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Profit (1996)
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Profit (1996)
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: child abuse, blind ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, crime, dishonesty, workplace, legal investigation, boss and employee, crimes, deadly, rivalry, 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, humorous, clever and semi serious films and TV series with plots about workplace situations, workplace, ambition, power relations, dishonesty, couples and blind ambition mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Profit: Models Inc. (1994), The Deep End (2010), Trust Me (2009), P.S. I Luv U (1991), UnREAL (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Models Inc. (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994-1995 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The series was created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, humorous
Plot: blind ambition, intrigue, sitcom, fashion model, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, workplace situations, fashion, dishonesty, rivalry, workplace, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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95%
 7.1
 724
The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: law firm, lawyer, lawsuit, blind ambition, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, ambition, legal, workplace, power relations, boss and employee, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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85%
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Trust Me (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series revolves around Rothman, Greene, and Moore, a fictional advertising firm. The storylines center on the difficulties of securing accounts and the characters' personal lives.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: workplace, friendship, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, workplace situations, ambition, partners, friends, boss and employee, relationship vs career, couples, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 144
P.S. I Luv U (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: P.S. I Luv U is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS as a part of its 1991-92 schedule. The title derived from the phone number of fictitious Palm Security and Investigations, which was 774-5888, which can be reached by dialing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hidden identity, crime, unlikely couple, witness protection, detective agency, ex-cop, unlikely partners, crimes, couples, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 12K
UnREAL (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the ...
Style: realistic, biting, twists and turns, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: media, showbiz, dishonesty, manipulations, media satire, artists and showbiz, reality tv, workplace intrigue, tv show, workplace situations, blind ambition, eligible bachelor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: witty, serious, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: rivalry, ego clash, drugs/alcohol, media satire, tv show, media, workplace, blind ambition, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 90s
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63%
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political intrigue, manipulations, politics, state affairs, blind ambition, political corruption, intrigue, lobbyist, white house, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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63%
 7.5
 87
Buddy Faro (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Buddy Faro was the best private detective in the business, until he disappeared in 1978 after a case went bad. Twenty years later, he's brought back to Los Angeles by private detective Bob Jones and they reopen Buddy Faro Investigations.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, partners, crime, mystery, private investigator, detective agency, crimes, buddies, fish out of water, misfit, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Action (1999)
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: not serious, clever, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, hollywood, nothing goes right, anti heroes, workplace situations, workplace, heroes, disorder, sleazy, agent, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, workplace situations, laptop, supportive spouse, blind ambition, inventions and discoveries, partners, ego clash, relationship vs career, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
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Big Shots (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four friends are at the top of their game...until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, housewife, casual sex, buddies, business, ceo, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Prime Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pendelton "Penny" Wise is a smooth-talking con-artist who makes a living by scamming people with phoney travel comp vacations over the phone when, desperate for more fast cash, he's called to work for a shady, veteran con businessman, ...
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense ...
Plot: boss and employee, cons and scams, workplace situations, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, power relations, couple relations, destiny, telephone, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 262
C.P.W. (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Central Park West is an American prime time television soap opera that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. The series was created and executive produced by Melrose Place's Darren Star. As the title suggests, CPW was set in New York, in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: city life, workplace intrigue, urban, workplace situations, workplace, boss and employee, couple relations, rivalry, couples, power relations, intern, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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57%
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 22K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, coworker relationship, power relations, strong sexual content, workplace, dishonesty, powerful corporation, ambition, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
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The $treet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The $treet is an American television drama series that aired on Fox in 2000. 11 episodes were produced and 6 aired in the U.S. The series was about a small brokerage house called Belmont Stevens located in New York and the lives of its employees. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: wall street, blind ambition, rise to the top, urban, city life, relationship vs career, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, ambition, workplace, power relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Whatever This Is. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Whatever this is. follows Sam (Hunter Canning) and Ari (Dylan Marron), two production assistants in New York, as well as Sam's girlfriend Lisa (Madeline Wise), a teacher without pay for the summer. Sam and Ari are scraping by working low paying ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, biting
Plot: buddies, twentysomething life, workplace, obnoxious boss, tv show, workplace situations, media, friends, small time, petty job, gay, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Final Cut (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Approaching his 65th birthday, Prime Minister Frances Urquhart begins to see the end of his career. Not that he has the intention of resigning anytime soon. He does however hope to establish a legacy, one for the history books and one to provide his ...
Style: serious, biting, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: prime minister, politics, head of state, cons and scams, political thriller, dishonesty, state affairs, golden years, haunted by the past, political corruption, ambition, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, workplace situations, legal, lawyer, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Lucky (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Lucky is an American dark comedy television series which ran for one season on FX Networks in 2003. The show starred John Corbett as Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, a professional poker player and gambling addict. The series was created by ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dishonesty, best friends, buddies, mind game, addiction, cons and scams, gambling, ambition, crimes, partners, rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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House of Cards (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 226 min.
Story: Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime ...
Style: witty, tense, biting, clever, serious ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, cocaine, journalist, reporter, politician, blind ambition, intrigue, journalism, manipulations, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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51%
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K Street (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: K Street is a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and politicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, workplace situations, office, realism, dishonesty, workplace, workplace intrigue, campaign, ambition, media, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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49%
 6.9
 794
Smoking Room (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Spanish branch of an American company is obliged to enforce the ban on smoking in their offices. From now on, those who want to smoke during working hours must do so in the street. Ramirez, one of the employees of this small office composed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, office, workplace, politics, obnoxious boss, human nature, introspection, boss and employee, campaign, gender, media, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 212
North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, legal action, courtroom, uninhibited rivalry, courtroom drama, legal, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, blind ambition, legal investigation, obsession, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.3
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Ordinary Lies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Exploring what happens when a bunch of white lies spiral out of control and the effect it has on an ordinary group of colleagues and friends.
Style: serious, witty, realistic, captivating
Plot: workplace, boss, human nature, workplace situations, car salesman, dishonesty, power relations, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, couples, family problems, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Clockwatchers (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: office, friendship, workplace, eating disorder, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, investigation, siblings relations, heist, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
St. Elsewhere (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at a lightly-regarded Boston hospital ...
Style: dark humor, clever, talky, serious, witty ...
Plot: hospital, realism, doctors and patients, workplace situations, confined, power relations, life is a bitch, workplace, society, administration, intern, aids ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman becomes romantically involved with a murder defendant while she is a juror in his trial.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: legal investigation, college, looking for sex, parents and children, sexual relations, courtroom drama, media satire, murder, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.3
 527
The Outs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A web series centered around a broken couple, Jack and Mitchell. It depicts the events before, during, and after the break-up. An interesting turn of events follows in this romantic drama portrayed in a non-linear fashion.
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic, witty ...
Plot: gay, city life, urban, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, friendship, dating, lgbt, looking for love, gender, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 5K
Titus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. This sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his ...
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mechanic, comedian, suicide, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, workplace romance, eccentric family, suburban life, workplace situations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.6
 171K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, cigarette smoking, ambition, americana, career, office, advertising, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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