Movies like Heart of a Dog

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Heart of a Dog (1988)
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Original name: Собачье сердце
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a man, A REAL MAN?"
Style: thought provoking, humorous, offbeat, intellectual, philosophical, satirical, clever, witty, cerebral, biting ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, society, chaos and mayhem, farce, revolution, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism, psychiatry, humanity, surgeon, idealism, mentor, doctor patient relationship, disorder, totalitarianism, chaos, surrealism, russian, political, greed ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, humorous, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, society, runaway and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Heart of a Dog: Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Visioneers (2008), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Britannia Hospital (1982), Window to Paris (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: desert, alien encounter, alien, totalitarianism, social differences, society, absurdism, time travel, teleportation, surrealism, capitalism, racism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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95%
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Visioneers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman lives a comfortable but monotonous life in this slightly futuristic black comedy. When people start exploding from stress and George is showing early symptoms, he's forced to examine his life. Taking ...
Style: humorous, surreal, biting, not serious, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, self discovery, dull life, society, disorder, deadly, plague, future dystopia, workplace situations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, adventurer, obsessive quest, odd couple, escapades, nothing goes right, goofy hero, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by ...
Style: biting, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hospital, society, power relations, chaos, journalism, fighting the system, mad scientist, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, nothing goes right, doctors and patients, medical experiment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Window to Paris (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Victor Mikhalkov). The room's previous ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, biting, bleak ...
Plot: teacher, apartment, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, disorder, fish out of water, culture clash, teleportation, love affair, love and romance ...
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, paris france
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64%
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Cold Souls (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Giamatti stars as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of "Uncle Vanya." Paralyzed by anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. ...
Style: surreal, clever, psychological, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hopes, artists and showbiz, body swapping, switching roles, life turned upside down, human nature, actor's life, introspection, self discovery, disorder, redemption, postmodernism ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, obsessive quest, healing power, introspection, society, hopes, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, storytelling, interview, performance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
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60%
 5.1
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Ready to Wear (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, satirical ...
Plot: fashion, farce, love and romance, media satire, lovers reunited, lifestyle, fashion model, multiple storylines, storytelling, art, media, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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City Zero (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this town everybody seems to be crazy (a secretary who works naked, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: small town life, society, social relations, top executive, crimes, small town, suicide, boat, fake suicide, secretary, surrealism, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 2K
All the Rage (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint.
Style: realistic, clever, dark humor, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, suburbs, family problems, crimes of passion, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, suburban life, crumbling marriage, society, store, handgun, lasersight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 73 min.
Story: In Milos Forman's satire on Communism set in a small Czechoslovakian town in the 1960s, the local firemen decide to organize a ball, however the proceedings are dogged by difficulty at every step. They plan to organize a beauty pageant at the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, biting, sincere ...
Plot: firefighter, axe, political satire, farce, small town, goofy hero, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, disorder, chief, small town life, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
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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, cynical, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: yuppie, crumbling marriage, society, filmmaking, self discovery, starting over, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 6K
Charly (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to his was right.
Style: touching, clever, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, misfit, society, disorder, mentally challenged, hopes, power relations, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 2K
Carbon Copy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: illegitimate son, racism, farce, social differences, society, suburbs, disorder, family life, teenage life, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
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The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: psychological, clever, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: lifestyle, commune, strong sexual content, rebellion, disorder, human nature, society, misfit, prank, restaurant, working class, sexual exploration ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Watermelon Man (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin ...
Style: disturbing, biting, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, friendship, restaurant, society, showbiz, discrimination, americana, injustice, bus, suburban life, nosy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 596
Simon (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, surreal, funny ...
Plot: brainwashing, evolution, scientist, mistaken identity, self discovery, disorder, space and aliens, experiment gone awry, friends, farce, hidden identity, friendship ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, offbeat, futuristic ...
Plot: pregnancy, rock, end of the world, sport team, fascism, idealism, save the world, aging, starting over, social differences, society, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future
Place: texas, new mexico, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, secret service, comedy of errors, eviction, white house, dying, innocence, funeral, newspaper, lawyer, impotence, autism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the ...
Style: talky, surreal, clever, witty, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, death, pregnancy, zoo, family relations, death in the family, deadly, couples, freak, love triangle, prostitute, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: maid, train ride, dwarf, obsession, humiliation, virginity, society, manipulations, romance, unfulfillment, lust, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, columnist, couples, disorder, anti conformity, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, track down, couple relations, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, frustration, female protagonist, airport, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 17K
Human Nature (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - ...
Style: surreal, clever, talky, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: masturbation, manners, hair, zoo, mouse, sexuality, farce, solitude, philosophy, looking for love, crimes of passion, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 703
Born in Flames (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.
Style: sincere, bleak, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: feminism, militant, working class, revolution, chaos, injustice, rebellion, cult, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, state affairs, gays and lesbians ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 19K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, amateur theater, lifestyle, small town life, americana, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 11K
Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: witty, touching, talky, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, culture clash, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, hopes, love and romance, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, art house, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, wish come true, post apocalypse, russian, cause and meaning, human nature, future dystopia, psychic, society, escapades, surrealism ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Style: clever, touching, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: alien, drug abuse, fish out of water, space and aliens, life is a bitch, chases and races, mute or deaf, benign alien, discrimination, overdose, on the run, healing power ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Auntie Danielle (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: cynical, realistic, biting, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, family relations, society, uninvited guest, family life, eccentric family, family problems, suburbs, parents and children, golden years, suburban life, master and servant ...
Time: 80s
Place: greece, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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