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Bored to Death
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical, intellectual
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, urban, buddies, friendship, investigation, riddles and clues, city life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, neo-noir, disorder, friends, career change, gain trust, wannabe, pretense, outside help, drinking problem, surveillance, suffering, responsibility, lifestyle change, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films and TV series with plots about friends, friendship, crimes, lifestyle, disorder, crime and investigation mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Bored to Death: Monk (2002), Psych (2006), Elementary (2012), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Veronica Mars (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monk
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 47 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Psych
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, intellectual, twists and turns, talky ...
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Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
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Style: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
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Style: clever, realistic, stylized, semi serious, offbeat ...
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Seinfeld
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It lasted nine seasons, and is now in syndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized ...
Style: not serious, talky, clever, humorous, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
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Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: twists and turns, cynical, dark humor, humorous, realistic ...
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Supporting Characters
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
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Kettle of Fish
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lifelong bachelor confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist. His heartsick fish and his wise best buddy are on hand to provide perspective.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Looking for Kitty
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school baseball coach and a down-on-his-luck private investigator form a bond as they scour New York City for the coach's wife, who's run away with a second-rate rock star
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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Duration: 22 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
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Duration: 22 min.
Story: Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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A Slight Case of Murder
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, mystery, hollywood, femme fatale, private detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Frances Ha
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: stylized, talky, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, loneliness, best friends, dancer, relationships, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, follow your dream, urban, life, honest, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Crime Is Our Business
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Four-Faced Liar
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Four Faced Liar is a story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City... A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night
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