Movies like Ratboy

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Ratboy (1986)
 3.7
 589
Ratboy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A failed window dresser exploits a being with rat-like features in an effort to make money.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mutant, female director, disability, misfit, fighting the system, journalism, artists and showbiz, store, society, media, culture clash, showbiz, deadly creature, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, cons and scams, down on your luck, media satire, dancing, journey, party, loneliness, bodyguard, forest, blonde ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

Most similar movies to Ratboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and clever films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, society, runaway, storytelling, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Ratboy: Harry in Your Pocket (1973), Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982), Short Time (1990), Strange Hearts (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Harry in Your Pocket (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A master thief (James Coburn) and his drug-addicted partner teach two aspiring crooks (Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere) how to steal wallets.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: pickpocket, cons and scams, teaching the ways of the world, friends, crime, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, man and woman share a bed, phone book, messenger ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor catches the ire of his grandmother for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, hollywood, farce, racism, satire, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, actor's life, interracial relations, filmmaking, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sites on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than he gambled for and in the end is a much bigger man for it.
Plot: apology, letter, mob, pen, telephone call, talking on phone, bowling alley, bicycle, loser, singing, headphones, moustache ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 2K
Short Time (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nearing retirement, Dabney Coleman finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Coleman ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, car chase, chase, chases and races, law enforcement, crimes, cons and scams, parents and children, disorder, retirement, police officer, gun ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 465
Strange Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, rise and fall, rivalry, celebrity culture, love and romance, youth, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, showbiz, cons and scams, manipulation, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 5K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, manipulation, dishonesty, cons and scams, manipulations, disorder, salesman, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Small Apartments (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: murder, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, goofy hero, crimes, crime, social misfits, brother brother relationship, crime scene, fake suicide, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 1K
Modern Girls (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Margo, Kelly, and CeCe have three things in common: they're roomates, they're gorgeous, and they're hooked on the glamour and excitement of L.A.'s rock and roll night life. When they get mixed up with a rock star, an arrogant ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sincere ...
Plot: nightclub, friendship, youth, teenage life, nightlife, romance, partners, buddies, love and romance, obsessive quest, mistaken identity, friendship between girls ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
69%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, society, murder, small town, journey, innocence lost, racism, hollywood, self defense, family relations, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: alabama, usa, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 17K
Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gay slur, friendship, loneliness, gender bending, physical therapy, stroke, female impersonator, tango, disability, culture clash, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
God Bless America (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mass murder, killing spree, stupidity, pop culture, crimes, rage, female killer, satire, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, media, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: satire, media, arson, rivalry, graphic violence, sport team, urban, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, workplace situations, dishonesty, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 47K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, pimp, escape, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, on the road, unlikely criminals, prison life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 18K
Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, poet, bartender, mentally unstable, human nature, social misfits, misfit, drinking, profanity, bar fight, job seeking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 4K
Noise (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: vandalism, vigilante, vigilantism, society, fighting the system, rivalry, losing-it hero, love and romance, satire, heroic mission, city life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 41K
Edtv (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, audition, fictional reality show, tv show, human nature, misfit, tv star, showbiz, love and romance, satire, romantic rivalry, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.1
 582
Son of Morning (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, realistic, humorous
Plot: ambition, journalism, society, hotel, church, battle of the sexes, couples, workplace, workplace situations, miraculous event, media satire, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 429
Livin' Large! (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: ambition, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, media satire, self discovery, human spirit, love affair, rich and poor, workplace situations, society, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 14K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: insurance, kidnapping, murder, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, comedy of errors, down on your luck, insurance fraud, life insurance, insurance agent, frozen body ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ghetto, anti semitism, social differences, workplace situations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, rise to the top, youth, love and romance, society, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 392
Out of Sync (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Deacon, a down-and-out record producer, is given the job of making a singing star out of an industry mogul's girlfriend, an attractive but talentless starlet. He discovers a housewife with a powerful singing voice and decides to secretly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lip synching, hidden identity, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, celebrity culture, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, cons and scams, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulation, older woman younger man sex, manipulations, love and romance, crimes, deadly, loss of fortune, power relations, palaces castles and temples, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s
Place: austria, europe, japan, central europe, bavaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, crime, friends, disorder, heist, dishonesty, nothing goes right, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, tv show, ambition, artists and showbiz, media, contests and competitions, late night, media satire, television show, talk show host, comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991, 1990s, year 1992
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, female protagonist, woman in danger, crumbling marriage, self discovery, family problems, dishonesty, marriage, depression, adultery, bathtub, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 18K
Welcome to Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, tv show, mental disorder, obsession, life turned upside down, media, mental disorders, depression, friendship, loneliness, medication, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1996, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This fake documentary which appears quite real on the surface is about a young man making a movie about his everyday life and discovering something important about himself and his reality. This film is not a real documentary or is it?
Style: biting, experimental, suspense, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, vietnam war, voyeurism, satire, gory, cause and meaning, coming of age, self discovery, showbiz, social decay, media satire ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 36K
Middle Men (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pornography, internet, mafia, success, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, husband wife relationship, sex scene, masturbation, explosion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, afghanistan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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