Movies like Slaves of New York

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Slaves of New York (1989)
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Slaves of New York (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
Style: sentimental, humorous, ironic, psychological, captivating, touching, realistic, experimental, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, self discovery, society, lifestyle, love, ambition, adaptation, loneliness, bittersweet, village, love and romance, village life, nightlife, city life, stash, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, celebrity culture, artist, art, fashion, female nudity, designer, fashion show ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Slaves of New York

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and melancholic films with plots about couples, love and romance, culture clash, storytelling, dialogue, friendship and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Slaves of New York: Mind the Gap (2004), Hello Lonesome (2010), Celebrity (1998), 2BPerfectlyHonest (2004), Punchline (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, lifestyle, human nature, family relations, romance, couples, golden years, city life, introspection, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Hello Lonesome (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous voice-over artist strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to drive and turns to her wry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship, unfulfillment, lifestyle, golden years, friends, estrangement, loneliness, aging, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, satire, celebrity, ex wife, greed, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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92%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: friends, friendship, partners, love and romance, odd couple, lifestyle, disorder, couples, infidelity, self discovery, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: stand up comedian, romance, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, friendship, performer's life, couples, family, creativity, redemption, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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88%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, gloomy, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, hopes, lifestyle, coming of age, youth, social misfits, society, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, violinist, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, imaginary character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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86%
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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: talky, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: age difference, love and romance, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, dumped, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, long island
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82%
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5 Flights Up (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: golden years, real estate, couples, love and romance, couple relations, society, elderly, aging, interracial relations, husband wife relationship, city life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 35-year-old Morris Bliss (Michael C. Hall) is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and the premature death of ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere
Audience: date night
Plot: thirtysomething life, disorder, dull life, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, family relations, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, coming of age, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
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79%
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Newlyweds (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple's honeymoon is upended by the arrivals of their respective sisters.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, love and romance, city life, siblings relations, society, friendship, newlyweds, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: friends, buddies, misfit, society, love and romance, lifestyle, social misfits, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, mental breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: sexy, talky, humorous, surreal, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: phone sex, neighbor, friendship, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, boss and employee, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), actress, audition, sexual fantasy, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: talky, humorous, witty, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, infidelity, family relations, thanksgiving, audition, hypochondriac, sisters, family problems, couples, human nature, romance, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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76%
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Committed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her husband, Carl, suddenly leaves, Joline travels from New York to Texas to track him down. Although Joline tries to remain upbeat, she is discouraged when she discovers that Carl already has a new girlfriend, the lovely Carmen. Familiarizing ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, breakup, obsessive quest, love triangle, self discovery, obsession, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, human nature, on the road, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, new york, usa, el paso texas, new jersey ...
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76%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, friends, looking for love, human nature, singleness, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, family relations, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ego clash, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gay, gays and lesbians, love, opposites attract, stalking, fish out of water, friendship, obsessive love, writers, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, usa, europe, england ...
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72%
Looking for Kitty (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school baseball coach and a down-on-his-luck private investigator form a bond as they scour New York City for the coach's wife, who's run away with a second-rate rock star
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: bittersweet, friendship, introspection, crumbling marriage, fish out of water, private detective, unfulfillment, odd couple, couples, down on your luck, dream, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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72%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, music band, rising to stardom, love triangle, celebrity culture, nightlife, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, widow, lottery, starting over, bittersweet, depression, couples, family problems, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, bittersweet, performer's life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, single parent, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, absurd, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, stripper, photographer, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, misfit, satire, popularity, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, family relations, self discovery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, romance, friendship, society, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, ethnic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, homelessness, fashion, family, life philosophy, destiny, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, dysfunctional family, couples, estate, family problems, family relations, religions or cults, actor's life, obsessive quest, love and romance, elderly, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, long island, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: neighbor, art gallery, artist, childhood, struggle, stranger, museum, shyness, divorce, self mutilation, separation, sex talk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, wrestler, wrestling, love, writer's life, impregnation, gender, artists and showbiz, single parent, men hatred ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%