Movies like Slipstream

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Slipstream (2007)
 4.9
 5K
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 characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, mind bending, experimental, contemplative, stylized, non-linear
Plot: self discovery, aging, filmmaking, imaginary, escape from reality, daydreamer, hopes, imagination, hallucination, screenwriter, film within a film, friendship, writer's life, graphic violence, hollywood, artists and showbiz, elderly, profanity, postmodernism, native american, fight, mental breakdown, cat, writers, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas

Most similar movies to Slipstream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, offbeat and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, storytelling, existentialism, dialogue, redemption, mentor and surrealism mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Slipstream: Living in Oblivion (1995), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Inland Empire (2006), Friction (2010), The Science of Sleep (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: film within a film, filmmaker, filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, death, dying, professor, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, love and romance, self discovery, love, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.9
 53K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, infidelity, seance, debt, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.6
 61
Friction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and the student who comes between them.
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, high school life, couple relations, lifestyle, actor's life, youth, high school, surrealism, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape from reality, daydreamer, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary, young man, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, mind control, body swapping, sexual identity, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pets, pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, haunted house, love triangle, friendship, youth, love and romance, couples, prostitute, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, infidelity ...
Place: hong kong, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, introspection, research, movie star, job interview, on the road, friends, actor's life, celebrity culture, stranger, interview ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Shortcut to Happiness (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: deal with the devil, wish come true, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, desire for fame, imaginary, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Delivering Milo (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, captivating, offbeat
Plot: angel, pregnancy, family relations, guardian angel, ghost, redemption, family life, hopes, death, hospital, tour guide, husband wife relationship ...
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
While We're Young (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.
Style: humorous, ironic, witty, psychological, talky ...
Plot: couples, hipster, friendship, introspection, couple relations, marriage, husband wife relationship, unlikely friendships, midlife crisis, documentary filmmaking, childless couple, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 176K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, twins, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, odd, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, showbiz, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 95K
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, loneliness, imaginary character, looking for love, wish come true, therapy, couple relations, writer's life, fictional reality, writing, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 4K
Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family feud, writer's life, eccentric family, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, artists and showbiz, sexual dysfunction, family problems, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 52K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, uplifting ...
Plot: lone hero, switching roles, disorder, supernatural ability, workplace, family business, down on your luck, self discovery, justice, shoemaker, lifestyle change, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, smoking, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, paris france, las vegas, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 2K
Mistress (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, cynical, light, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, writing, hollywood, showbiz, money, mistress, screenwriter, artists and showbiz, satire, financier, film producer, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.4
 4K
Takeshis' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still an unknown actor, is waiting for his big break. After their paths cross, ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, lifestyle, actor's life, identity crisis, showbiz, lookalikes, wannabe, audition, taxi driver, postmodernism, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last Producer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An old-time mogul struggles to reenter the club where power and money make the rules.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hollywood, one last chance, showbiz, betrayal, filmmaking, dishonesty, aging, artists and showbiz, film industry, movie studio, profanity, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, adventurer, loneliness, daydreamer, adventure, obsessive quest, disorder, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, greenland, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Night Across the Street (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: aging, haunted by the past, elderly, introspection, surrealism, childhood memory, tragic event, boarding house, memory, money, promise, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 18K
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: small town, redemption, self discovery, elderly, aging, family relations, parents and children, generation gap, family reunited, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 30K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: witty, road movie, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, on the road, life philosophy, imaginary, changing the past or future, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 1K
Happy Tears (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two sisters return home to care for their aging father.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, family relations, family problems, parents and children, homecoming, family life, siblings relations, elderly, aging, daydreamer, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, semi serious, depressing, road movie ...
Plot: suicide, depression, afterlife, death, russian, purgatory, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, love and romance, starting over, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 650
Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: golden years, introspection, redemption, artists and showbiz, actor's life, elderly, aging, hopes, unfulfillment, filmmaking, bittersweet, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, aging, dancer's life, elderly, self discovery, golden years, widow, dancing, artists and showbiz, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Fisher King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.
Style: touching, disturbing, compassionate, inspirational, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, holy grail, friendship, redemption, insanity, guilt, tragic event, transformation, yuppie, heroes, haunted by the past, depression ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 571K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, ambition, actor's life, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire, actor, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%