Movies like Kill Your Darlings 2006

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Kill Your Darlings (2006)
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Kill Your Darlings (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a hapless mobster, a 6 foot transvestite and a lovesick housewife, all on the way to their celebrity TV shrink in Las Vegas... Things quickly spiral out of control into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game... a writer's frantic search for inspiration becomes intertwined with a motley crew of quirky characters seeking love and adventure at any cost.
Style: road movie, psychological, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense, cynical, biting, offbeat
Plot: desert, on the road, looking for love, supportive spouse, dark humor, crimes, writer's life, criminal heroes, hollywood, writers, gangsters, hitman, kidnapping, filmmaking, transvestism, celebrity culture, highway, suicidal, transvestite, housewife
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about dark humor, on the road, crimes, friends, lifestyle, friendship and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Kill Your Darlings: Saint John of Las Vegas (2009), Three and Out (2008), The Big Ask (2013), Refuge (2010), Hits (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In September 2011 writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: confined, unlikely criminals, crimes, writer's life, friendship, farce, dark humor, abduction, kidnapping, friends, writers, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: on the road, self discovery, going straight, gambling, hopes, escapades, starting over, life is a bitch, dishonesty, love and romance, dark humor, promotion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Three and Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, friends, dark humor, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, unfulfillment, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Big Ask (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, dark humor, bittersweet, buddies, couples, death of mother, disorder, couple relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Refuge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The shimmering New Mexico sun bleaches the earth and reflects off towering thunderheads. From inside an RV nestled among the desert brush just off a barely-paved road, the middle-of-nowhere silence is broken by one quick and alarming gunshot. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, desert, on the run, crimes, spouse killer, dark humor, disorder, road trip, revenge, female protagonist, unlikely couple, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hits (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: fame, talent, dark humor, media satire, celebrity culture, society, delusion, computers and web, small town, youtube, teenager, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Return of Joe Rich (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe believed in right and wrong until... His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan...to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the last place on planet Earth where real men can be ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: crimes, gangsters, unsupportive spouse, singleness, bandit, american dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Getting Home (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town.
Style: road movie, serious, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: working class, dark humor, passenger, dealing with death, truck driver, road trip, suicide attempt, migrant worker, lower class, counterfeit money, hitchhiker, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Eldorado (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some ...
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, drug abuse, disorder, crimes, burglar, road trip, self discovery, friendship, addiction, eccentric family, comedy of errors, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gardener of Eden (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a young deli-counter clerk and general slacker in New Jersey accidentally saves a young woman from a serial rapist, he becomes convinced that his new role in life is to become a vigilante.
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, psychological, biting ...
Plot: vigilantism, rapist, fighting crime, dark humor, hostage, strong sexual content, frame up, prostitute, rape victim, father son relationship, mother son relationship, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 975
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, mentally unstable, unlikely couple, dark humor, nothing goes right, writer's life, family life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Road to Redemption (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple come into contact with stolen mob money, gamble it away, and end up on the run from gangsters
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Plot: gambling, on the road, estrangement, disorder, love and romance, crimes, redemption, self discovery, hitman, criminal heroes, golden years, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 898
Passenger Side (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, sexual content, on the road, siblings relations, road trip, brother brother relationship, love and romance, escapades, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Great Wilderness (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Charlie's (screenwriter Alastair Mackenzie) wife has left him for a successful pop star, and he wants revenge. He sets out for Scotland's Isle of Skye, where he will burn down the star's mansion. In a cafe, he meets Vincente (Jonny ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy, homoerotic
Plot: vengeance, on the road, family problems, buddies, crimes, human nature, couple relations, dark humor, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, nothing goes right, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 658
Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, witty, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, captivating, light, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fish in a Barrel (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: suspense, semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 3K
Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Some Girl(s) (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels around the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for his wrongdoings.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: love and romance, couples, couple relations, on the road, breakup, wedding, strong female presence, cross country, misanthrope, airplane, misogynist, argument ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
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Dark Horse (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Abe is a man who is in his thirties and who lives with his parents. He works regretfully for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. Aware that his family doesn't think highly of him, he tries to spark a relationship with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, disorder, collector, dark humor, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, ego clash, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, showbiz, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, friends, unsupportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, talky, inspirational ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity, irreverence, and recreational cruelty towards those around them.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, captivating, psychological ...
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Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Paradise (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Magic Carpet Ride (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: petty criminal, crimes, family problems, misfit, working class, heist, society, dark humor, satire, gangsters, criminal heroes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, life philosophy, obsession, last wish, friends ...
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Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.9
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Raising Genius (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is about a boy who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall. The boy has obsessive compulsive parents. The boy is obsessed with a cheerleader named Lacy, who lives across the street from.
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, humorous, teen comedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, prodigy, family problems, couples, youth, lifestyle, society, parents and children, couple relations, family life, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, couples, unfulfillment, city life, urban
Time: contemporary
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