Movies like Portnoy's Complaint

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Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
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Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The film focuses on the trials and tribulations of Alexander Portnoy, a Jewish man employed as the assistant commissioner of human opportunity for New York City. During a session with his psychoanalyst, he explores his childhood, his relationship with his overbearing mother, his sexual fantasies and desires, his problems with women, and his obsession with his own religion. Via flashbacks, we learn about his affairs with Bubbles Girardi, the daughter of a local hoodlum; Israeli Naomi; and shiksa Mary Jane Reid, whose nickname "Monkey" reflects her remarkable agility at achieving a variety of sexual positions. Mary Jane seemingly is the girl of Portnoy's dreams, but as their relationship deepens and she begins to pressure him into giving her a ring, he shrinks from making a permanent commitment to her. Wikipedia
Style: humorous, sexual, touching, sexy, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: youth, obsession, sexual relations, family relations, repression, religions or cults, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, couples, rebelliousness, doctors and patients, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations, relationships, sex, prostitute, prostitution, masturbation, neurosis
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Portnoy's Complaint

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and sexy films with plots about couples, love and romance, youth, female nudity, family relations, friends and coming of age mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Portnoy's Complaint: The First Time (1981), Diary of a Hooker (1971), A Beer Tale (2012), Stacy's Mom (2010), Beyond Therapy (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Director Lawrence Turman's 1971 drama examines a young couple's unhappy marriage.
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: voyeurism, stock broker, family problems, infidelity, couple relations, relationship vs career, sexual relations, reunion, obsession, espionage, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
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95%
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The First Time (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young film student pursues a woman while studying under a bizarre, eccentric film professor.
Style: psychological, humorous, sexual, offbeat, experimental ...
Plot: college life, unfulfilled love, fall in love, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, school, innocence lost, loss of virginity, college, love and romance, filmmaking, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Diary of a Hooker (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Controversial director Paul Verhoeven made his feature-film debut with this Dutch comedy-drama about two prostitutes working in the Amsterdam Red Light district, and the many strange and unusual men they meet through their work. Also known as Diary ...
Style: sexy, cynical, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: life is a bitch, rise to the top, mentally unstable, love and romance, downfall, couples, power relations, sexual relations, chaos and mayhem, infidelity, doctors and patients, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 191
A Beer Tale (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic comedy centered around the lives of twin brothers Luke and Corey Frankenstein in the pivotal months following college graduation. Orphaned at the age of five, the brothers inherited their family brewery and were left in the ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, family relations, twins, youth, love and romance, beer, rivalry, friendship, couples, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.4
 266
Stacy's Mom (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about four adolescent buddies whose raging hormones zero in on their friends mom.
Style: sexy, humorous, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual fantasy, puberty, innocence, friends, rivalry, buddies, family relations, parents and children, youth, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: sexual, clever, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, doctors and patients, sexual relations, power relations, couples, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, battle of the sexes, personal ad, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 913
Gettin' It (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a rumor spreads through the neighborhood that he's got more to offer than most men, an awkward virgin becomes popular beyond his wildest fantasies. Strippers, housewives and the town's most gorgeous eligible women throw themselves at ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, funny, sexual ...
Plot: teenage life, womanizer, love and romance, battle of the sexes, youth, couples, wooing, looking for sex, sexual relations, coming of age, friends, manhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.0
 502
Crazy Eyes (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zack (Haas) is a young, divorced father who starts to develop romantic feelings towards his friend Rebecca (Zima), whom he refers to as "Crazy Eyes". He spends a lot of time at a bar run by his best friend Dan Drake (Busey) and hanging out ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, womanizer, wooing, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, nightlife, single parent, family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jamie McGregor (Barry Evans) is a virginal sixth-former in suburbia delivering groceries for the local supermarket, but he is more interested in other matters - Mary, Linda, Paula and Caroline. He tries to seduce the girls of his dreams in the ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: loss of virginity, youth, gender, lifestyle, womanizer, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, coming out, sexual relations, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jeff and Mari Thompson have been married for fifteen years. Although their marriage is not perfect, they are seemingly happy in their married and family life. But all their married friends seem to be getting divorced or separated. These newly single ...
Style: humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, wedding, family problems, revolution, friends, thirtysomething life, mate swapping, family relations, crumbling marriage, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Sex and the Teenage Mind (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school hottie Kellie Guthrie would never dream of giving nerdy classmate Virgil Heitmeyer a second look -- but after he takes the fall for Kellie when she's caught cheating, she's ready to reward him with an intimate thank-you.
