Movies like Smoke

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Smoke (1995)
 7.4
 36K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.
Style: intellectual, sentimental, clever, touching, sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, writers, christmas, family relations, abortion, smoking, redemption, dark humor, photographer, friends, age difference, parents and children, holiday, robbery, store, social problems, creative block, introspection, writer's life, regret, human nature, owner, artists and showbiz, hopes, loss of spouse ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Smoke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, relationships, life philosophy, mentor, writers and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Smoke: Wonder Boys (2000), Blue in the Face (1995), My Dinner with Andre (1981), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), Trust (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, divorce, professor, writers, dog, college, alienation, university, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue in the Face (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, buddies, lifestyle, store, human nature, infidelity, social differences, couple relations, city life, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, thought provoking, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, hopes, haunted by the past, introspection, friends, artists and showbiz, starting over, lifestyle, writer's life, buddies, stream of consciousness, conversation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, sahara, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, alcohol abuse, family relations, vacation, single parent, redemption, hopes, disability, misfit, artists and showbiz, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
 11K
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: love and romance, age difference, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, dark humor, bittersweet, coming of age, misfit, social misfits, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: long island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 20K
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, family relations, parents and children, aging, elderly, family reunited, generation gap, hopes, retirement, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, eccentric family, follow your dream, prank, hopes, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, chess, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, siblings relations, introspection, disorder, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, thanksgiving, infidelity, family relations, audition, hypochondriac, sisters, family problems, couples, human nature, romance, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 16K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, aging, abortion, on the road, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, teenager, friendship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, parents and children, self esteem, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, writer's life, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 2K
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, talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, couples, friends, looking for love, human nature, singleness, couple relations, buddies, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 11K
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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homeless, midlife crisis, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, human nature, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, cancer, suicide, meaning of life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: thought provoking, tragicomedy, compassionate, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, doctors, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, dark humor, hopes, depression, family, life philosophy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 16K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, couples, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, sexual content, human nature, unemployment, self discovery, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 7K
Henry Fool (1997)
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: stylized, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, poet, money, politics, fame, bittersweet, suburbs, writer's life, murder, society, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Photographer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, prodigy, starting over, dull life, addiction, lifestyle, race against time, mysterious character, track down, city life, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Box of Moon Light (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, free spirit, friendship, stranger, friends, introspection, unfulfillment, vandalism, phone sex, infidelity, engineer, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: filmmaking, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.7
 4K
Funny Bones (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic ...
Style: humorous, touching, surreal, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: comedian, self discovery, friendship, actor's life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father son relationship, eccentricity, farce, creativity, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: england, las vegas, usa, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: writers, coming of age, family relations, love, wrestler, wrestling, writer's life, impregnation, gender, artists and showbiz, single parent, men hatred ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, philosophical, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, smoking, coffee, love and romance, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, memphis, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: biracial, family relations, interracial relations, self discovery, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, human nature, siblings relations, death in the family, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, reporter, secret, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, north carolina, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 9K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, interracial relations, racism, punk, friends, hanging, twentysomething life, human nature, showbiz, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas, new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%