Movies like Storytelling

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Storytelling (2001)
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Storytelling
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, sexual, semi serious, cerebral, biting, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sex, depression, strong sexual content, teenage life, storytelling, rape, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), loneliness, censorship, relationships, life philosophy, writing, brutality, society, sarcasm, multiple storylines, suburbs, youth, creativity, existentialism, writers, family problems, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
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Welcome to the Dollhouse
Comedy, Drama
USA
88 min.
 7.4
Life During Wartime
Comedy, Drama
USA
98 min.
 6.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and clever films with plots about relationships, brutality, loneliness, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and pornography mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Storytelling: Happiness (1998), Palindromes (2004), Life During Wartime (2009), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), The Anniversary Party (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Happiness
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, bleak, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rape, sexual abuse, obsession, loneliness, child abuse, depression, sex, strong sexual content, siblings relations, relationships, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Palindromes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: surreal, bleak, sexual, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, abortion, sexual abuse, child abuse, runaway, coming of age, adoption, disability, depression, pornography, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
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Life During Wartime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).
Style: dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, suicide, sexual abuse, pornography, depression, existentialism, haunted by the past, sisters, wartime, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey, usa, israel ...
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System:   88%
    User:   85%
 
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Welcome to the Dollhouse
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: bleak, dark humor, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, bullying, school, friendship, kidnapping, teacher, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, social misfits, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Anniversary Party
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Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary
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Story: This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of ...
Style: talky, sexual, dark humor, clever, biting ...
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Style: talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological, dark humor ...
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, witty, dark humor ...
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Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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Spanking the Monkey
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
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Time: 90s
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
Melinda and Melinda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, jazz, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, writers, storytelling, couple relations, relationships, romance, tragedy, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
Damsels in Distress
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed ...
Style: humorous, stylized, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: college, best friends, verbal byplay, depression, dialogue driven, looking for love, dialogue, deadpan, college life, suicide, social relations, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, tokyo, new england
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System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to ...
Style: cynical, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, writer's life, divorce, relationships, oldies, human nature, couple relations, writers, immortality, looking for love, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The feature film debut by artist Miranda July about a various comic situations and plots that intertwine. One story line is about a father who is ending his marriage and the other story is of a video artist (possibly autobiographical of Miranda ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
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The New Age
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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 ...
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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, psychological, semi serious, idiotic, realistic ...
Plot: male nudity, rebellion, mental illness, against the rules, strong sexual content, pornography, prank, lifestyle, suburbs, dogma, disability, censorship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
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Kicking and Screaming
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: college, friendship, coming of age, drinking, writing, beer, buddies, dialogue driven, dialogue, relationships, urban, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
The Skeleton Twins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, estrangement, twins, drugs/alcohol, relationships, depression, suicide, introspection, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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    User:   28%
 
What Happened Was...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night.
Style: talky, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, loneliness, storytelling, losing-it hero, character study, relationships, dialogue driven, innocence lost, social misfits, romance, urban, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
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The Chumscrubber
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, high school, coming of age, teenager, drinking, death, suburban life, drugs/alcohol, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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    User:   31%
 
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Dedication
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, depression, opposites attract, rock, friendship, obsession, mental illness, love and romance, relationships, mentor, love story, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
Melvin Goes to Dinner
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, drinking, pornography, sex, storytelling, hotel, mental illness, wine, buddies, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
Lovely & Amazing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Style: talky, witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, family, mother daughter relationship, love, family life, women, depression, relationships, hospital, sisters, loneliness, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mcdonald's restaurant
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    User:   24%
 
The Little Death
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A comedy film that looks into the loosely connected lives of people with strange sexual fantasies. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partner's struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: sexuality, voyeurism, couple relations, sex, relationships, twists & turns, sexual relations, suburbs, marriage, pornography, loneliness, irreverent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   28%
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Sideways
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, witty, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, wine, midlife crisis, depression, road trip, divorce, infidelity, verbal byplay, strong sexual content, golf, relationships, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
Drinking Buddies
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, love triangle, relationships, drinking, beer, love and romance, couple relations, dialogue, loneliness, unlikely friendships, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
The Rules of Attraction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Style: stylized, sexual, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: college, drug abuse, multiple storylines, love triangle, drugs, virginity, sex, drinking, suicide, drug dealing, postmodernism, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, rome italy, switzerland, barcelona spain, florence italy ...
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System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
An Awfully Big Adventure
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Liverpool. 1947. A star-struck young girl learns about the grown-up world of the theater.
Style: clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, drinking, actor's life, death, nudity (topless - notable), gay, theater, self discovery, loneliness, couple relations, showbiz, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
Late Marriage
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, melancholic, clever, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, marriage, jewish, couple relations, male nudity, parents and children, relationships, jews, divorce, dysfunctional family, family drama, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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System:   26%
    User:   23%
 

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