Movies like Fruit Fly

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Fruit Fly (2009)
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Fruit Fly (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, sexual, clever, offbeat, sexy, queer cinema
Plot: friendship, self discovery, performer's life, lifestyle, city life, adoption, gay man straight woman relationship, birth mother, gay interest, friends, artists and showbiz, urban, gender, gays and lesbians, dancing, lesbian, singing, best friend, photograph, artist, aunt, drunk, gay friend, scar, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about lifestyle, friends, artists and showbiz, friendship, performer's life, urban and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Fruit Fly: Colma: The Musical (2006), The Cult of Sincerity (2008), Without You I'm Nothing (1990), Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007), Leave It on the Floor (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Colma: The Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries and streets. But, that's exactly what happens. Best ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friends, social relations, haunted by the past, dull life, breakup, buddies, gays and lesbians, coming of age, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, teenager, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, cynical, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, society, friends, dull life, ambition, youth, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: ambition, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, performer's life, gender, desire for fame, musician's life, media, soul music, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The basic storyline of the film follows Bobby and Scott, two young men in their late twenties who are struggling to make careers out of their artistic dreams but their competitiveness with each other gets in the way.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: couples, lifestyle, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, down on your luck, urban, male female relationship, plagiarism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Leave It on the Floor (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Our African-American hero , Brad is bullied by his dysfunctional mom; he flees his home and by chance tumbles down the rabbit-hole into the LA ball scene where he finds a ragtag new famiiy. With music by Beyonce music director, Kim Burse, screenplay ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rivalry, society, nightclub, ambition, nightlife, self discovery, gender, gay relationship, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Nora's Hair Salon II (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The hilarious cast of Nora's Hair Salon is back in this outrageous, bust-a-gut comedy! Featuring familiar faces and fresh new names, Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above will have you cutting up all over again! As co-owner of Nora's Hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: workplace, society, family relations, friends, friendship, workplace situations, city life, estrangement, beauty salon, urban, barbershop, black cast
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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29th and Gay (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following a year in the life of James Sanchez, it's a story about a guy rapidly approaching thirty, who doesn't have a six-pack, full head of hair or a boyfriend. While his best friend Roxy, an actress-turned-activist, struggles with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, light ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, lifestyle, couples, friends, twentysomething life, friendship, singleness, gender, actor's life, best friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Downtown 81 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: prodigy, profanity, art, musician's life, twentysomething life, artist, street life, punk, performer's life, urban, rock, eviction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Cho Dependent (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Miss Margaret Cho is back, and she has a few things she'd like to share with you. From her hilarious recounting of her backstage feud with the Palins during 'Dancing with the Stars' to musical interludes featuring Cho's witty ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, talky
Plot: singing, fish out of water, lifestyle, performer's life, misfit, artists and showbiz, disorder, feminism, feminist, gender, gay interest, live audience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Naked Boys Singing! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This whimsical Off-Broadway hit musical is aptly reworked and transferred to the screen. The self-descriptively titled Naked Boys Singing is a musical revue of songs that poke fun at gay life, body image, love, loss and yearning.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: dancing, show tunes, human nature, satire, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gender, nudity (full frontal - brief), stage, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Standup special filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, performer's life, society, silly humor, stand up special, female comedian
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
That's What She Said (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: best friends, city life, best friend, singleness, lifestyle, hung over, twentysomething life, friends, nothing goes right, disorder, strong female presence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, road trip, travel, artists and showbiz, performer's life, downfall, showbiz, cross country, human nature, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
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Freak Dance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A spoiled rich girl who wants to be a dancer finds herself caught into between two rival dance groups set to do battle at an underground competition.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, rivalry, artists and showbiz, youth, lifestyle, dance contest, competition, choreography, friendship, silly humor, friends, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hollywood Palms (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set entirely in the Hollywood Palms apartment building and its yard, this movie shows how people there live and interact with each other.
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: betrayal, buddies, lifestyle, human nature, friendship, introspection, showbiz, hollywood, murder, twentysomething life, singleness, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Business partners Frank and Josh go bankrupt after their dot-com start-up collapses before it goes online. Frank, a bachelor and broke, reluctantly moves back home to live with his parents while Josh, a hippie computer wiz who's married and has ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, couples, nightlife, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay interest, gay, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Supporting Characters (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Chapiteau-Show (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four parts and four travels to the sea, four crossed short stories: Love, Friendship, Respect and Cooperation. Heroes of each of the short stories arrive to seaside town, and go through turning fragments of their life...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: resort, self discovery, reunion, introspection, friendship, hopes, bohemian life, social relations, real world, love affair, scout, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Happy Life (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: New York Tunez, an all techno record store, is going under. The owner, Keith, a down and out trance DJ, struggles to cope with the changing cultural climate. In a final effort to save the store he organizes a rave. Unfortunately, 2009 is a far cry ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rave, introspection, lifestyle, music, clubbing, nightlife, city life, satire, store, urban, house
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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Exes & Ohs (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Exes & Ohs is an American and Canadian cable TV series that was launched on Logo on October 8, 2007, and Showcase in Canada. The show centres around the dating life of Jennifer, a lesbian documentary filmmaker with a vivid fantasy life and a ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, friends, couples, couple relations, best friends, romance, gender, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, looking for love, sexual identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, filmmaking, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kicking the Dog (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: college, friendship, dog, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, partners, buddies, party, friends, nightlife, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dave Attell: Road Work (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 2014 standup special originally aired on Comedy Central.
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, profanity, live audience
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & ...
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, friendship, showbiz, filmmaking, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, buddies, profanity, odd couple
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mulaney (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in New York, and based on the life and stand-up comedy of John Mulaney, this multi-camera laffer follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss, his roommates and his neighbors.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: friendship, performer's life, stand up comedian, neighbor, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, dialogue, showbiz, coming of age, short lived, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kathy Griffin's all new feature-length stand-up DVD featuring the D-List Diva herself destroying the A-list stars we know and love.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, television show, tv show, women's rights, comedian, interview, celebrity, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, saudi arabia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 4K
Cavemen (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "Cavemen" is a comedic film with a slight edge of drama revolving around the lives of somewhat single, somewhat unemployed guys living in a warehouse converted to living quarters in the 'Arts District' of Downtown Los Angeles, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light
Plot: friends, lifestyle, buddies, singleness, looking for love, love and romance, life philosophy, male female relationship, transformation, womanizer, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: society, buddies, misfit, friends, love and romance, social misfits, lifestyle, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%