Movies like Simple Men

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Simple Men (1992)
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Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost father, a revolutionary who has been in hiding for 20 years. For different reasons, both leave New York and head for Long Island, out of money, and short on ideas. D:"Long Island is a a terminal moraine." B:"What's that?" D:"It's the material left behind when a glacier recedes." D:"Gee, then what the hell are we waiting for?"D: "She's a bit jumpy..." B: "Jumpy women are great!"
Style: talky, realistic, road movie, witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, surreal, enigmatic, pretentious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, missing person, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, siblings relations, crimes, on the road, romance, father son relationship, radical, small town, friendship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, transformation, profanity, oedipus complex, dancing, love, sex, prison, lesbian, soccer, fight ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, florida, pentagon, pennsylvania, maryland, pittsburgh

Most similar movies to Simple Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and clever films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, love and romance, mentor, drinking and crime gone awry mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Simple Men: Flirt (1995), The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Buffalo '66 (1998), Amateur (1994), Dinner Rush (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Flirt (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couples, ultimatum, romance, love and romance, betrayal, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, nothing goes right, gender, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: new york, tokyo, germany, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, ex convict, gossip, redemption, auto mechanic, crimes, starting over, hopes, parents and children, small town life, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, long island, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 47K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, psychological, tense, touching, humorous ...
Plot: ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, fall in love, haunted by the past, strip club, prison, blackmail, gambling, debt, bet, pretense ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 6K
Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, on the run, memory loss, haunted by the past, murder, couple relations, couples, nosy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, gambling, family relations, lifestyle, graphic violence, siblings relations, workplace, workplace situations, comedy of errors, revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 9K
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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, misfit, coming of age, opposites attract, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 2K
Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and ...
Style: road movie, humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: con artists, dishonesty, love and romance, crime, crimes, on the road, fall in love, cons and scams, social relations, friends, couples, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 33K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, losing-it hero, crime, obsessive quest, crimes, violence, professional killer, writers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Puffy Chair (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh's life is pretty much in the toilet. He's a failed NYC indie rocker, and a failing booking agent. But he finds the potential of a small victory in a really bad idea. He decides to purchase a 1985 Lazy Boy on eBay, just like the one ...
Style: road movie, mumblecore, humorous, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, family relations, wedding, couple relations, road trip, parents and children, introspection, hopes, self discovery, love and romance, brother brother relationship, gift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, couple relations, criminal heroes, escapades, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, radical, hidden identity, follow your dream, haunted by the past, eccentric family, parents and children, family in crisis, rebelliousness, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1971 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, yale university, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Earthly Possessions (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, sincere, talky ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hostage, bank, on the road, escape, pregnancy, heist, opposites attract, love and romance, money, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Surviving Desire (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Jude, a college professor, is obsessed with Sophie, his student. She, in turn, is intrigued by his scholarly charm. Flirtation turns to lust and the two become lovers.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: student, teachers and students, opposites attract, youth, power relations, couples, college life, love affair, college, love and romance, hopes, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, coming of age, graduation, lifestyle, buddies, twentysomething life, drinking, student, father son relationship, roommate, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 29K
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lovers on the run, on the road, infidelity, couple relations, couples, road trip, crime, crimes, romance, betrayal, tragic love, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, mediterranean sea, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
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Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, breakup, family relations, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couple relations, criminal heroes, crimes, single parent, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Love Serenade (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ken Sherry, a radio personality from Brisbane, moves to the small country town of Sun Ray to take over the local radio station as a retreat from city life and his past.He moves next door to love-starved sisters Vicki-Ann and Dimity Hurley. They are ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, satirical, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radio dj, romance, love triangle, small town life, disorder, loneliness, womanizer, small town, sister sister relationship, murder, betrayal, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sam Clayton's (Vincent D'Onofrio) marriage to ex-stripper Freddie (Cameron Diaz) comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red (Delroy Lindo), a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with ...
Style: clever, talky, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, murder, family relations, corruption, stripper, gangsters, romance, love, fixed match, dishonesty, opposites attract, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, minnesota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, whimsical ...
Plot: stewardess, self discovery, gangsters, disorder, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, cons and scams, siblings relations, vengeance, farce, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, police, faked death, assassination attempt, femme fatale, crime, crimes, female killer, bribery, mob boss, female assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
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Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, street gang, siblings relations, going straight, crimes, mysterious character, hopes, human nature, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jason's Lyric (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family relations, ghetto, crime, crimes, romance, relationships, city life, drug abuse, fall in love, family in crisis, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Opposite of Sex (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: dark humor, witty, sexy, sexual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, gay slur, satire, chase, suburbs, stock broker, aids, family relations, repression, teacher, death, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, canada, indiana, palm springs california, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters ...
Style: clever, witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, buddies, friends, small town life, city life, parents and children, gender bending, small town, on the road, urban, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, couples, love affair, student life, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, crime, crimes, college, neo noir, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
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Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, contemplative, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: witty, talky, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, irish catholic, true love, friendship, love affair, small town life, couple relations, small town, fall in love, working class, relationship vs career, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, ireland, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, love, parents and children, family life, starting over, romance, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, siblings relations, human nature, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, threesome, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: new york, europe, usa, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, theft, smuggling, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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