Movies like Butter

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Butter (2011)
 6.2
 22K
Butter (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, melancholic, sweet, absurd, light, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, small town, family relations, ambition, social relations, championship, blind ambition, adoption, mentor, satire, creativity, artist, african american, society, retired, small town life, prostitute, cheating wife, sex scene, lesbian sex, adultery, mother daughter relationship, cuckold, contest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Butter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, feel good and melancholic films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, family relations, mentor and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Butter: Our Idiot Brother (2011), Beautiful (2000), Bad Words (2013), She's Funny That Way (2014), Mistress America (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everybody has the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned, an erstwhile organic farmer whose ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hippie, marijuana, lesbian, sibling relationship, family relations, goofy hero, eccentric family, loser, goodhearted, family values, naivete, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, california, new jersey
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100%
 5.5
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, blind ambition, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, single parent, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 50K
Bad Words (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A misanthropic man sets out to exact revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father, and everything he's worked so hard for as head of the ...
Style: cynical, not serious, humorous, funny, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: blind ambition, loser, social misfits, fish out of water, competition, disorder, rivalry, obsession, dark humor, opponent, children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
She's Funny That Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: infidelity, artists and showbiz, aspiring actor, love and romance, romance, actor's life, love affair, fall in love, adultery, father son relationship, escort, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1930s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, depressing, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, eccentric family, follow your dream, prank, hopes, family relations, disorder, female protagonist, chess, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.4
 541
Bad Parents (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous "win at all costs" behavior spirals out of control.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: soccer, obsession, eccentric family, family relations, rivalry, parents and children, sport, sport team, youth, fish out of water, underdog, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Geraldine's Fortune (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Geraldine Elmhurst Liddle - Deen to her friends - is up against five other contestants for the $2 million jackpot on the game show "Bring Home the Bacon!". News of her upcoming appearance on the show takes her small New Brunswick hometown ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: small town, ambition, parents and children, couples, family relations, contests and competitions, rivalry, social relations, elderly, rags to riches, infidelity, fictional game show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 514K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, adoption, teenager, social relations, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.9
 6K
The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, underdog, rivalry, ambition, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, card playing, gambler, greed, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, ice hockey, championship, gay slur, mayor, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Fighting Temptations stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: church choir, small town, music, disorder, last wish, music band, contests and competitions, ambition, friendship, family relations, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 131K
The Campaign (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two rival politicians compete to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Style: humorous, satirical, parody, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, congressman, farce, election campaign, political corruption, uninhibited rivalry, campaign, debate, media, ambition, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 38K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, social awkwardness, friends, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, buddies, infidelity, one night stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 521
Closing Escrow (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three quirky families seeking to buy their next home collide when trying to purchase the same property. The bidding war tests the limits of their marriages and the resolve of their agents.
Style: humorous, cynical, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, eccentric family, family relations, social relations, ambition, satire, real estate, couples, marriage, contests and competitions, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dealin' with Idiots (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: family relations, baseball, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, social relations, ambition, writer's life, parents and children, baseball team, father son relationship, mother son relationship, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gay, gender bending, friendship, gay slur, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, showbiz, cross country ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 9K
Blow Dry (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, rivalry, beauty salon, model, hairdresser, working class, relationship vs career, follow your dream, love and romance, ambition, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Mayor Cupcake (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rise to the top, campaign, society, small town life, family life, ambition, uneducated, family relations, parents and children, small town, family, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, fashion, homelessness, family, life philosophy, destiny, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 10K
Best Man Down (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: honeymoon, couple relations, friendship, couples, newlyweds, dealing with death, wedding, mother daughter relationship, teenager, husband wife relationship, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, phoenix arizona, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.3
 12K
The Comebacks (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, college, coach, sport, social relations, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, against the odds, baseball, athlete's life, ambition, sport team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Big Tease (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Thinking he's competing in Los Angeles' hot Platinum Scissors contest, Scottish hairstylist Crawford (Craig Ferguson) leaves Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event. When he learns he's a mere audience member, Crawford must find ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: hairdresser, culture clash, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, contests and competitions, underdog, down on your luck, heroic mission, silly humor, competition, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, scotland, california, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, stripper, photographer, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, popularity, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Chosen One (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul is an ordinary man who is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his mother and gay, Buddhist-monk brother constantly remind him of his shortcomings. Although Paul doesn't know it yet, his life is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: chosen one, self discovery, family relations, society, life turned upside down, oracle, destiny, farce, deadend life, suicide attempt, brother brother relationship, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, los angeles, south america, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenage love, internet, parents and children, computers and web, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 68K
Beerfest (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, beer, championship, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, underdog, rivalry, buddies, german, alcohol abuse, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, usa, amsterdam, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 15K
Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Plot: rivalry, contests and competitions, workplace, family relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, betrayal, ambition, blind ambition, insurance, lookalikes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, music band, rivalry, musician's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, youth, chorus girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Zero Charisma (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An obsessive fantasy nerd gradually becomes unhinged when a charismatic hipster joins his role-playing game
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: rivalry, misfit, social misfits, breaking point, uninhibited rivalry, buddies, loser, deadend life, dark humor, passionate interest, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%