Movies like Stay Hungry

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Stay Hungry (1976)
 5.6
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to close the deal, he needs to buy a gym building to complete a multi-parcel lot. When he visits the gym, however, he finds himself romantically interested in the receptionist (Sally Field) and drawn to the carefree lifestyle of the Austrian body builder "Joe Santo" (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is training there for the Mr. Universe competition.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, ambition, social differences, society, rivalry, friends, love triangle, fall in love, working class, americana, bodybuilder, foot massage, horse, fight, prostitute, drug abuse, poker, musician, forest, hunter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, twentieth century, year 1976
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about love and romance, friendship, friends, ambition, romance, society and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Stay Hungry: Diggers (2006), Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008), Bottle Shock (2008), Walkaway (2010), Punchline (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, youth, save the day, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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95%
Diary of a Tired Black Man (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Diary of a Tired Black Man is a simple story about the complex relationships between black men and black women.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, opposites attract, social differences, looking for love, romance, love and romance, couples, society, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, african american, black man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 15K
Bottle Shock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wine, vineyard, friendship, family business, ambition, escapades, intern, workplace, contests and competitions, love affair, boxing, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, california, usa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 798
Walkaway (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walkaway, a light-comedy drama, mocks the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York City.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, buddies, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.9
 8K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, medical school ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985 a summer vacation in Ocean City, Md., changes the life of a shy white teen who's obsessed with table tennis and hip-hop music.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, rivalry, contests and competitions, vacation, youth, friendship, ping pong, sport, society, misfit, teenager
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ritchie is the epitome of everything wrong with modern man: a pompous, foul-mouthed idiot, driven only to get the latest girl of the week Something changes after his first real relationship that includes Ritchie's two favorite things: frequent ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: womanizer, friendship, couples, prostitute, sexual relations, fall in love, romance, society, disorder, sexual content, profanity, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Women in Revolt (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three women join a militant feminist group, P.I.G. (Politically Involved Girls), but their newfound liberation doesn't make them any happier.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, witty ...
Plot: midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, best friends, crumbling marriage, love and romance, celebrity culture, gender, artists and showbiz, womanizer, rivalry, feminism, satire ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, tv show, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, contests and competitions, late night, media satire, television show, talk show host, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991, 1990s, year 1992
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, loss of virginity, friendship, self discovery, virgin, teenage girl, high school, teenage love, sexual relations, looking for sex, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, youth, love, love and romance, teenage love, looking for love, coming of age, homecoming, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 1K
Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, unemployment, campaign, society, politics, against the odds, friends, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Somebody to Love (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: transvestism, celebrity culture, social differences, urban, down on your luck, ambition, romance, rising to stardom, love and romance, follow your dream, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When ...
Style: stylized, humorous, atmospheric, inspirational, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, old love, friendship, profanity, small town, society, love and romance, social differences, friends, salesman, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Murphy's Romance (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse ranch, small town, starting over, single parent, single mother, romance, friendship, divorce, social relations, family relations, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 13K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, ambition, youth, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 46K
Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, man-woman relation, opposites attract, rivalry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 7K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, romance, underdog, ambition, teenage life, parents and children, youth, skating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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My Faraway Bride (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Alex, a copy-writer dreaming of being an adventure novelist someday, who meets and romances Indian beauty Reena, while she is vacationing in California. Torn by her blossoming feelings for Alex and her Indian family values and ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bollywood, social differences, love affair, opposites attract, romance, writer's life, society, fall in love, looking for love, tragic love, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, california, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy, light ...
Plot: basketball, friendship, racism, sport, gambling, african american, contests and competitions, ambition, blacks and whites, rivalry, profanity, racial stereotype ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Make It Happen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.
Style: entertaining, inspirational, uplifting, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, love and romance, youth, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, dance school, friendship, self discovery, dancing, dancer's life, pantyhose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, follow your dream, ambition, underdog, youth, love and romance, romance, hopes, athlete's life, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 253
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, youth, love and romance, human nature, unemployment, friendship, friendship between men, coming of age, friends, courtroom drama, siblings relations, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.6
 4K
Blackball (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, athlete's life, love affair, social differences, ambition, against the rules, society, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, family relations, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 589
Good Fences (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s, Tom Spader is an attorney who is determined to end what he has dubbed "the colored man's losing streak." When his winning of a high-profile case thrusts him into the limelight, he decides to moves his wife and their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: racism, family relations, ambition, against the odds, dysfunctional family, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle, rise to the top, society, couples, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 5.7
 1K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, love triangle, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, nightlife, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, friendship, society, rivalry, profanity, workplace situations, workplace romance, family business, boss and employee, urban, hip hop, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 1K
Maan Karate (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Five friends meet a mystic in a forest who grants their wish — a newspaper from the future. They decide to get rich by using their knowledge of the future. They focus their efforts on Peter, a carefree youth from Royapuram, who is predicted by the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, entertaining, semi serious
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, fall in love, romance, sport, cons and scams, ambition, prediction, training, boxing, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 21K
Breaking Away (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dave, nineteen, has just graduated high school, with his 3 friends, The comical Cyril, the warm hearted but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Now, Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: working class, riding a bicycle, cycling, sport, friendship, coming of age, underdog, bicycle race, bicycle, coming-of-age, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition ...
Time: 70s, quarry, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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