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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat, biting, suspense, cynical
Plot: desert, on the road, looking for love, supportive spouse, crimes, writer's life, criminal heroes, hollywood, writers, gangsters, hitman, kidnapping, transvestism, filmmaking, celebrity culture, highway, suicidal, housewife, transvestite
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada

Most similar movies to Kill Your Darlings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and dark humor films with plots about crimes, on the road, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, friendship and writer's life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Kill Your Darlings: Saint John of Las Vegas (2009), A Deal Is a Deal (2008), Refuge (2010), The Big Ask (2013), 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: humorous, cynical, semi serious, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: confined, unlikely criminals, danger, writer's life, crimes, friendship, farce, abduction, kidnapping, friends, drugs/alcohol, wine drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, dark humor, offbeat
Plot: addiction, on the road, going straight, self discovery, love and romance, hopes, dishonesty, starting over, escapades, life is a bitch, gambling, promotion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Deal Is a Deal (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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, teenage life, cons and scams, crimes, writer's life, friends, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, writing, ring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 118
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: dark humor, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, desert, on the run, crimes, spouse killer, disorder, road trip, female protagonist, revenge, fall in love, kidnapping, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.7
 571
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, dark humor, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, desert, moral dilemma, best friends, couples, buddies, bittersweet, death of mother, dealing with death, friends, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 2K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: fame, talent, media satire, celebrity culture, society, delusion, teenager, computers and web, viral video, small town, youtube, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 2K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: road movie, serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: working class, dealing with death, passenger, truck driver, suicide attempt, migrant worker, lower class, road trip, drinking, counterfeit money, hitchhiker, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, gloomy
Plot: on the road, vengeance, family problems, human nature, couple relations, crimes, buddies, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, escapades, nothing goes right, sect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, psychological, dark humor, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vigilantism, rapist, fighting crime, hostages, frame up, strong sexual content, hostage, prostitute, father son relationship, rape victim, mother son relationship, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 2K
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, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, disorder, crimes, drug abuse, burglar, chevrolet, road trip, self discovery, friendship, comedy of errors, addiction, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gambling, on the road, estrangement, disorder, love and romance, crimes, self discovery, redemption, impossible love, drug dealing, on the run, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 890
The Ape (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: couples, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, mentally unstable, lifestyle, midlife crisis, writer's life, nothing goes right, family life, artists and showbiz, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 827
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, looking for love, on the road, siblings relations, sexual content, road trip, brother brother relationship, escapades, rock, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mishaps and misfortunes over $1 million in cash leads to murder, mayhem and greed.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder, greed, airport, crime, magic, apartment, dogcatcher, chewing gum ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.5
 628
Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, gender, suburban life, suburbs, small town, lifestyle, small town life, obsession, denial, gays and lesbians, social relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
 3K
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Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Clink of Ice (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.
Style: dark humor, cynical, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse, cancer, life, loneliness, absurd humor, maid, dealing with death ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 2K
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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, dark humor, cynical, light, captivating ...
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Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: humorous, suspense, semi serious, cynical, biting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, rivalry, betrayal, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, criminal's revenge, disorder, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Getting Back to Zero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two brothers reconcile their relationship over the death of their father after they inherit his craps table and gambling debt. A dark comedy set in the world of underground casinos.
Style: humorous, dark humor, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, against the odds, nothing to lose, family relations, ambition, race against time, dishonesty, gambling debt, casino, death of father, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 6K
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, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: toy store, lifestyle, nothing goes right, love and romance, looking for love, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, disorder, family life, parents and children, collector, slacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: not serious, witty, dark humor, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: petty criminal, family problems, heist, misfit, working class, crimes, anti heroes, anti hero, society, gangsters, satire, secret hideout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 3K
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, reunion, on the road, couples, breakup, female director, wedding, strong female presence, cross country, writers, misogynist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 388
The Elder Son (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when Bo, looking for a hideout after a botched car heist, passes himself off as Max's long-lost son. Complications ensue when Bo falls in love with his newfound "sister" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, touching
Plot: incest overtones, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, family life, heist, family in crisis, criminal heroes, crimes, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, underdog, athlete's life, boxing, ambition, love triangle, on the road, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, witty ...
Plot: friendship, ego clash, best friends, showbiz, filmmaking, performer's life, rivalry, criticism, screenwriter, magazine editor, indoor, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 5K
The Comedy (2012)
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, cynical, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, estrangement, social decay, human nature, satire, shallowness, society, dull life, life is a bitch, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 174K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, writer's block, twins, obsession, mentally unstable, filmmaking, writer's life, odd, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, florida, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: desert, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, unsupportive spouse, gangsters, singleness, bandit, american dream
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%