Style: sexy, humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, youth, drugs/alcohol, couples, silly humor, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, high school, strong sexual content, teenage sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Private Lessons (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a ...
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, statutory rape, nanny, teenage love, first time, forbidden love, sexual awakening, couples, sexual relations, looking for sex, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, road trip, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, adventure, new life, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, melancholic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, sexual relations, infidelity, sex scene, relationships, dialogue, hiv, sexuality, loneliness, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Goodbye Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) New York apartment to Elliot Garfield, who generously lets ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, self discovery, family relations, showbiz, couples, romance, dancer's life, love and romance, starting over, male female relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Goats (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: family relations, boarding school, coming of age, teenage life, youth, parents and children, fall in love, eccentric family, roommate, boy girl relationship, divorced parents, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Move (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eleven moving dates, eight friends: Philipp, Wiebke, Jessica, Maria, Swantje, Michael, Thomas, Dina – all in their twenties and mutually lonesome. And always searching: For a new city, a new job, an own apartment, a new, or even an old love. The ...
Style: sexual, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, family relations, breakup, christmas dinner, break up, friendship, sex scene, video chat, female nudity, devotion, goth girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 540
Daddy Cool (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story about the age gap between a scientist father, Philipe Le Tallec, and his newly discovered teen aged daughter, Eglantine.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disorder, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, coming of age, reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, bittersweet, social relations, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ally (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha (Cynthia Gibb) is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny Donner (Dean Cain) is the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, christmas, comedy of errors, workplace, fall in love, lifestyle, family relations, dishonesty, couples, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Oh, What a Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the summer of 1955, seventeen-year-old Eric Hansen embarks on a journey in his new town, a journey which will change his life forever.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, small town, best friends, love and romance, eccentric family, teenage love, society, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, teaching the ways of the world, first sexual experience ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Gretchen (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy Ricky gets out of hand, her mother sends her to an ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, obsession, self discovery, fashion, youth, fall in love, small town, clinic, parents and children, buddies, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
More Grief Than Glory (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David is a teenager who feels he doesn't belong to a life where his family, friends and the girl he loves seem not to understand him.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, romance, youth, nothing goes right, family relations, couples, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage crush, coming of age, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hollywood High Part II (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's another year at Hollywood High and the students are upholding the standards of their school. It's the end of the semester and finals are near, but that doesn't stop the girls of Hollywood High from having fun. From the pool to ...
Style: sexual, humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: beach, teenage life, hollywood, youth, dishonesty, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, school, infidelity, sexual abuse, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wirey Spindell (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the eve of his wedding, a Manhattanite takes a whimsical look back at his formative years and sexuality.
Style: offbeat, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, rising to stardom, gender, taxi, family relations, dull life, friends, thirtysomething life, couples, best friends, investigation, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American playwright living in Rome consults a quack psychiatrist to combat his fears of balding and save his failing marriage.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: farce, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), playwright, doctors and patients, sexual relations, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, silly humor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 306
Box Elder (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Box elder bugs are loud, scary looking, and dependent on group swarming. Yet, they're also completely harmless and extremely passive aggressive. Using this metaphor to address a generation that thinks big, talks fast, and threatens to change ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, coming of age, misfit, youth, couples, friends, disagreement, power relations, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A put-upon Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn dreams of getting out from underneath the thumb of his domineering father and his haughty fashion-model girlfriend by buying his own restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: restaurant, rabbi, family life, parents and children, friends, couples, family relations, religions or cults, loan, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who's Your Daddy? (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.
Style: humorous, not serious, sexy, sexual, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teen sex comedy, teenage love, fish out of water, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, rise to the top, love and romance, youth, disorder, teenage life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hair Under the Roses (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The discovery of sexuality through the eyes of a group of teenagers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, puberty, teenage life, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, best friends, breakup, sexual relations, wooing, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Teen Spirit (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 30 ans, Bruno, rock-star has been, vit toujours aux crochets de sa petite amie. Les temps sont durs... surtout quand une ex ressurgit de nulle part pour lui apprendre qu'il est le père de Nancy, 13 ans, dont il n'a jamais soupçonné ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, couple relations, best friends, friends, youth, life turned upside down, self discovery, introspection, couples, parents and children, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%