Movies like Monster in a Box

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Monster in a Box (1992)
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Monster in a Box (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is the story of Spalding Gray and his attempt to write a novel. It is a first person account about writing and living, and dealing with success while trying to be successful.
Style: clever, witty, talky, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical, atmospheric, thought provoking, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: catastrophe, drugs, distopia, psychology, relationships, dark humor, loneliness, life, depression, obsession, male nudity, gunfight, suicide, tragedy, philosophy, psychiatry, runaway, mental illness, childhood, sexualized violence, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, mentor, genetics, life & death ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Monster in a Box

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, talky, realistic and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy, artists and showbiz, catastrophe and relationships mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Monster in a Box: Swimming to Cambodia (1987), Wonder Boys (2000), Gray's Anatomy (1996), God Said, 'Ha!' (1998), My Dinner with Andre (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Spalding Gray sits behind a desk throughout the entire film and recounts his exploits and chance encounters while playing a minor role in the film 'The Killing Fields'. At the same time, he gives a background to the events occurring in ...
Style: humorous, talky, thought provoking, breathtaking, poignant ...
Plot: vietnam war, unlikely friendships, nudity (full frontal - brief), monster, genocide, greed, obsession, paranoid, philosophy, existentialism, runaway, transformation ...
Place: new york, usa, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 64K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, adultery, college, professor, coming of age, writers, marijuana, divorce, gay, mentor, loneliness, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film documents, in an often dramatic and humorous fashion, Gray's investigations into alternative medicine for an eye condition (Macular pucker) he had developed.
Style: affectionate, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, colourful, absurd ...
Plot: culture clash, medical, art, melancholy, distopia, redemption, runaway, life & death, betrayal, creativity, imagination, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
God Said, 'Ha!' (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julia Sweeney tells the viewers the monologue about the hard time in her life when her brother fought with cancer and she was also diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Style: talky, witty, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dark humor, cancer, depression, death, destiny, catastrophe, culture clash, vengeance, brutality, childhood, loneliness, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, tokyo, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, intellectual, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: restaurant, food, philosophy, existentialism, stream of consciousness, mysticism, jewish, technology, humanity, death, bittersweet, melancholy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: poland, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances ...
Style: talky, clever, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, fight scenes, first contact, family, ethnic conflict, destiny, culture clash, natural disaster, love story, humanity, hotel, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
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Mother (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, poignant ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother, mother son relationship, divorce, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, violent, vengeance, secrets, runaway, women, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, road movie, melancholic, funny, visually appealing ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, road trip, existentialism, eccentricity, friendship, sarcasm, midlife crisis, loneliness, lifestyle, food, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.3
 27K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: greed, justice, loneliness, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, writers, satire, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, hollywood, filmmaking, greed, movie business, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, funny, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor, character study, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, filmmaker, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 10K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, disturbing, ironic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: punk, slacker, drug addiction, teenager, friendship, coming of age, marijuana, suburbs, male nudity, adaptation, adolescence, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, texas, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: philosophical, sexy, surreal, talky, clever ...
Plot: weekend, existentialism, artist, satire, price of fame, flashback, nostalgia, argument, alien, childhood memory, discussion, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 15K
The Big Kahuna (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, philosophical, thought provoking ...
Plot: hotel, salesman, hotel room, religion, midlife crisis, life & death, christian, existentialism, marketing, baptist, convention, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, friendship, bittersweet, love, runaway, character study, parenthood, vacation, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, unfulfillment, introspection, self discovery, youth, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, musician, musician's life, teenager, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 43K
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, witty, light, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fictional reality show, television, satire, fish out of water, audition, reality, happy ending, life philosophy, misfit, tv show, human nature, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 583
Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, non-linear, contemplative ...
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, human nature, on the road, showbiz, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 2K
Mistress (1992)
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 ...
Plot: filmmaking, mistress, screenwriter, hollywood, showbiz, artists and showbiz, dark humor, film producer, financier, money, empire, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Vagina Monologues (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This controversial work, created and performed by Eve Ensler, debuted off-off-Broadway in 1996 and soon rode a wave of national acclaim. Now, the intimacy of Ensler's original show has been lovingly brought to the screen. Capturing her unique ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, suspense, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual dysfunction, society, gender, introspection, couples, battle of the sexes, artists and showbiz, feminism, satire, performer's life, sexual relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
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The TV Set (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every ...
Style: satirical, melancholic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: television, showbiz, audition, sarcasm, tv show, deadpan, farce, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, media satire, actor's life, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, funny, cynical, sexy, talky ...
Plot: satire, lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, society, stand up comedian, god, live performance, celebrity, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, ironic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, thanksgiving, sisters, family relations, dysfunctional family, hypochondriac, love triangle, audition, opera, midlife crisis, unfaithful husband, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, meditative, bleak ...
Plot: college, friendship, bittersweet, life, existentialism, depression, life & death, death, crime gone awry, culture clash, gangsters, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, new jersey, tokyo, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: cynical, thought provoking, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, murder, mistress, crimes, justice, guilt, loveless marriage, blackmail, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
You Can Thank Me Later (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this Canadian comedy-drama, Shirley Cooperberg heads a Montreal Jewish family. During her husband's operation, her brood arrives at the hospital -- failed writer Eli, neurotic Susan, and successful theatrical producer Edward. An onslaught of ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, family gatherings, eccentric family, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, infidelity, looking for love, family life, homecoming, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available ...
Style: sexy, talky, witty, clever, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, theater, catastrophe, crime gone awry, culture clash, british, loneliness, adaptation, tragedy, love, love story, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: london, england, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, media, media satire, television, comedian, talk show host, talk show ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 10K
Hurlyburly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios.
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, clever, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, sarcasm, insanity, marijuana, showbiz, buddies, friendship, love triangle, drugs, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, dog, single parent, parents and children, introspection, family life, couple relations, family relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%