Movies like Heart of a Dog

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Heart of a Dog (1988)
 8.7
 7K
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: intellectual, thought provoking, cerebral, humorous, offbeat, philosophical, satirical, clever, witty, biting ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, dog, society, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, farce, revolution, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism, psychiatry, humanity, surgeon, idealism, mentor, satire, doctor patient relationship, soviet, distopia, disorder, totalitarianism, chaos, surrealism ...
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, visually appealing and thought provoking films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, satire, catastrophe, society, mentor and weird mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Heart of a Dog: Sexmission (1984), Kin-dza-dza! (1986), Visioneers (2008), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Window to Paris (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Sexmission (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, the World War III breaks out and life have been wiped out of the surface ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, futuristic, semi serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, polish, satire, future dystopia, distopia, matriarchy, experiment gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, disorder, tribe, sleeping ...
Time: future, year 1991, 2040s, 21st century
Place: poland
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100%
 8.1
 11K
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, distopia, society, satire, alien encounter, totalitarianism, social differences, teleportation, soviet, outer space, absurdism ...
Time: future
Place: soviet union, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 6K
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: surreal, futuristic, not serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: workplace, self discovery, estrangement, satire, future dystopia, society, golf, existentialism, fantasy world, dreams, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, nothing goes right, dishonesty, partners, escapades, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Window to Paris (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 115 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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: satire, teacher, imaginary kingdom, apartment, fish out of water, down on your luck, unfulfilled love, imaginary, disorder, culture clash, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: paris france, russia, europe, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, intense, melancholic, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, crimes of passion, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, weapons, multiple storylines, geek, family drama, prejudice, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 1K
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, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, self discovery, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, lifestyle, rise and fall, infidelity, couple relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: offbeat, humorous, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, introspection, hopes, society, obsessive quest, healing power, storytelling, alternative medicine, interview ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: semi serious, clever, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: hospital, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, chaos, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, mad scientist, fighting the system, journalism, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: satire, axe, firefighter, lottery, political satire, farce, small town, small town life, new wave, small time, social relations, chief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 39K
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, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, chameleon, character study, parody ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 5K
Reality (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A dark comedy centering on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show "Grande Fratello" (the Italian version of "Big Brother") he starts living his life as if ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, thought provoking ...
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, losing-it hero, society, disorder, audition, tv show, human nature, tv, big brother, satire, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, southern italy, naples italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 112K
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, philosophical, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, society, escapades ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 738
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: evolution, scientist, brainwashing, farce, friendship, mistaken identity, experiment gone awry, self discovery, hidden identity, space and aliens, disorder, friends ...
Time: 70s, future, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 14K
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, media satire, lovers reunited, lifestyle, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, fashion model, fashion show, multiple storylines, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 2K
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, humorous, atmospheric, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, satire, crimes, society, top executive, social relations, small town, boat, arrest, surrealism, suicide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 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, bleak, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, actor's life, disorder, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, introspection, husband wife relationship, existentialism, soul selling, depression ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: manners, farce, fish out of water, human nature, philosophy, odd couple, misfit, society, disorder, hypocrisy, fall in love, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.2
 39K
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, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, farce, cloning, distopia, robot, poet, fish out of water, political unrest, mistaken identity, sexual content, fighting the system, nothing goes right ...
Time: future, 70s, 22nd century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 64K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
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: witty, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, secret service, white house, innocence, lawyer, businessman, fish out of water, satire, mistaken identity, professor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 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, thought provoking, clever, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, power relations, disorder, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, society, misfit, mentally challenged, hopes, maze ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 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, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: interracial relations, illegitimate son, farce, parents and children, suburbs, racism, teenage life, discrimination, suburban life, family life, social differences, satire ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, manipulation, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), train ride, dwarf, obsession, humiliation, virginity, manipulations, self destructing, postmodernism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, futuristic, offbeat, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, satire, rock, pregnancy, end of the world, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, fascism, sport team, profanity, concert, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s
Place: texas, new mexico, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 58K
S1m0ne (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first ...
Style: humorous, satirical, entertaining, light, suspense ...
Plot: hollywood, rise to the top, showbiz, dishonesty, paparazzi, ambition, starlet, movie business, computer, media, film within a film, virtual reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, taj mahal, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, homelessness, fashion, family, life philosophy, family drama, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to ...
Style: futuristic, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, robot, life philosophy, androids, dystopic future, artificial intelligence, utopia, human nature, self discovery, romance, society, opposites attract ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century, 2040s, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 20K
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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, movie business, disorder, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 41K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, totalitarianism, distopia, book, social decay, fighting the system, resistance, book burning, oppression, introspection, rebelliousness, satire ...
Time: future, 1960s, near future, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, drugs/alcohol, unwanted pregnancy, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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