39K
Short Cuts (1993)
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, gloomy, sexual, witty, tense, sincere, biting ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, cellist, earthquake, helicopter, fishing, artist, loss of loved one, party, buddies, unsupportive spouse, urban, jazz musician, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, child illness, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california

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Most similar movies to Short Cuts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, talky and melancholic films with plots about relationships, dialogue, mentor, dysfunctional family, drinking, storytelling and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Short Cuts: Magnolia (1999), Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Dinner with Friends (2001), Playing by Heart (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 263K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, clever, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, infidelity, terminal illness, child prodigy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, chance, redemption, cancer, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: talky, sexual, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sex, sexuality, sexual perversion, sexual obsession, interview, therapist, yuppie, drifter, postmodernism, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, suicide, murder, estrangement, friendship, human nature, suspicion of murder, theatre milieu, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dinner with Friends (2001)
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, crumbling marriage, introspection, suburbs, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, adultery, infidelity, sex, romance, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Door in the Floor (2004)
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: serious, clever, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: book, cheating wife, infidelity, summer, assistant, beach, innocence, fainting, writer's life, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 17K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: psychological, realistic, gloomy, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, suicide, psychiatrist, therapist, widower, drug dealer, alcohol, haunted by the past, hollywood, drugs/alcohol, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
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: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
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, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, fire, ghost, suicide, actress, wedding ring, narcissism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: clever, witty, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: thanksgiving, artist, infidelity, hypochondriac, extramarital affair, writing, sisters, architect, accountant, audition, cocaine, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 9K
Shampoo (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairstylist whose uncontrolled libido stands between him and his ambitions. He wants the security of a relationship. He wants to be a hairdressing "star" and open his own salon. But the fact that he beds ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: womanizer, hairdresser, presidential election, love triangle, election, hippie, oldies, infidelity, couple relations, politics, romance, hollywood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, museum, masturbation, coming of age, tennis, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, uniform, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 69K
Swingers (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: actor, friendship, following someone, hollywood, producer, swinger, name calling, stuffed animal, aspiring actor, drink, machismo, self esteem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, kindergarten, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: clever, talky, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, neighbor, doppelganger, alzheimer's disease, stalker, stalking, family life, writer's life, suburbs, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 10K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: semi serious, clever, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, cancer, suicide, homeless, neighbor, apartment, family life, midlife crisis, family relations, urban, golden years, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 30K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug dealing, love triangle, mistress, artist, heavy metal, parents and children, rock, siblings relations, falling in love, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 923
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: yuppie, surrealism, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, rise and fall, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
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, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, human nature, family in crisis, couples, family relations, ego clash, couple relations, parents and children, cancer, siblings relations, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, gender, coming of age, argument, control freak, biological father, artificial insemination, lesbian relationship, motorcycle, dinner, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, buenos aires argentina, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
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, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: murder, mistress, professor, adultery, infidelity, documentary filmmaking, doctor, crime, blackmail, suicide, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Trust the Man (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring-novelist girlfriend, ...
Style: humorous, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex addict, support group, romance, battle of the sexes, infidelity, introspection, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 4K
Ellie Parker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress from Australia, lives a hectic Hollywood lifestyle, perpetually trying to land the role that will elevate her career. Living with her lothario musician boyfriend, Justin, Ellie is far from happy, finding support ...
Style: clever, psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, infidelity, hollywood, audition, sex, liar, theft, actress, cinematographer, narcissism, sociopath, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Husbands and Wives (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, marriage, teacher student relationship, friendship, urban, frigidity, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, infidelity, family business, crime, crumbling marriage, criminal, love affair, parents and children, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug dealing, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, mayor, psychiatrist, drug abuse, rock, drugs/alcohol, suburban life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 8K
Heartburn (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, journalist, battle of the sexes, pregnancy, journalism, columnist, fall in love, romance, writer's life, wife husband relationship, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 29K
The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, regret, suicide, midlife crisis, funeral, reunion, yuppie, generation gap, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, best friends, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 783
Rick (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Rigoletto" retold at Christmas time in Manhattan's corporate world. Rick, an executive at Image, is a jerk to a woman applying for a job. That evening, he's out for drinks with his much younger boss, Duke, and the same women is ...
Style: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, witty, realistic ...
Plot: office, hitman, mind game, boss and employee, parents and children, workplace intrigue, couples, family problems, workplace, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, drunkenness, rooftop, chance meeting, crumbling marriage, suburbs, infidelity, self discovery, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%