Movies and TV shows like Profit

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Profit
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Profit is an American television series that originally aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company in 1996 on Monday Night at 9:00 PM EST. The series was created by David Greenwalt and John McNamara, and stars Adrian Pasdar as the eponymous character Jim Profit. In February 2008, episodes began airing on Chiller in the USA. In October 2010, episodes began airing on CBS Action in Europe. Considered by many to be ahead of its time, the show is a precursor to more recent edgy television shows that include The Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and The Shield. Subversive themes stemming from the amoral actions of the central character made the show uncomfortable and unfamiliar viewing for mainstream audiences and Fox network affiliates, which ultimately led to the demise of the series. TV Guide ranked it #4 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Canceled Too Soon", calling Profit "shockingly memorable".
Style: dark humor, witty, semi serious, biting, realistic, clever, humorous, cynical
Plot: blind ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, crime, dishonesty, workplace, legal investigation, boss and employee, crimes, deadly, rivalry, child abuse, yuppie, bribery, chief, social climbing, hacker, corporate world, secretary, notoriety, powerful corporation, blackmail, wrongful conviction, sabotage, scandal ...
Time: 90s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, witty and humorous films and TV series with plots about dishonesty, workplace, rivalry, workplace situations, crimes, power relations and greed mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Profit: House of Cards (2013), House of Lies (2012), Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997), The Deep End (2010), Models Inc. (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Cards
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Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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The Informant!
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
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Time: 90s
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Country: USA
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, mental illness, hitman, gangster, buddies, mafia, brutality, organized crime, violence, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
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Action
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Action is an American comedy series about a Hollywood producer named Peter Dragon, who is trying to recover from his last box-office failure. It aired on Fox during the 1999-2000 season. The series was critically praised for its irreverent, and ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Prime Gig
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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