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: offbeat, humorous, thought provoking, intellectual, philosophical, satirical, witty, clever, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, society, medical experiment, farce, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism, psychiatry, revolution, humanity, surgeon, idealism, mentor, doctor patient relationship, disorder, surrealism, chaos, russian, totalitarianism, political, greed ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr

Most similar movies to Heart of a Dog

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out clever, humorous, satirical and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, existentialism, catastrophe, life philosophy and greed mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Heart of a Dog: Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Visioneers (2008), Window to Paris (1993), Cold Souls (2009), Gray's Anatomy (1996). 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, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: desert, alien encounter, totalitarianism, teleportation, distant planet, human nature, spacecraft, universe, social differences, hopes, society, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
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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, not serious, gloomy, futuristic ...
Plot: golf, workplace, estrangement, office, deadly, society, unfulfillment, disorder, self discovery, future dystopia, plague, workplace situations ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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72%
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, unfulfilled love, apartment, down on your luck, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, imaginary, culture clash, disorder, cat, music teacher, romance ...
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 9K
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, semi serious, gloomy, witty ...
Plot: postmodernism, human nature, introspection, redemption, self discovery, artists and showbiz, hopes, disorder, actor's life, switching roles, life turned upside down, body swapping ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, doctors and patients, culture clash, society, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, americana, hopes, storytelling, healing power, alternative medicine, monologue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, chase, dishonesty, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, biting, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: political satire, farce, small town, firefighter, axe, nothing goes right, disorder, new wave, goofy hero, small town life, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, surreal, clever, philosophical ...
Plot: self discovery, manipulations, voyeurism, tv show, freedom, dishonesty, hollywood, fictional reality show, alternate reality, loneliness, fictional reality, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: surreal, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: hospital, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, chaos, mad scientist, journalism, doctors and patients, fighting the system, society, state affairs, power relations, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 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: clever, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, store, suburbs, suburban life, gays and lesbians, society, unfulfillment, family problems, crimes of passion, lolita, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 1K
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: offbeat, surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: small town life, small town, crimes, society, social relations, top executive, elevator, cake, train, surrealism, secretary, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: clever, touching, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, mentally challenged, doctors and patients, experiment gone awry, hopes, misfit, society, power relations, disorder, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 58K
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, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, comedy of errors, impotence, autism, eviction, white house, secret service, newspaper, funeral, dying, innocence, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: humorous, biting, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, switching roles, bus, interracial relations, restaurant, culture clash, suburbs, americana, society, doctors and patients, friendship, discrimination ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 16K
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, semi serious ...
Plot: mouse, hair, zoo, sexuality, philosophy, farce, manners, masturbation, social misfits, postmodernism, laboratory, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: illegitimate son, interracial relations, farce, parents and children, parent child relationship, suburbs, racism, family life, society, family relations, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: obsession, death, zoo, pregnancy, dealing with death, doctor, couple relations, siblings relations, death in the family, couples, prostitute, twins ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 581
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: scientist, brainwashing, evolution, farce, friendship, disorder, psychosis, hidden identity, self discovery, experiment gone awry, mistaken identity, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: fashion, farce, media satire, mannequin, fashion photographer, poodle, reporter, sandwich, hotel room, suspicion of murder, media, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, humorous, futuristic, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: rock, end of the world, pregnancy, chaos and mayhem, drugs/alcohol, on the road, gas, future dystopia, danger, society, gangsters, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, future
Place: texas, alaska, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, strong sexual content, group sex, commune, unsimulated sex, against the rules, prank, suburbs, simulation, psychology, idiot, publicity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 36K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, great depression, supernatural, therapy, switching roles, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, celebrity, newsreel footage, media, fall in love, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, statutory rape, amateur theater, filmmaking, nothing goes right, culture clash, showbiz, movie business, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 160K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: offbeat, clever, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, mentally unstable, orchid, alligator, writer's block, writer's life, siblings relations, filmmaking, swamp, thief, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, touching ...
Plot: alien, fish out of water, urban, benign alien, black people, drug abuse, space and aliens, misfit, society, bounty hunter, mute or deaf, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 5K
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: clever, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, transvestism, actor's life, showbiz, office, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, couples, disorder, columnist, pornography ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 923
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, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: yuppie, surrealism, crumbling marriage, starting over, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment, couples, rise and fall, self discovery, infidelity, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 37K
Sleeper (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Style: futuristic, surreal, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: farce, robot, fish out of water, sex, cloning, political unrest, poet, jazz, fighting the system, government, control, tyranny ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.1
 91K
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: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Plot: cause and meaning, stalker, wish come true, scientist, alien, russian, future dystopia, tunnel, psychic, heaven and hell, soldier, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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